AQA 8700 English Language - AO2 - Paper 1 Question 3 Structure

The most giggle-filled sessions I’ve ever taught…until you get to the end…

Please leave some feedback - any improvements I can make, or suggestions for, will be welcomed and much appreciated. I’ve had some trouble with this difference so I’d like to make it as effective as it can be - as we’re all still learning to teach this one!

Warning - Explicit Content - Warning

This features a clip from Lil’ Dicky’s “Earth” and NOT the CLEAN VERSION. It is designed to help students fully understand the subtle differences between analysing structure and analysing language by using a little bad language which is just a gimmick - hoping it will root the lesson firmly in their memories. I have used the main instance of profanity in my example and so they can’t use that one and the only others have no description so it’s not an option. Judge the group - some will respond really well to this - others just won’t.

It is also something that will obviously promote the great cause at the heart of the song. So feel free to share it but be sure to warn people about the 16+ audience aim.

It explores language and structure in hope to solidify the difference.

Using quotes from characters in the song’s narrative, language is explored and then structure via characterisations and setting.

It also includes clips from and the transcript of: ‘There’s a Rang-tan in My Bedroom’ - from the banned Iceland advert. This has even been used in Primary schools across the country and it it used here to explore narrative focus changes.


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Created: May 31, 2019

Updated: Oct 5, 2019


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