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Was A Level (now uni) student sharing the very best of the resources that I made during my studies with the aim to help others also reach their goals. Everything here helped me achieve A*A*A... I hope they help you or your class in some way! Feel free to drop me an email.

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Was A Level (now uni) student sharing the very best of the resources that I made during my studies with the aim to help others also reach their goals. Everything here helped me achieve A*A*A... I hope they help you or your class in some way! Feel free to drop me an email.
Example Student A GADE Essays | A Level English Language Revision (BUNDLE)
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Example Student A GADE Essays | A Level English Language Revision (BUNDLE)

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A collection of 6 example essays for the new A Level English language Paper 2 for year one and two students. Worth almost £20 :O All A level students need to see these exemplar essays! * Produced by a student who achieved an A* in the new specification. * Reliable examples of strong responses to the language and diversity questions. *Examiner commentary shows exactly what does/ does not work *Springboard for students to improve their own work Excellent for those aiming for an A* but beneficial for ALL students since it suggests one fool proof way to approach these kind of questions. Suggested use is to print and show students a model answer or perhaps asking them to mark the essays themselves. **18 example essays** (every one that you need!) can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/english-language-exemplar-responses-aqa-a-level-new-spec-11874400
A Level English Language NEA A* Example Language Investigation
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A Level English Language NEA A* Example Language Investigation

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This full Language investigation was submitted to AQA in summer 2017 and awarded an A*. This makes it the perfect example to show students what is required of them in the NEA. Even students who pick an interesting topic for their investigation may struggle to achieve the top marks in the NEA because their levels of analysis, interpretation and overall conclusions are far too simple. However by looking at a complete (and highly successful) investigation, students can see how they should use their A level study so far as a toolkit to look closely at language and to make meaningful comments on it. An invaluable resource to introduce students to this part of the new A Level and hopefully inspire them with their own coursework. Includes full write up with data (two transcripts). I also have a directed writing and commentary - Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
A Level English Language NEA A* Example Original Writing with Commentary
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A Level English Language NEA A* Example Original Writing with Commentary

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This original writing and commentary was awarded an A* in summer 2017 when it was submitted to AQA, I am now sharing it with others in the hope it will be helpful. The original writing was based on the 'power of persuasion' since it is an OpEd, so, together with the commentary, would be hugely beneficial to students interested in this approach since it shows what standard is required for the top grades. However, this resource would of course be beneficial to all students as an introduction to the NEA, showing them how they can draw on what they have learned so far in their A level and how to approach the commentary, something they may be unfamiliar with. This resource truly is invaluable to show students what they should be aiming for and could even inspire their own work. Check out my other A Level English Language resources as well as my NEA resource- an A* Language investigation. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
English Language Student Exemplar Responses | AQA A Level New Spec
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English Language Student Exemplar Responses | AQA A Level New Spec

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18 example student essays graded A/ A star Show your students another student’s approach to the essays and opinion articles… worth £70… save £50 :O A fantastic example essay for whatever you are teaching: language and diversity, meanings and representations, purpose/ audience/ mode, language discourses (the hardest element of the yr 2 exam!!), opinion articles and even the new NEA. The most crucial preparation for the exams is for students to practice writing essays/ articles, because whilst many students can memorize theories, facts and grammar, they need to be able to link these up and create a line of argument… … Show them how its done with this invaluable bundle of essays, all graded in the top band. Want notes as well as essays? Big english bundle here (£19.99): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/big-english-bundle-a-level-english-language-revision-11877689
Big English Bundle | A Level English Language Revision
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Big English Bundle | A Level English Language Revision

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Summary sheet and example student essay for every topic in A Level English Langauge - Paper 2. Ideal for content and practical skills… all worth over £60… save £40 :O Speaks for itself really, everything you need to revise/ learn/ teach paper 2 - a fully complete bundle for this exam… no wonder it’s a best seller! Opinion article resources include example articles and a sheet showing different headlines/ straplines/ engaging openings to encourage students to show flair in their articles. Summary sheets include points for discussion rather than regurgitating facts. Loads and loads of content in a concise manner - perfect revision. Essays show how to link up ideas in an A* style PLUS - a bank of practice essay questions (a couple for each topic) for students to have a go themselves. View each resource to look at its in depth breakdown and the benefits it will have for your class. Interested in a bundle of 18 pieces of example student work? (£19.99) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/english-language-exemplar-responses-aqa-a-level-new-spec-11874400
Child Language Acquisition - Written & Multi Modal Revision | A Level English Language AQA New Spec
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Child Language Acquisition - Written & Multi Modal Revision | A Level English Language AQA New Spec

