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YEAR 11
REVISION
GUIDE- GCSE
ENGLISH &
LITERATURE
Literature Unit 1- 18th May Page- 16
Literature Unit 2- 22nd May Page- 29
English Language- 2nd June Page 2




Sprowston Community High
School

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YEAR 11 WJEC REVISION GUIDE- ENGLISH 2015

WJEC ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSE ­ 2nd June 2015

UNIT 1- READING 1 HOUR- 20%
UNIT 2- WRITING 1 HOUR - 20%


UNIT 1 READING ­ 1 HOUR


MEDIA/ NON FICTION COMPARISON
This section will ask you to analyse non fiction texts. This could…

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Another question will ask you how a certain impression, view or tone is portrayed. For
these questions you should consider choice of language, sentence structure, and use of
punctuation and the content of the writing.
One question will ask you to consider how the text attracts its audience or how…

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Common mistakes from the mock-

Make sure you have at least 10 points for Q1
Those who planned a grid or used systematic comparison of points scored higher on Q4
Do not just use Q4 as repetition of all the points you've said in the other questions. Try to
include…

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Try to expand your vocabulary. Use words you do not normally use. It doesn't matter if
you're not completely sure how to spell them. You get points for trying.
Use standard English and avoid slang
Make sure you engage your reader. Use any trick you can to guarantee your reader…

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and try to arrange them in an order of development. What would be good to use as an
introduction, the main and your conclusion?
The best marks are awarded when people plan what they are going to say and you can see
a logical development of their argument.
You need…

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· Anecdotes
· Magic 3
· Facts and figures
· Detailed reasons and justification

CHECK YOUR PURPOSE, AUDIENCE and FORMAT

What is it you are supposed to be writing? Plan your answer to ensure you are clear on
your purpose
Make sure your purpose is CLEAR
Make sure your language…

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` We know from experience , that people our age....'



Aiming for an A/ A*?

· Getting the top marks is about making your piece of writing stand out from the crowd.
· Remember the examiner will be reading hundreds of examples of the same thing. How can
you make…

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An informal letter
A speech
A magazine article
A review
A leaflet

USE WRITING TECHNIQUES

WRITING TO ARGUE
This is where you need to balance both sides of an argument and then give your own
opinion. It is important that you acknowledge the opposing argument and then try to
counter…

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Use imperative verbs ( must, put, place, add, move etc)
Offer helpful alternatives
Consider other places the audience can get help ( organisations, charities, internet etc)
Be encouraging and keep your tone friendly.

Writing to REVIEW/ ANALYSE/ COMMENT
Be very clear who your audience is and what format you have…

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