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Y8 Formal Internal Exams: English

 

Equipment Needed:

  • Black Pen
  • Highlighter

 

Key Topics:

  • Reading: Two non-fiction texts | Analysing language | Summarise two texts | Compare viewpoints in two texts
  • Writing: Writing a non-fiction text | Writing to argue, advise or persuade

 

Exam Content:

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Please also revise:

  • AFORESTIMP in a CAR techniques
  • 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 (PETAL, PRADA, etc)

 

Revision Materials/Websites:

English KS3 ExamsEnglish

 

Other Information:

  • There will be three exams taking place -  Monday 18th June, P3 | Wednesday 20th June, P3 | Tuesday 3rd July, P5.