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This detailed, challenging and concise revision booklet for written and multi modal child language acquisition is ideal for students aiming for an A/ A* since it is substantial and includes a range of exciting studies, concepts and theories. It is also useful for all students since it is clear, concise and includes content that directly relates to the specification. After looking at many revision resources, every textbook and online information, I have compiled this booklet which summarises many points for DISCUSSION rather than basic points that students simply regurgitate and score no marks for. It includes information on: Early writing Stages of writing development Spelling Types of spelling mistake Overcoming these challenges The effects of accent and dialect on spelling Hand writing development Socio economic issues surrounding child language development The ways parents can support children Scaffolding The influence of technology Phonics Genre Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
Language and Social Group Example Student Essay | A Level English Language AQA New Spec
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Language and Social Group Example Student Essay | A Level English Language AQA New Spec

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Example A* essay for the new AQA English Language specification (2016). Evaluate the idea that a persons language is affected by the social group they belong to. This resource includes a sample question for the A level paper 2 on language and social group and the A* accompanying essay. The suggested use for this resource is to show students how an A* student arranges and argues ideas. It will show some key studies and ideas, how these link up and the perfect structure to get you an A*. It is useful for students of all abilities since it shows the standard required and can be easily reworked as a template to use in the exam. It is invaluable to link up different studies and have a structure on how you will arrange your ideas already in mind before sitting the exam. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
World English Revision Notes | A Level English Language AQA New Spec
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World English Revision Notes | A Level English Language AQA New Spec

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After looking at every textbook, revision guides and online resources, I have compiled this concise, clear and ambitious booklet. It includes interesting, recent and controversial information that opens up brilliant opportunities for discussion in the exam… crucial for students aiming for the highest grades. It could be printed out or used as it is or converted into a mind map or flashcards. What is included? introduction as to why english is a world language how English spread - inner, outer and explanding circle English and India case study English and the Caribbean case study English and Australia case study American English case study Advantages and disadvantges of a world language Singlish Chinglish Hinglish the rise of outer circle english speaking countries and the impact this will have on English in the future MLE pidgins and creoles Tok Pisin Pitcairnese Possible essay questions This was the revision booklet I used to secure an A star in my exam (summer 2017) and I am now sharing it in the hope it will help other students. I recommend it! Have you seen this? https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/world-english-revision-and-example-essay-a-level-english-language-new-spec-11873520 Includes this summary sheet, an example world english essay, an example student article, a revision checklist and a bank of loads of practice essay questions for you to try.
Accent and Dialect A* Revision Essay AQA English Language A level revision NEW SPEC
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Accent and Dialect A* Revision Essay AQA English Language A level revision NEW SPEC

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Example A* essay for the new AQA English Language specification (2016). Evaluate the idea that some accents and dialects are viewed less favourably than others. This resource includes a sample question for the A level paper 2 on accent and dialect, the A* accompanying essay and examiner commentary with mark awarded. I worked on this essay with my teacher (an AQA examiner) who then marked it so you can see what the examiners do and do not like, as well as seeing any suggestions for improvement that you can use in your own work. The suggested use for this resource is to look at how another student arranges and argues ideas. It will show you some key studies and theories, how these link up and a solid structure that works. It is useful for students of all abilities since it shows the standard required and can be easily reworked as a template to use in the exam. It is invaluable to link up different studies and have a structure on how you will arrange your ideas already in mind before sitting the exam. Good luck :) Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
Language Change & the History of English Revision A* Example Student Essay | AQA A Level New Spec
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Language Change & the History of English Revision A* Example Student Essay | AQA A Level New Spec

