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A Level English Language & Literature ELLA3 Revision Guide

Beth Kemp | Tuesday May 21, 2013

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  1. Introduction to ELLA3 Revision Guide
  2. ELLA3 Answering the Comparative Analysis Question
  3. ELLA3 Comparative Analysis Question
  4. ELLA3 Comparative Analysis Exemplar Response
  5. ELLA3 Answering the Adaptation Question
  6. ELLA3 Adaptation Exemplar Cupcakes Response
  7. ELLA3 Adaptation Exemplar House Somewhere Response
  8. ELLA3 Adaptation Checklist

This pack is to be used in conjunction with the ELLA3 paper set in Jan 2013 (the first with the new set sections in Section B), currently available on eAQA under ‘secure key materials’. It will support exam preparation and practice in a structured and ‘scaffolded’ way.

Although mock exams have a place, it can also be helpful to offer supported practice rather than risking students either feeling incapable when first faced with a full paper, or producing work which falls considerably short. The philosophy behind this pack is simply to support students to help them to produce decent answers and to develop skills in approaching exam questions while doing so. The exemplar model answers and range of extracts for improvement will give students a focus to work on their skills.

Key Components

  • A prompts handout for each type of question on the paper.
    • This is designed to help students to approach questions in a sensible and structured way, and can be used with any other questions for this paper. Better students could be invited to construct their own ways of approaching the paper, or could be asked to attempt it ‘cold’.
  • An exemplar answer for each type of question on the paper
    • These are model answers, to demonstrate a top-band response to the questions.
  • Extracts from less successful answers for AfL activities
    • These exemplify a range of typical errors to enable discussion of these issues and how to resolve them.


Have you read the broader guide to ELLA3 here on EnglishEdu?

For a range of things to do with exemplar essays, there is a helpful resource here on EnglishEdu.

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