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Section A Mark Scheme GCSE English Language 8700/1 Paper 1 Explorations

Richard Gent | Sunday January 19, 2014

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Section A -Reading

AO1

  • Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas.
  • Select and synthesise evidence from different texts.

Question 1

Read again the first part of the source lines 1-8

List four features of the gates

 

[4 marks]

Give 1 mark for each point about the gates:

  • Responses must be drawn from lines 1 to 8 of the text
  • Responses must be true statements from the extract
  • Responses must relate to the gates
  • Candidates may quote or paraphrase
  • A paraphrased response covering more than one point should be credited for each point made – though paraphrased responses must demonstrate evidence of identification of information of information that is specific to the focus of the question as required by AO1
  • Responses that copy the whole section of text from lines 1 – 6 verbatim should not be credited any marks as this does not provide any evidence of identification of information that is specific to the focus of the question as required by AO1.

AO1

  • Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas
  • Select and synthesise evidence from different texts

This assesses bullet point 1 identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas

  • there were two of them
  • they were white
  • there was a big red circle in the middle of each
  • there was a little lamp on top of each of them (which wasn’t lit because it was dark)
  • they were open
  • they led to the railway tracks


Question 2


Look in detail at this extract from lines 8-25 of the source:

(Extract in question paper)

How does the writer use language to describe Sunny’s feelings here?

You could include the writer’s choices of:

  • Words and phrases
  • Language features and techniques
  • Sentence forms
[8 marks]

 

AO2

Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views.

This question assesses Language ie: Words /...


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