2Vocabulary and Spelling In section B (writing), both questions are marked on accuracy (spelling, punctuation, sentence structures), as well as content.In each lesson from now on, you will be tested on spellings of useful words!You will also be expected to try and use some of these words when answering questions from section B.
3Key Question:Can I create a checklist of things to remember when answering Q6 in the exam?
4Q6 – The longer answerWorth 24 marks (equal to over 10% of your entire GCSE!)16 marks for content and organisation8 marks for accuracy (spelling, punctuation and sentences)
5Read the article on school trips Underline and label any language techniques which have been used.Which POV does the writer express? For trips or against trips?Identify the main point in each paragraphHighlight counter arguments in separate colours.Circle connectives
6Writing to Argue or Persuade - Checklist Make a list of the things you need to remember to do when answering this type of question.
7Did you get the following? Use persuasive techniquesUse paragraphsUse connective words and phrasesUse counter-arguments to show balance and reasonUse a varied vocabulary
9How many more connective phrases can you think of? HoweverAlthoughFurthermoreAlternatively
10Key Question:Can I use my checklist to write a persuasive paragraph?
11Mobile phones should be banned in school. DisagreeAgreeOn GREEN post-its list at least 2 reasons why this would be a good thing.On ORANGE post-its list at least 2 reasons why it would be a bad thingDo you agree or disagree with the statement?Pick the strongest argument on the side you have chosen and think of a counter-argument for it.Write at least one paragraph arguing the point you have chosen. Use the checklist to help you.Extra Challenge: Try to use at least 3 words from the vocabulary sheet.
13Mobile phones should be banned in school Mobile phones should be banned in school. Argue for or against this viewForAgainst
14Mobile phones should be banned in school Mobile phones should be banned in school. Argue for or against this viewShort intro (start with a rhetorical question) and 3 maain paragraphsInclude a counter argument in each paragraph, but then add your own, detailed argument.Use at least one key word per paragraphUse at least two techniques in each paragraph(questions, triplets, commands, exaggeration, facts, humour, stating the obvious, flattery)Connective phrasesArguments AGAINSTArguments FORTechniquesSome people believe that....however....They can threaten staff and students’ privacyThey help keep students safeFacts / statisticsAlthough some people would argue that...., it is clear that.....They can be misusedStudents have a right to spend lunchtimes doing as they wish as long as they are not harming anyoneEmotive language e.g. outrageous, dreadful, ridiculousIt’s incredible to think that some people think…. because surely…..They can distract students in lessonsThey are convenientTripletWhilst a minority of people think…., it is clear that….There is a risk of theft or damageThey are a part of our everyday world – we can’t pretend they don’t existExaggeration