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Evaluate the idea that language change is a process of evolution or decay. This resource includes a sample question for the A level paper 2 on language change and the accompanying essay. The essay was awarded the highest mark and therefore provides a great example to show students how to approach the diversity essay. It illustrates how different ideas and arguments can be arranged and also flags up some studies that may be of interest to research further. It is useful for students of all abilities since it shows the standard required and can be easily reworked as a template to use in the exam. It is of course invaluable to ambitious students to see what would be expected to secure the A*. It is crucial to establish how to link up different studies and have a structure in mind on how you will arrange your ideas before entering the exam. One way to do this is to look at lots of good essays and then tackle writing your own! Good luck :) Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
Practice Exam Question Workbooks | A Level Psychology Revision AQA New Spec
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Practice Exam Question Workbooks | A Level Psychology Revision AQA New Spec

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This bundle includes four packs of exam questions for AQA psychology. Each pack covers one of the compulsory AS topics that appear in year one and year 2 exams: MEMORY, ATTACHMENT, SOCIAL and PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. The questions are usefully grouped so that once you have revised the topic you can test yourself on a range of questions that have appeared in the past, giving you ample opportunities to get familiar with the types of questions the exam board have asked in the past and no doubt will again. Even students who can recite their notes off by heart may struggle to achieve the top grades because they have poor exam technique, but this workbook is the ideal resource to improve exam technique simply by practicing! I spent a lot of time going through old specification AQA papers to find the questions that relate to the new specification. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
Language Discourses Example Student Essay (Paper 2 Q3) | A Level English Language AQA New Spec
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Language Discourses Example Student Essay (Paper 2 Q3) | A Level English Language AQA New Spec

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Paper two question 3 on the new AQA A level paper is undoubtedly the hardest since it tests 3 of the AOs and requires students to analyse, compare and evaluate success. Analyse how language is used in text A and text B to present views about the nature of language change. In your answer you should • Examine similarities and differences you find between the two texts • Explore how effectively the texts present their views and opinions Therefore this sample A grade essay that was awarded 33/40 is an invaluable resource to show students one approach that can help them climb the grade boundaries. The suggested use for this resource is to show students one structure they can use on this challenging question so that they can recreate it in their own work. Since this is a new specification and there is uncertainty as to what works and how to go about the exam, I hope this will be beneficial for students preparation. It is useful for students of all abilities since it shows the standard required and can be easily reworked as a template to use in the exam. You may be interested in my mock exam, it has text and and text b used to produce this model answer: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/paper-2-mock-a-level-english-language-aqa-new-spec-language-diversity-and-change-11882263 I have another example marked student essay to this question on my shop, check it out! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/language-discourses-marked-example-student-essay-aqa-english-language-a-level-new-spec-revision-11717785
Child Language Acquisition Ultimate Revision | A Level English Language AQA New Spec
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Child Language Acquisition Ultimate Revision | A Level English Language AQA New Spec

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These detailed, challenging and concise revision booklets (NEW: plus essay and worksheet) for spoken and written & multi modal child language acquisition are ideal for students aiming for an A/ A star since they are substantial and include a range of exciting studies, concepts and theories. They are also useful for all students since they are clear, concise and includes content that directly relates to the specification. After looking at many revision resources, every textbook and online information, I have created booklets which summarise many points for DISCUSSION rather than basic points that students simply regurgitate and score no marks for. —just added for no extra cost!— Example student essay answer Transcript analysis activity Also included is a checklist to guide revision of the entire subject. Encouraging students not only to revise the content but to plan, write and have marked an essay.
Child Language Acquisition Revision Summary Sheet | A Level English Language AQA New Spec
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Child Language Acquisition Revision Summary Sheet | A Level English Language AQA New Spec

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This is a complete revision resource for spoken language acquisition for the new AQA English language exam. I used these notes alone to revise for my exams and achieved a solid A* grade, you can too with these notes! Includes: The stages of acquisition Different things to pick out in a transcript given in the exam Nativist approach Constructivists Nurture approach Cognitive approach Concise and easy to learn notes that directly support essay writing and show different lines of arguments that can be used to 'evaluate' an idea which is crucial to enter the top bands. If these notes are learnt thoroughly and then used to write practice essays; students will have the best chance of securing a top grade. It is beneficial for all students due to its concise and accessible nature. Resource can be used as it is or made into revision cards, mind maps etc. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
A Level English Language Practice Questions/ Example Essay Questions | AQA NEW SPEC
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A Level English Language Practice Questions/ Example Essay Questions | AQA NEW SPEC

