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Exam Dates English Language Paper 1: Monday 16 th May a.m. English Language Paper2: Wednesday 18 th May p.m. English Literature: Tuesday 24 th May a.m.
English Language Paper 1- response to unseen non- fiction and a piece of writing to argue, persuade or advise. Paper 2- an essay on the poetry from different cultures and a piece of writing to inform, explain or describe. Students have already completed 40% of the course through coursework.
English Literature One exam consisting of an essay on the Literature poetry and an essay on either ‘Of Mice and Men’ or ‘Lord of the Flies’. Students already have completed 30% of the course through coursework.
Practical ways to help your child… Give them an article from a newspaper, preferably a broadsheet, or a leaflet. Ask them to summarise the article for you by putting it into their own words. Ask them to identify 3 facts and 3 opinions from the article and explain how the writer has used these facts and opinions. Make them underline any language features used e.g. persuasive techniques or descriptive language. Ask them to explain to you how the writer has used presentational devices.
How does the advert use presentational devices to persuade people to visit McDonalds? You should write about: The target audience of the advert; How the message of the advert is told through the picture; What dominant colours are used and why; How the language fits in with the picture and the specific language features used.
Revision Classes Every Tuesday after school. There is a session for those being entered for the higher tier and those being entered for the foundation tier. English Language revision on Tuesday 12 th April 10.00am-1.30pm. English Literature revision on Wednesday 13 th April 10.00am-1.30pm.
Revision Materials Revision materials will be provided in preparation for the exams. CGP guides on ‘Of Mice and Men’, ‘Lord of the Flies’ and the Literature Poetry are available in book shops and online. Copies of the set texts are available to buy from the school. Film copies of ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘Lord of the Flies’ are available online and provide accurate adaptations.