Y11 English Language Revision List

Y11 Pre-Public Examination Revision List for English Language

A glossary of terminology to use for analysis of all text types can be found on Doddle:

https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/fe6eb620-9cab-4d8c-8a7a-f6342834fd25

Reading method for Paper 1 & 2:

  • Read the extract completely first with no highlighting / annotation etc. Just focus on understanding
  • Read the exam questions and then revisit the text
  • Make any notes/ annotations that are required to help you answer the appropriate questions
  • Use a ruler to keep your focus on the text

Paper 1 Reading

Word classes & linguistic terms for Q2

Sentence types (Simple, Compound & complex) for Q2

  • There are lots of good Power points, worksheets & tests on sentences available on Doddle

Practice analysing structure for Q3 use the terms below:

  • Movement from big to small e.g. describing a crowd & then zooming into one character.
  • What sequence are events in? Any flashbacks/forwards?
  • Taking an inward to an outside perspective or vice versa e.g. writing about someone’s thoughts and then writing about what they can see
  • How are characters/settings introduced?
  • Repetitions, threads, patterns or repeated symbols
  • How does the extract end?
  • Narrative perspective-1st or 3rd person?
  • Connections between paragraphs-how do the end of paragraphs link to the next ones?
  • Topic sentences-how do paragraphs start?

Evaluation skills for Q4

Paper 1 Q4 how to answer:

  1. Say if you agree/disagree or partly agree with the statement
  2. Write the first bullet point as a subheading and then answer it as a question
  3. Write the second bullet point as a subheading and then answer it as a question
  4. Make sure you use quotations and PEZZ throughout your answer
  5. Conclude with a final paragraph summing up if you agree or disagree with the statement

Section B: Writing

  • You must learn skills of writing to describe and/or narrate.

This section has 24 marks for content & organisation

Content= Ideas, imagination, word choices, language techniques including sentence choices & punctuation for emphasis

Organisation=Paragraphing. Remember change paragraph for change of Person, Place, Time or Subject

Further information on how to paragraph can be found on Doddle

There are also 16 marks for Spelling, Punctuation, Sentences & Ambitious word choices. If you do not use a full range of sentences & punctuation you will not get above 4/16

Again Doddle has some great resources for practising these areas. In addition refer to the Reading glossary of linguistic techniques and apply them in your own writing.

English Language Paper 2

Q2-Comparison of 2 sources-Differences only

Remember that you need to refer to both sources – students who refer to only one

source are not in effect synthesising information and would be capped in level 2 of the mark

scheme

The requirement to synthesise information into a summary means that students can either:

  • write a single, integrated paragraph as a response to both sources
  • write two connected (or linked) paragraphs as their preferred response to both sources.

 Note

Discourse markers and connectives work in both approaches and help students to write a more cohesive response.

Sentence stems that signal inferential readings can help to ensure students meet a key requirement of this AO that is being assessed:

  • This might suggest to me that…
  • You could infer from this that…

Q3-Language analysis

Word classes & linguistic terms for Q3

https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/teacher/launch-content/2afcd893-9b10-4390-a6ec-9711051e95cb

Sentence types (Simple, Compound & complex) for Q3

There are lots of good Power points, worksheets & tests on sentences available on Doddle

Q4-Comparison of 2 sources

Remember that you need to refer to both sources – students who refer to only one

source are not in effect synthesising information and would be capped in level 2 of the mark

scheme

The requirement to synthesise information into a summary means that students can either:

  • write a single, integrated paragraph as a response to both sources
  • write two connected (or linked) paragraphs as their preferred response to both sources.

Section B Writing

Pupils need to know the layout, features & style of the following writing types:

  • letter
  • article
  • text for a leaflet
  • text of a speech

Pupils need to be able to write for the following purposes:

  • writing to explain
  • writing to instruct/advise
  • writing to argue
  • writing to persuade

Please follow the link below for a detailed guide from AQA;

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/english/AQA-87002-FI-W.PDF

This section has 24 marks for content & organisation

Content= Ideas, imagination, word choices, language techniques including sentence choices & punctuation for emphasis

Organisation=Paragraphing. Remember change paragraph for change of Person, Place, Time or Subject

Further information on how to paragraph can be found on Doddle

There are also 16 marks for Spelling, Punctuation, Sentences & Ambitious word choices. If you do not use a full range of sentences & punctuation you will not get above 4/16

Again Doddle has some great resources for practising these areas. In addition refer to the Reading glossary of linguistic techniques and apply them in your own writing.