2 Starter Quiz How long is the exam? How many texts will you have to read?How much time should you allow for each section?And for each question in Section A?Which style of writing are you being examined for in Section B?
3 Answers The exam is 1 hour 45 minutes. You should only have to read two texts.1 hour for the Reading, 45 mins for Writing.1 mark = 2 minutesWriting to argue, persuade, advise.
4 Paper 1: Section A Reading Paper Assessment Objectives: AO2 (i) – read with insight and engagementAO2 (ii) – fact and opinionAO2 (iii) – follow an argumentAO2 (iv) – compare and contrastAO2 (v) – linguistic and presentational devices
5 Ways to succeed in Section A: Focus on HOW the writers use LANGUAGE Types of sentences: commands, statements, questions, argument, fact or opinion, biasVoice: first, second, third personFacts and Opinions
7 Ways to succeed in Section A: Focus on HOW the information is STRUCTURED: Chronological or non-chronologicalHeadings, sub-headingsBite-size chunks, boxed textNumbers, bullet points, listsLength of paragraphs
8 One question always asks you to COMPARE the views given in both texts. Words to compare (find similarities):In the same way…Equally…Similarly…Compared with…Words to contrast (find differences):Nevertheless…However…Although…In contrast with…
9 Presentational Features Page layoutText/font style and sizeColumns, frames, boxesIllustrations, images, diagramsCharts, graphs, mapsColourLogos, symbols
10 Linguistic Features Alliteration Facts/Figurative Language Opinions/OnomatopoeiaRepetition/rhetorical questionsEmotive language/exaggerationSimiles/statisticsThree (rule of)Also – use of ‘you’ and ‘we’.
11 For the higher mark questions: Make a POINTUse EVIDENCE to support your pointEXPLAIN what the evidence shows
12 What? = point and evidence, not explain. Why? How? = PEE. Always consider the EFFECT the writer intends to have on his/her reader.
13 TIMING Remember MARKS EQUAL MINUTES! Look carefully at the marks given for each question.2 minutes per mark – so spend 8 minutes on a 4-mark question
14 Paper 1: Section B Writing to… Argue: aims to put forward a point of viewPersuade: aims to get someone to do somethingAdvise: aims to tell someone how to do something
15 Communication and Organisation: /18 Marked for:Communication and Organisation: /18Sentence Structure, Punctuation and Spelling /9
16 When planning remember: PALL Purpose – What should it do?Audience – Who is it for?Language – What vocabulary / tone is best?Layout – How should it look on the page?
17 Writing to Argue1.Write a letter to the leader of your local council arguing that more should be done for young people in your area.2. Argue for or against the idea that advertisements for sweets should be banned from TV.3. Write an article for a magazine where you present an argument for or against something you feel strongly about.
18 How can you engage the reader? Use of second person – YOUUse of imperativesAFOREST…
19 GO THROUGH A FOREST Alliteration/anecdotes (stories) Facts/Figurative LanguageOpinions/OnomatopoeiaRepetition/rhetorical questionsEmotive language/exaggerationSimiles/statisticsThree (rule of)A FOREST
20 , . ! ? “ ‘ ; : - () Punctuation tips Revise how to use them all, and get most of them in!Particular focus on semi-colon is worthwhile
21 Writing to Persuade1. You have been asked to give a speech to the Governors of your school or college persuading them that schools should be open in the evenings. Write the text for this speech in full rather than note form.2. Write a letter to a TV company persuading them that they should produce more interesting programmes for teenagers.3. Write a letter persuading a publisher to produce a new and different magazine for teenagers.
22 Spend 5 minutes at the end of the exam checking your spelling, punctuation and grammar.