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After achieving an A* in 2017, I am sharing my quality revision notes, essays, templates and tactics to help ambitious students reach their goals. These resources have proven a hit across the globe with students and teachers alike - download yourself to see why! Chat with me on twitter @astarlevels or just drop me an email... happy revising!

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After achieving an A* in 2017, I am sharing my quality revision notes, essays, templates and tactics to help ambitious students reach their goals. These resources have proven a hit across the globe with students and teachers alike - download yourself to see why! Chat with me on twitter @astarlevels or just drop me an email... happy revising!
A Level English Language Model Essays
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A Level English Language Model Essays

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17 model answers student written graded A/ A*. There is a student model essay here covering every section of both exam papers, as well as both parts of the NEA & a bank of exam style essay questions to try yourself… no wonder its a best seller! You’ll be fully prepared to tackle the exam. Show your students another student’s approach to the essays and opinion articles… worth £74… save over £50 :O 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 and written by an actual student. The breakdown: NEA; A* example student written language investigation A* example student written original writing and commentary Paper 1 Section A: 2 example essay answers for q1,2,3 graded A* Paper 1 Section B: child language example A* essay answer Paper 2 Section A: 2 gender A* essay answers accent and dialect A* essay answers sociolect A* essay answer occupation A* essay answer world english A* essay answer language change A* essay answer Paper 2 Section B: 2 language discourses example essay answers opinion article examples on AS topics opinion article example on non std varieties of english i.e. world BOTH PAPERS: Notes for revision & all Essays PAPER 2: Notes & essays
Language Discourses Example Student Essay (Paper 2 Q3)
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Language Discourses Example Student Essay (Paper 2 Q3)

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Top band, student written model answer for A Level English Language Paper 2 Question 3 on Language Discourses. This essay demonstrates how to analyse the way that two texts use language to present ideas, attitudes and opinions in similar and different ways. Students of all abilities will benefit from an example of effective essay writing which they can emulate in their own work. Why it works: Shows how to structure an answer to this question that addresses all 3 AOs Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017 This particular response was awarded 33/40 Can be reworked as a template for your future (brilliant!) essays To find the texts used to write this essay download my free mock exam I have another example marked with examiner commentary essay for this question on my shop, check it out!
Child Language Acquisition Example Student Essay
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Child Language Acquisition Example Student Essay

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Top band, student written model answer for A Level English Language. Evaluate the idea that children’s linguistic development is the result of an innate capacity to learn language. This essay demonstrates how to convey understanding of linguistic ideas by evaluating and challenging the views presented in the question and by other linguists. The model answer shows how to approach an essay question requiring data analysis and application of theory. Students of all abilities will benefit from an example of effective essay writing which they can emulate in their own work. Why it works: Shows how to select, arrange & argue the most important ideas in essays Demonstrates how to balance data analysis with theory application Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017 Can be reworked as a template for your future (brilliant!) essays ALL my child language acquisition resources This essay plus the transcript it is based on and an activity sheet guiding students through writing their own paragraph Check out my shop for more essays and revision resources REVIEW on the bundle: A great set of resources in an area of study that is limited for materials. I particularly like the model CLD lesson and essay about Jess. If you have any more materials like this such as good CLD model essays and questions I’d certainly be interested. Thanks for your hard work and excellent value! - EnglishThings
Original Writing and Commentary Example NEA
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Original Writing and Commentary Example NEA

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This original writing and commentary 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. Includes full original writing & corresponding commentary. The original writing was based on Power of Persuasion. Why it works: * Shows how to use current A Level study to produce & analyse their own writing * Demonstrates how to organise & structure the commentary by drawing on own work & the style model * Can be reworked as a template for *your* future (brilliant!) NEA I also have an example of the language investigation: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-level-english-language-nea-a-example-language-investigation-11721765 Follow my twitter to stay updated with more essential free resources and news - @astarlevels Check out my shop for more essays and revision resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
Opinion Article Revision A Level English Language
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Opinion Article Revision A Level English Language

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I created this revision resource so that I had a pre-prepared headline, strapline and engaging opening for every opinion article that could crop up. Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017. Struggling to open your articles quickly with a creative headline and opening? This is the resource for you! Why it works: Be inspired to create a witty opening for every article See how to address Text A & B in your openings (crucial for A Level exam) Save time in the exam getting stuck on a headline Versatile headlines and openings that could be re-worked no matter the topic Model top band opinion articles for every topic
A Level English Language Revision
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A Level English Language Revision

