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Redhill Revision – here are the tips for paper 2 English Language

GCSE English Language: Some Exam Tips for Paper 2. I have put a PPT here – it’s the one we’re using in class  In this paper, you are asked to read two extracts of non-fiction ONE will be from the 19th century ONE will be contemporary – either 20th or 21st century  There are FOUR… Continue reading Redhill Revision – here are the tips for paper 2 English Language

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Redhill Y11 GCSE Revision Folder: April 2017

REVISED PPT for working through paper 2 is here   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jqtjpkxr6d7lnr6/AACD2LJ9E99bQh2EmnK5rRPSa?dl=0     Right, to my 60 year 11 students (!!): here is the link to the revision folder which contains loads of resources including the recent lesson PPTs. I’ll be adding more ideas to this as we go on https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jqtjpkxr6d7lnr6/AACD2LJ9E99bQh2EmnK5rRPSa?dl=0   I need to… Continue reading Redhill Y11 GCSE Revision Folder: April 2017

AQA · For Pupils · literature · poetry · Reading skills · Teaching Ideas

Saving Section C: Unseen comparison poetry (AO2 only)

This week, we’ve been feeding back on the mock exam. We found the two section C poems for the comparison question quite difficult and for the comparison ended up talking more about the ideas in the poem than the language. We’ve called this our ‘Saving Private Ryan’ question: there were bodies everywhere with only a… Continue reading Saving Section C: Unseen comparison poetry (AO2 only)

AQA · For Pupils · Language Paper 2 · Reading skills · Teaching Ideas · viewpoint · Writing

Language paper 2 – viewpoints: The Internet – good or a bad thing?

Following on from the idea of using images to practise paper 2 question 2, I dug up this little gem from some old resources that I used to use for media studies. It uses the old AOL adverts for the internet (voiced by the late John Hurt). At the time, I found them really useful… Continue reading Language paper 2 – viewpoints: The Internet – good or a bad thing?

AQA · AQA new specification · For Pupils · Reading skills · Teaching Ideas

Using images to practise summary and synthesis skills for Lang paper 2 question 2

A short blog on paper 2 skills. On a recent visit to a school, one of the English teachers talked about how they are using images to help develop synthesis and summary skills for paper 2. Inspired by this, I’ve put together a little lesson which I will run with my year 11s as we… Continue reading Using images to practise summary and synthesis skills for Lang paper 2 question 2

An Inspector Calls · AQA · For Pupils · literature · Reading skills · Teaching Ideas

Writing a critical paragraph – An Inspector Calls

This is the question: How important is Eva Smith to the play? For your homework, I asked you to write a couple of paragraphs in response to this question. Below is the paragraph that we did in class with the breakdown: Firstly, you need a strong opening sentence which signals to the examiner what your paragraph… Continue reading Writing a critical paragraph – An Inspector Calls

AQA · AQA new specification · English · literature · poetry

Revising poetry through acrostics?

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em …. I’m going to try this in a revision lesson – here are a couple of examples – then get the students to work up their own for the other poems … It’s best to choose one word if possible, the shorter the better -an acrostic for The… Continue reading Revising poetry through acrostics?