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English Language
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· You're required to answer all of the questions in the
exam, and the whole exam lasts 2 hours and 15
· Section A of the exam tests your ability to examine
texts (reading skills), and section B tests your
writing skills.
· The whole exam is out of 80 marks, with 50% of the
marks available in each section.…read more

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Question 1
In this question you'll always be · You're given three pages to fill, so
aim to fill at least two
asked to explain what you learn
· Use quotes to back up your
from the text in source one. This knowledge, and try to embed your
question is worth 8 marks, 10% of quotes wherever possible
the exam, so you're advised to · Make sure that any references
that you make to the text are
spend around 12 minutes appropriate
answering it. The question tests · Try to present perceptive
your ability to retrieve and interpretations of the text
summarise information from all · You need to make numerous
points in your answer
over the text. You need to show · Its not a language analysis
that you understand the ideas in question, so avoid homing in on
language devices and their effects
the text, and back up your points
· Try to find subtleties in the text
with quotes from the text.
8 MARKS - 10% -12 MINUTES…read more

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Question 2
This question asks you all about · Make sure to make direct references
source two, and you're required to to the presentational devices
· Should explain the effect of the
explain how the headline and the
device, and make sure that you link it
picture are effective, and describe to the text
how they link in with the text. You · PEE paragraphs can be used in this
need to show an understanding question
and be able to interpret the · Think about why the device was
presentational features, and make used, and explain this in your answer
direct references to them. You · Try and fill 2/3 of the pages that you'
need to describe he effect of the re provided with
device and analyse the effect on · Pick out signifiers in the devise, and
make sure to mention what they
the reader. connote
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Question 3
In this question you'll be asked to · Try to fill 2/3 pages in this
explain the thoughts and feelings question, picking out ideas from
that are expressed in source three. all over the source (beginning,
You should try to pick out ideas middle, and end)
from all over the text, and use · You don't need to talk about the
quotes to support them. You don't effect of devices on the reader
need to talk about the effect of · Use small and appropriate
quotations to back up your
devices on the reader in this
points, and embed them where
question. Try to find perceptive
interpretations in the text to reach
band 5 in your answer.
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Question 4
In this question you're required to · You can comment on similarities
compare two texts, and comment on and differences between the texts
how different language devices are used and the language devices used
for effect in the texts. One of the texts is · Try to pick the source with the
chosen for you, and you need to chose most DAFOREST when selecting a
the source that you'll compare it with. source to compare with
Unlike the other questions in section · You're given four pages to fill, so
one, this one is worth 16 marks, and so aim to fill 3
its suggested that you spend 24 minutes
· You can use PEE paragraphs here
on it. You need to identify language
(but remember to compare)
devices, comment on why the writer
used it, and explain its effect on the · Make sure that you analyse the
reader. Try to make sure that you language
COMPARE the sources, and focus on both · Try to make cross references
sources equally. between the sources
16 MARKS - 20% -24 MINUTES…read more

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Very helpful, thank you x

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