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Teacher’s Guide to ELLA2 - Analysing Speech & Its Representation

Beth Kemp | Saturday October 30, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2

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Introduction to the unit

This guide is for the second exam unit of English Language and Literature AQA A: Analysing Speech and its Representation.

The unit requires students to study spoken language through transcripts of spontaneous speech, prepared speeches and non-literary representations of speech, such as magazine interviews.

Students also study one from a list of eight prose and drama texts for this closed book exam.

Assessment

Section A of this unit is assessed using AO2 (15 marks) and AO3 (30 marks).

AO2

Demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analyzing ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in a range of spoken and written texts.

AO3

Use integrated approaches to explore relationships between texts, analysing and evaluating the significance of contextual factors in their production and reception.

Section B of this unit (the set text question) is assessed using AO1 and AO2 (15 marks each).

AO1

Select and apply relevant concepts and approaches from integrated linguistic and literary study, using appropriate terminology and accurate, coherent written expression

AO2

Demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analyzing ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in a range of spoken and written texts.

Set Texts

All the set texts for this paper are prose or drama (as they are for ELLA1 also).

It is possible for students to study only prose or only drama at AS – there is no requirement to cover a range of genres or periods for Lang-Lit, as there is for Literature (this is the reason that traditional English degree courses tend to prefer Lit to Lang-Lit).

Great Expectationsby Charles Dickens

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan*

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Eden Close by Anita Shreve

Othello by William Shakespeare

Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett*

Equus by Peter Shaffer

The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

Those marked * will be examined for the last time in the summer of 2011,...


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