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This is a bundle of practice essay questions for the new spec English language AQA paper 2 Q1: gender, accent and dialect, sociolect, world English and ethnicity & change. This resource provides students with multiple essays Qs for each topic in the specification, that could well appear on their paper. It has a checklist encouraging them to plan the essay first to pick the most relevant ideas, then to write it and most importantly get it marked for feedback. Because, despite many students being able to recite key studies and theories by Tannen, Cameron, Giles or Trudgill, without plenty of practice putting these theories into essays and linking up ideas, they often fail to reach the top marks. When preparing for A Level English Language the most crucial preparation is practice and this resource gives realistic, challenging and invaluable suggested questions. Would you prefer a **workbook** of exam questions? Find one here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/english-language-practice-essay-question-workbook-aqa-a-level-new-spec-11877669
Example Student Articles/ Opinion Pieces | A Level English Language Paper 2 Section B (BUNDLE)
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Example Student Articles/ Opinion Pieces | A Level English Language Paper 2 Section B (BUNDLE)

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An invaluable collection of 6 example student opinion articles, one headline/ strapline/ engaging opening worksheet and one powerpoint teaching students how to use text A and text B in their own articles. Many students can learn the content for the exams, but it can take a while for them to find the balance between linguistic content and engaging style. Therefore, this resource is exactly what is needed to show how to combine flair and fact for the perfect opinion articles. - 4 articles in the "example student opinion article" doc. - 1 article in the "Lesson" - 1 article in "non std varieties example student article" - Headline/ strapline/ opening doc is "eng lag opinion article revision"
Example Student Articles | A Level English Language Paper 2 Section B Opinion Article Revision
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Example Student Articles | A Level English Language Paper 2 Section B Opinion Article Revision

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This collection of opinion articles written by A grade students is the ideal revision resource to introduce students to the kinds of articles they should be writing in the paper 2 exam. Initially it can be difficult for students to find the right balance of engaging style and academic content. However by looking at these successful articles, that were written by a student for the New Spec A Level, they can see what standard is expected and gives students something to aim for. The most crucial preparation for the exam is to PRACTICE the articles, so once students have seen a good one they can go away and be inspired to write their own. This should make the task much more manageable in the exam. Opinion articles have been written for: > Gender > Accent and dialect > Social group/ sociolect > Occupation For just £1 more get this bundle of six opinion articles, a lesson and a headline/ strapline/ opening revision sheet: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/example-student-articles-opinion-pieces-a-level-english-language-paper-2-section-b-11815506
Cognitive/ Memory Exam Question Workbook | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec
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Cognitive/ Memory Exam Question Workbook | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec

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This is a collection of exam questions for the new AQA Psychology specification (2016) focused on the topic of cognitive/ memory. The questions are usefully grouped so that once you have revised the topic you can test yourself on a range of questions that have appeared in the past, giving you ample opportunities to get familiar with the types of questions the exam board have asked in the past and no doubt will again. Even students who can recite their notes off by heart may struggle to achieve the top grades because they have poor exam technique, but this workbook is the ideal resource to improve exam technique simply by practicing! I have meticulously gone through past papers for the old specification and carefully selected the most relevant questions to the new spec, allowing students to prepare for exam questions that are likely to reappear. I also have these workbooks for attachment, social psychology and psychopathology- https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/attachment-exam-question-booklet-a-level-psychology-aqa-new-spec-11684162 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/social-psychology-exam-question-booklet-a-level-psychology-aqa-new-spec-11684168 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/psychopathology-revision-exam-question-booklet-a-level-psychology-aqa-new-spec-11684165
Language and Gender Essay AQA English language A level
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Language and Gender Essay AQA English language A level

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Example A Grade essay for the new AQA English Language specification (2016): Evaluate the idea that men and women are represented differently in the English Language. This resource will show you some key studies and ideas, how these link up and the perfect structure to get you an A*. It is useful for students of all abilities but especially those wanting the top grades. If you like this free resource and want more, leave a review and follow my shop so I know! Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels