English GCSE

Question 1 Higher

Question 2 Higher

Question 3 Higher

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  • Created on: 31-05-11 14:31

Question 1 Higher

Question 1 refers to the first source, called Item 1, and will test the candidates’ ability to retrieve information and ideas from the source text. This question addresses Assessment Objective AO2,i.

AO2,i

Read and understand texts, selecting material appropriate to purpose, collating from different sources and making comparisons and cross-references as appropriate.

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Identify ;

  • Text - (e.g. Newspaper, Sports Magazine)
  • Audience - (e.g. Holiday Goers)  
  • Purpose - (e.g. Informative, Advertising)

Identify - Main Points (Summarise)

    - Structural Features

Highlight Interesting uses of language or devices

Link Points

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Question 2 Higher

Question 2 refers to the second of the sources, called Item 2, and will test candidates’ ability to understand and interpret presentational features such as headline, sub-headline, pictures and captions from the source text. This question addresses AO2,iii .

AO2,iii

Explain and evaluate how writers use linguistic, grammatical, structural and presentational features to achieve effects and engage and influence the reader, supporting their comments with detailed textual references.

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Make a LIST

LIST stands for:

  • Language - Persuasive, Informative,
  • Information - Factual, Opinions
  • Style - Interesting or eye-catching to look at
  • Tone - Serious , Casual


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Question 3 Higher

Question 3 refers to the third source, called Item 3, and will test the candidates’ ability to understand and interpret meaning in the source text. This question addresses AO2,i.

AO2,i

Read and understand texts, selecting material appropriate to purpose, collating from different sources and making comparisons and cross-references as appropriate.

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Question 4 Higher

Question 4 refers to the third source together with one of the other sources chosen by the candidate. This tests the candidates’ ability to compare the effectiveness of language used by the writers in the source texts. This question addresses AO2,iii  and AO2,i

.AO2,i

Read and understand texts, selecting material appropriate to purpose, collating from different sources and making comparisons and cross-references as appropriate.

AO2,iii

Explain and evaluate how writers use linguistic, grammatical, structural and presentational features to achieve effects and engage and influence the reader, supporting their comments with detailed textual references.

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