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Y11 Formal Internal Exams: English

 

Equipment Needed:

  • Black Pen
  • Highlighter

 

Key Topics:

  • Literature
  • Language

 

Exam Content:

 

 

Key Topics Paper 1

Q1- Information retrieval- paraphrasing key ideas from a text

Q2- Identifying techniques used by writers and analysing language and considering the effects that language has on readers (Impressions, images, thoughts and feelings)

Q3- Exploring the effect of structure in a text- how has a text been ordered to interest a reader and why you think this has happened?

Q4- Creating an argument and exploring your own point of view about a text. Students need to evaluate if they agree or disagree with a statement provided and use the extract to support what they are arguing. This also involves identifying methods/techniques and analysing what they show.

Q5- (50% of the marks) Writing to describe- students will base their description on an image provided. They will have to vary their vocabulary, their punctuation and their sentence lengths to interest their audience, whist considering using an interesting structure and a range of descriptive techniques in their writing.

 

Key Topics Paper 2

Q1- Information retrieval- Identifying true and false facts about a text

Q2- Students will have to compare two texts. They will identify differences between the way the texts explore a specific idea whilst using evidence to help them identify the differences.

Q3- Identifying techniques used by writers and analysing language and considering the effects that language has on readers (Impressions, images, thoughts and feelings)

Q4- Students will identify writers’ perspectives- they will use evidence from both texts to help them identify the writers’ opinions/viewpoints/attitudes. Whilst explaining what the writers’ think/feel about a specific topic, they will comment on the techniques that they have used to showcase their opinions. Students must compare the two texts with each other and so try to identify common themes within both texts to be able to comment on.

Q5- (50% of the marks) Writing to argue/persuade/inform- students will base their arguments on a statement provided and will try to explore 4/5 different points of view or ideas in their work. They will have to vary their vocabulary, their punctuation and their sentence lengths to interest their audience, whist considering using an interesting structure and a range of writing to argue techniques in their writing.

 

 

 

An Inspector Calls

  • The plot of the play
  • Key quotations from each Act 1-3
  • Writers craft: J.B. Priestley’s use of language and imagery and the terminology needed to write about this
  • Key characters: Mr and Mrs Birling, Inspector Goole, Eric, Sheila, Gerald Croft
  • Key themes: Responsibility, Blame, Morality, Socialism, Capitalism, Consequences, Family, Poverty, Ignorance, Power and status
  • Context: Edwardian England 1901-1914

 

Poetry

  • Students have 15 poems to revise from the ‘Power and Conflict’ section of their Anthology:
  • Key quotations from each poem
  • Writers craft: How each poet used language and imagery and the terminology needed to write about this
  • Key themes: Power (of humans and of nature), Reality and effects of conflict, War, Regret,  Memories, Guilt, Pain
  • Links between poems

 

Please also revise:

  • AVIPSAMOSA techniques (paper 1)
  • AFORESTIMP in a CAR techniques (paper 2)
  • How to approach each question – what it is testing, how much you are expected to write, how to approach the questions, how long to spend on each one
  • Their WONDER WORDS- impressive vocabulary which will allow them to write more imaginatively and sophisticatedly.
  • The helpful acronyms for each question (PETIT, POSE, PRADA etc)
  • (All if this is provided in the ‘How to Ace Language’ booklets that they have been given in class

 

Revision Materials/Websites:

  • How to Ace Booklets

  • Structure Strips

  • Past Papers from teachers

  • Class books

  • Revision guides available to buy from school

  • ‘Lit Charts’ free app (for Romeo and Juliet)

  • Approved YouTube videos on poems which will be provided by class teachers

  • BBC Bitesize: English Literature
  • GSCEPod
  • English VLE site (below)

Other Information:

  • There will be three exams taking place -  Tuesday 6th March, P4 & 5 | Monday 12th March, P1 & 2 | Thursday 19th April, P1 & 2.