AQA · English · For Pupils · Language paper 1 · Reading skills · structure

Y11 – a reminder about Q3 structure (again…)

Structure is all about how the text is put together, why the writer has done it this way and the effects it has on the reader’s appreciation and understanding of the text. The question wants you to analyse the effects of the writer’s use of structure. You should refer to precise points in the text… Continue reading Y11 – a reminder about Q3 structure (again…)

AQA · For Pupils · Language paper 1 · Revision · Teaching Ideas · Writing

Year 11 – writing for language paper 1 question 5

Here are some of the slides we will be using for our writing revision. Remember, that for this question you need to write imaginatively. There are two questions to choose from: one might be a description based on an image; the other might be to write a story. However, both questions might ask you to write… Continue reading Year 11 – writing for language paper 1 question 5

AQA · Language paper 1 · Reading skills · Revision · structure · Teaching Ideas

The Lie Tree – some ideas to help you answer the questions

The Lie Tree – some advice on answering the questions on the paper (see here) Question 1 Her six-year-old brother Howard twisted round, too slow to see the great bird, as its pale body and dark-fringed wings vanished into the mist. Faith winced as he shifted his weight on her lap. At least he had… Continue reading The Lie Tree – some ideas to help you answer the questions

AQA · literature · Macbeth · Shakespeare

Y11: Macbeth revision posters

Hi Year 11 Here are the Macbeth plans you produced in our revision session today. We responded to these two questions:   Macbeth’s ‘cannot taint with fear’ suggests fear is something that physically affects you (also perhaps “I have forgotten the taste of fear”). Fear is both intangible – cannot be grasped – (Banquo, for example… Continue reading Y11: Macbeth revision posters

AQA · literature · Macbeth · Shakespeare

Y11: Macbeth revision – exam writing slides

Here are the slides we used and produced in the lessons on Thursday. First the question. Alongside this is a possible way of structuring your response. It’s one way, not THE way. Some of you might find this too restrictive; others like it because it has a neat division between extract and whole:  The first thing… Continue reading Y11: Macbeth revision – exam writing slides

AQA · For Pupils · literature · poetry · Uncategorized

Y11 – poetry of power and conflict: the power of the preposition

Sometime simple ideas come to me in the process of talking to students … This week, we were talking about the importance of bringing everything back to the ideas of power and conflict – after all, that’s the cluster we’re studying. Getting our heads round these two (let’s face it rather huge) concepts, we decided to… Continue reading Y11 – poetry of power and conflict: the power of the preposition