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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lang Component 2: Persuasive & Transactional Writing Scheme

Beth Kemp | Friday June 19, 2015

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  • WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language Component 2: Reading and Writing Assessment Pack

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  • Lesson Two Starter.docx
  • Student Friendly Mark Scheme.docx

This ten-lesson scheme introduces students to the requirements of the second part of this paper. The Sample Assessment Materials have been taken as a guide for this scheme, with new tasks created along the same lines to allow for additional practice while preserving the SAMs for use as a mock examination. A student-friendly mark scheme for students to use in peer- and self- assessment is also provided.

Introduction to the Assessment

The examination requires students to produce two transactional or persuasive pieces of writing. The mark scheme emphasises the importance of meeting audience and purpose needs in this kind of writing. There is no choice of questions; students will complete both tasks provided.

The following assessment objectives are tested in this section of this paper:

  • AO5: Communicate clearly, effectively, and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences
  • AO5: Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts
  • AO6: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effects, with accurate spelling and punctuation

The exam paper advises s to spend one hour minutes on this section: five minutes planning and twenty-five minutes writing per answer. They should write about 300-400 words per task. The specification lists ‘letters, articles, reviews, speeches etc’ as the types of writing to be set for this paper. The specimen paper features a report and a lively article.

Lesson One: What Makes Good Writing?

Learning Objective

  • To understand broad demands of this section of the paper
  • To be able to recognise features of good writing


Students spend 2 minutes listing things...

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