Exactly ‘what it says on the tin’.
The aim of the presentation was to build confidence and understanding of exam expectations whilst giving students time to respond to exam style questions in a supportive environment. It covers every question on Language paper 1 and would work well as a revision workshop too as it reminds students of language / structural devices as well as useful acronymns for the evaluation question. There are also slides with exemplar answers and model plans for the writing tasks. We actually didn’t have time to cover every slide over the course of two lessons - we adapted along the way. It was pitched at students aiming for grades 4-6.
I prepared this for year 11 students using one of the exam style assessments featured in the Pearson Edexcel GCSE 9-1 English Language Text Anthology (which is a super resource).The extract is available from the free online Ebook; it is an extract from Tess of the D’Urbervilles. The first sentence is: ‘Left to his reflections Abraham soon grew drowsy.’ and the last sentence is: "We can’t go on with our load - Prince is killed!’
Feedback and reviews are welcomed. I have an extensive bank of resources but sadly don’t have the greatest IT skills (fairly new to ‘uploading’).