Miss Kristy has kindly produced the attached revision guides to help you with the Language Paper.
Revision F – Foundation Language Paper
Revision H – Higher Language Paper
I will be providing printed colour copies of these ASAP.
With each piece of writing you will be tested on your understanding of form, audience, purpose and style, so you need to be clear about the kind of writing you are aiming for – who exactly are you writing for and what you are trying to tell them?
When it comes to the writing tasks in the exam, your first step is to clearly identify:
Below is the suggested structure I shared with you in class for using when writing to argue, persuade or discuss.
Remember to always take note of which FORM you are being asked to write.
I know you are in the midst of preparing your speeches but if you have finished, and as some additional Language exam practice, you can finish the response we were working on in class today on the Race to the Pole extract.
What do you understand about the difficulties they faced in training for the race?
Bring this to me next week (Wednesday 11 March) and I will mark it for you out of 8.
Good luck in your mock exams and especially in your English exams tomorrow and Friday!
Remember the key points:
See you on Wednesday!
When you are looking at how the writer has written something (the ‘method’), you need to look for things in the writing which create a particular effect (make the reader think or feel something). Below is a list of different language features you might see but you MUST comment on the effect of these things. You don’t get any points for JUST spotting them in the writing.
One of the best ways to practice for your language exams is to read a lot of non-fiction texts – find articles from a broadsheet newspaper, e.g. The Guardian, The Independent or The Telegraph. (print or online) that interest you.
Once you have found an article you are interested in, consider the following:
Past papers for the iGCSE are online at AQA. Work through these at home and discuss with family members.
You can get hold of AQA revision guides which will help you with the skills needed for your exam.