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English Language
How to spend your time during the exam
Exam length: 2h 15m

Section A: Look at media articles and answer questions

Section B: 2 writing questions.

Time management

15mins reading

Q1, 2 and 3 12mins each

Q4 and 5 24mins

Q6 30mins

Section A
You are advised to…

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Question 1
You should start off like this: "We learn..." followed by the points. This is easy for
the examiner to read, as well as being well structured. Clarity is key! Add some
quotes in to back it up? You need to show you understand the text, so this can…

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Colourful, eye-catching, wide view, detailed.

Question 3
Get under what they say to find out what they mean `read between the lines',
explain what you pick up on (moods / feeling / intention), Where is your focus being
directed to (repetition / change), Higher Grade: depth / perception of any…

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Similes- like or as
Formal tone- register
Rhetorical questions
Adjective words that are original that you can analyse
Read between the lines!!

You also need to offer a full and detailed understanding of the texts in relation to
language, you need to analyse how the writers have used language…

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In section B of the paper the examiner is assessing your writing ability and you're
advised to spend 1 hour on the section and in that time you need to complete
two tasks:

1. 16 marks (10 for content and 6 for spelling, punctuation, voacb, sentences
& grammer) This is…

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(use skills ­ sentence variation / techniques / statistics etc etc)

Use varied sentences / varied sentence length / varied punctuation (;!) /

wide vocabulary / unique structure (bullet points / indent / speech)

1st / 2nd / 3rd person as appropriate.


Alliteration, fact, opinion, onomatopoeia, rhetorical question,…


Sophie Tyler


WOW so useful !!!! thankyou so much i was struggling so much with how to do this exam and this was just perfect ! :D 

Anisa -Team GR


Thanks you!

really helped me 



thanks this is totes amazebals!!!<3

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