How to Get a Band Six

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As well as including all the points below, remember that the task set is being answered. Knowledge
used should be appropriate to the task.
1. The difference between 6.1 and 5.1
o 6.1. You have to use your own knowledge to give/consider possible reasons for the writer's
choice in literary devices. Give an in depth explanation of why he chooses these techniques.
o 5.1. You just state the choice made by the author and the affect it has.
2. The difference between 6.2 and 5.2
o 6.2. Provide very short quotations, can even be one word. Analyse the way in which
language is used in depth to support the views you have made.
o 5.2. Analysis of language is provided but not as detailed.
3. The difference between 6.3 and 5.3
o 6.3. The writer's use of language / structure/ form is evaluated for overall effectiveness.
How effective is it?
o 5.3. Analysis of the writer's use of language/ structure/form and its effects on the reader.
4. The difference between 6.4 and 5.4
o 6.4. Convincing/ Imaginative interpretation of ideas/themes /settings. *In the work
produced you must be seen to have a clear understanding of what the author's content/
intentions must be done in depth. Imaginative, develop your own views/ response to the
choices of ideas/themes/ settings.
o 5.4. Explore ideas/themes/ settings. Touches on these ideas, but does not give in depth
explanation as to the significance or enough reasoning.
5. The difference between 6.5 and 5.5 and 4.5
o 6.5. Give a personal response. Considers the overall intentions, reasons for the creation of
the work. Analyse the work as a whole. Aim of the work at the time is written, is the
message different due to the changes in culture. Comparison of cultures.
o 5.5. Intentions of the work is given and analyse is provided.
o 4.5. Responds to context. Provides reason for work and link to precious era.


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