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Complete and total revision for BOTH PAPERS. Everything you need is right here. I give you the NOTES so you can learn the theory and then an example student ESSAY so you can see how to tackle the exam. Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017. Paper 1 Section A: example essay answer for q1,2,3 graded A* Paper 1 Section B: child language spoken revision notes child language written and multi modal revision notes child language example A* essay answer Paper 2 Section A: gender complete revision notes accent and dialect complete revision notes sociolect complete revision notes occupation complete revision notes world english complete revision notes language change complete revision notes gender A* essay answer accent and dialect A* essay answer sociolect A* essay answer occupation A* essay answer world english A* essay answer language change A* essay answer Paper 2 Section B: language discourses example essay answer opinion article examples Plus: bank of practice questions DM me on Twitter @astarlevels if you have any questions ;)
Social Group Example Essay A Level English Language
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Social Group Example Essay A Level English Language

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Top band, student written model answer for A Level English Language. Language and social group/ sociolect. This essay demonstrates how to convey understanding of linguistic ideas by evaluating and challenging the views presented in the question and by other linguists. Students of all abilities will benefit from an example of effective essay writing which they can emulate in their own work. There is also a marking activity at the end & opportunity for students to plan their own answer to the question. Why it works: Shows how to select, arrange & argue the most important ideas in essays Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017 Can be reworked as a template for your future (brilliant!) essays Follow my twitter to stay updated with more essential free resources and news - @astarlevels Check out my shop for more essays and revision resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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 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. Includes full 5 page write up & data used. Title: An investigation into the language used by politicians in resignation speeches Why it works: * Shows how to use current A Level study as a toolkit to study language * Demonstrates how to organise & structure the write-up * Example of the level of analysis & interpretation needed for highest grades * Can be reworked as a template for *your* future (brilliant!) NEA I also have an example of the directed writing & commentary: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/original-writing-and-commentary-example-nea-11721778 Follow my twitter to stay updated with more essential free resources and news - @astarlevels Check out my shop for more essays and revision resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
A Level English Language Paper 1 Model Answers & Mock
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A Level English Language Paper 1 Model Answers & Mock

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3 top band, student written model answer for A Level English Language. Includes both sources/ texts & marker annotations. This essay demonstrates how to apply linguistic methods & terminology to texts in order to explore how language is used to create meaning. Students of all abilities will benefit from an example of effective essay writing which they can emulate in their own work. Includes marker annotations and final mark for each AO2 so works as a marking activity too. Why it works: Shows how to select and analyse a range of language features , as well as how to demonstrate awareness of context and how meaning was created Includes text A & B so can be set as a practice paper Sources are a modern article and old letter so opportunity to practice evaluating time differences across texts Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017 Can be reworked as a template for your future (brilliant!) essays Follow my twitter to stay updated with more essential free resources and news - @astarlevels
Accent and Dialect A* Example Essay AQA English Language A Level
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Accent and Dialect A* Example Essay AQA English Language A Level

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Top band, student written model answer for A Level English Language. I have a model essay for every topic (17 in total). This essay demonstrates how to convey understanding of linguistic ideas by evaluating and challenging the views presented in the question and by other linguists. Students of all abilities will benefit from an example of effective essay writing which they can emulate in their own work. There is also a marking activity at the end & opportunity for students to plan their own answer to the question. Why it works: Shows how to select, arrange & argue the most important ideas in essays Includes marker annotations, mark for each AO2 and overall comments - extremely useful! Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017 Can be reworked as a template for your future (brilliant!) essays Follow my twitter to stay updated with more essential free resources and news - @astarlevels Check out my shop for more essays and revision resources Written, tried and tested by me, an A* student from 2017. Downloaded, used and loved by teachers & students across the country!
Spoken Child Language Acquisition Transcript Analysis Activity
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Spoken Child Language Acquisition Transcript Analysis Activity

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Two transcripts of conversations between mother and 3 y/o daughter with an accompanying activity sheet. Activity sheet will guide students through the initially daunting task of analysing large chunks of data. Beginning with labeling and searching for features, then, later, getting students to combine what is in front of them with the theory they have been taught. Throughout the tasks, students are encouraged to think about theories, how to explain these, and the importance of labeling features to score AO1. By the end of the sheet, students will have written one paragraph to an essay question. Since you have access to the essay question and transcript, you could set it as a mock question after. Model essay based on the data used in this activity sold separately 17/09/18: thanks to the teacher who suggested I add an answer sheet… now included for free! Hope it helps and check out my shop for more! Follow me @astarlevels on twitter :-)
World English Example Essay
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World English Example Essay

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Top band, student written model answer for A Level English Language. This essay demonstrates how to convey understanding of linguistic ideas by evaluating and challenging the views presented in the question and by other linguists. Students of all abilities will benefit from an example of effective essay writing which they can emulate in their own work. There is also an opportunity for students to plan their own answer to the question. Why it works: Shows how to select, arrange & argue the most important ideas in essays Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017 Useful as a concise summary of key theories in essay format Marking activity for student reflection Can be reworked as a template for your future (brilliant!) essays Follow my twitter to stay updated with more essential free resources and news - @astarlevels Check out my shop for more essays and revision resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels Written by an a student who got an A* in 2017 and download, used and loved by countless students and teachers across the country. Download to get the full essay PDF. Small sample section deliberately shown in preview
Child Language Acquisition Transcript & Example Essay
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Child Language Acquisition Transcript & Example Essay

