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What does the paper consist of? The examination paper is 2 ¼ hours long and is separated into section A, reading and section B, writing. Students either take Higher or Foundation Tier. A grade C can be achieved on both tiers.
TASK: EXPLAIN HOW THE HEADLINE AND PICTURE ARE EFFECTIVE AND HOW THEY LINK TO THE TEXT. USE SOURCE 2 HIGHER PAPER. BRAINSTORM ANSWER.
Why prepare for Paper 1? “Fiendishly difficult” “Unfathomable” “Notoriously tricky” MARKS TIMING SKILLS
SELECT AND INTERPRET INFORMATION HIGHER (Q1) What do you understand about the issues of (vegetarianism and eating meat) from this article? 8 marks, 12 minutes. FOUNDATION (Q1a) List four thing you learn about (Matthew James’s bionic hand) from this article. 4 marks, 6 minutes (Q1b) What do you understand about (the ways the bionic hand will change Matthew’s life) from the extract? 4 marks, 6 minutes.
INTERPRET EMOTIONS HIGHER (Q3) Explain some of the thoughts and feelings the writer has (during her journey). 12 marks,18 FOUNDATION (Q2) What do you understand about (Amy Winehouse’s schooldays) from the extract? 8 marks,12 minutes.
COMMENT ON LANGUAGE USED IN PRESENTATIONAL FEATURES. HIGHER( Q2) Explain how the headline and picture are effective and how they link to the text. 8 marks,12 minutes. FOUNDATION (Q4) Compare the way both sources use presentational features for effect. 12 marks, 18 minutes
HOW ARE WORDS AND PHRASES USED? HIGHER (Q4) Compare the ways language is used for effect in the two texts. 16 marks,24 minutes. FOUNDATION (Q3) How does the writer use language features in the brochure? 12 marks,18 minutes.
SECTION B – WRITING TO EXPLAIN, ARGUE, PERSUADE. ONE HOUR, 40 MARKS. CLEAR ENGLISH PARAGRAPHS SENTENCE STRUCTURES AMBITIOUS VOCABULARY PERSONAL STYLE GRAMATICALLY CORRECT RANGE OF AMBITIOUS PUNCTUATION, USED CORRECTLY., ! ? “” () - - … : ; SUITED TO PURPOSEAND AUDIENCE