English Language Paper 1 Question 3: Structure An important revision resource reminding students about what to consider when analysing structure in an unseen text. I put this resource together after examining for the paper, and have based the contents on AQA guidance. Using an extract from the opening of The Kite Runner, these slides walk students through their approach, including: How to get a good mark The questions you need to ask yourself Some useful sentence starters 8 structure techniques to look for
How IKEA helps us understand structure Three simple PDF slides using IKEA’s successful store layout to illustrate the importance of structure as a literary device. An easy-to-understand guide to the importance of beginnings, middles and endings, with a little help from everybody’s favourite Swedish flatpack giant.
English Language Paper 1 Question 2: Language An important revision resource reminding students about what to consider when analysing language in an unseen text. I put this resource together after examining for the paper, and have based the contents on AQA guidance. These slides walk students through their approach, including: How to get a good mark How to be specific, not generic Some useful sentence starters 8 language techniques to look for
Spotting the difference between model responses Based on the 2018 AQA English Language Paper 1. These PDF slides present three pairs of responses side by side and ask students to concentrate on what is missing from B that we find in A. Model identifying the differences. Link response to mark scheme and AOs if appropriate. Notes for explaining the difference between level 4 and 3 Level 4 - Links ideas together to create a greater sense of overall understanding of effects - rather than ‘golden’ just being linked to the idea of positivity, the student moves further into exploring the connotations of the adjective - recognising the association with nostalgia and romanticising Level 4 - A more concise use of language Level 4 - Possesses a greater sense of fluidity of ideas