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Includes two transcripts with accompanying activity sheet & top band model essay response based on the data included. Why it works: Activity sheet guides students through the initially daunting task of analysing large chunks of data Example essay shows students how to approach the question and balance data analysis with child language acquisition theories Easily turned into a mock question since data is included Essay can be used as a marking activity Notes on spoken & written CLA, transcript activity and example essay bundle Rated 5*!
Forensic Psychology Revision Booklet
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Forensic Psychology Revision Booklet

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I’ve created a comprehensive set of notes for every topic in A Level Psychology. They completely cover the specification, condensing all the key theories, studies, applications and evaluations into one booklet. I used these notes only alongside practice questions & achieved an A* in 2017. Why they work: > Organised according to, and covering entirely, the AQA specification. > All AO1 and AO3 ready to answer exam questions > Presented in a concise and memorable way - easy to learn! Includes: • Problems in defining crime. Ways of measuring crime, including official statistics, victim surveys and offender surveys. • Offender profiling: the top-down approach, including organised and disorganised types of offender; the bottom-up approach, including investigative Psychology; geographical profiling. • Biological explanations of offending behaviour: an historical approach (atavistic form); genetics and neural explanations. • Psychological explanations of offending behaviour: Eysenck’s theory of the criminal personality; cognitive explanations; level of moral reasoning and cognitive distortions, including hostile attribution bias and minimalisation; differential association theory; psychodynamic explanations. • Dealing with offending behaviour: the aims of custodial sentencing and the psychological effects of custodial sentencing. Recidivism. Behaviour modification in custody. Anger management and restorative justice programmes. Check out my shop for more AQA A Level Psychology resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
Language Change Example Student Essay
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Language Change Example Student Essay

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Top band, student written model answer for A Level English Language. This essay demonstrates how to convey understanding of linguistic ideas by evaluating and challenging the views presented in the question and by other linguists. Students of all abilities will benefit from an example of effective essay writing which they can emulate in their own work. There is also a marking activity at the end & opportunity for students to plan their own answer to the question. Why it works: Shows how to select, arrange & argue the most important ideas in essays Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017 Can be reworked as a template for your future (brilliant!) essays Follow my twitter to stay updated with more essential free resources and news - @astarlevels Check out my shop for more essays and revision resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
Model Articles/ Opinion Pieces A Level English Language
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Model Articles/ Opinion Pieces A Level English Language

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6 top band, model articles and a worksheet helping students create engaging headlines, straplines and openings. Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017. Why they work: * Shows how to assess ideas from the texts within your own article * Demonstrates how to balance engaging writing with linguistic content * Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017 * Can be reworked as a template for your future (brilliant!) articles Includes: - 4 example articles (gender, occupation, sociolect, accent & dialect) - 1 article on language diversity that draws on ideas in Text A & B - 1 article on world English & non std varieties - 1 article revision sheet helping students plan engaging openings
How to get an A* in A Level English Language
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How to get an A* in A Level English Language

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Everything i think that i did, that others might not have, that helped me achieve an A* in 2017. Techniques and advice, student to student, to make revision effective, efficient and relevant to the exam. I truly believe that anyone can do well with the right approach. My article links you to other free resources i have, like mock exams, templates and essays, which can be downloaded with a TES account. I have written five pages that explain my unique approach to: saying something useful about studies/ theories analysing data/ grammar getting AO3 marks planning essays and using these to hack the exam <-- game changer! reducing workload memorising theory Follow my twitter @astarlevels and check out the linked resources at the end that will no doubt help you revise. Good luck you can do it!!! :-)
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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Top band, student written model answer for A Level English Language. This essay demonstrates how to convey understanding of linguistic ideas by evaluating and challenging the views presented in the question and by other linguists. Students of all abilities will benefit from an example of effective essay writing which they can emulate in their own work. There is also a marking activity at the end & opportunity for students to plan their own answer to the question. Why it works: Shows how to select, arrange & argue the most important ideas in essays Produced by a student who achieved an A* in 2017 Can be reworked as a template for your future (brilliant!) essays Follow my twitter to stay updated with more essential free resources and news - @astarlevels Check out my shop for more essays and revision resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
Paper 2 Mock Exam A Level English Language
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Paper 2 Mock Exam A Level English Language

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Paper 2 mock for AQA A Level English Language. Includes Text A and Text B. Top band model answer for question 3 on this paper! You may be interested in more mocks for this paper. Follow my Twitter @astarlevels to be notified as they come out. “Mind your slanguage” mock paper American words mock paper