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AQA A Level ENGB2: Language and Gender Analysing The Apprentice »

Sarah Battams | Monday March 31, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Gender, Gender Resources, Transcribed Conversations, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB2, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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This guide provides a close analysis of a transcript from the TV series The Apprentice. Although this is a part of AQA ENGB1, the gendered aspect of language is a key part of most examination board syllabuses. This guide, therefore, will prove useful not only to teachers of AQA /B’ but also AQA ‘A’, WJEC, OCR and Edexcel.

Context

The Apprentice is a BBC reality TV programme in which a group of candidates compete to win an investment in their own business from business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar. Each week the...

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A Student Guide to A Level English Language ‘Text Analysis’ »

Steve Campsall | Wednesday January 22, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Lexical Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Textual Analysis, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F672, F674, OCR A Level English Language, F652, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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This guide is intended to help you learn or revise for your English Language A level course. In writing it, I’ve tried to tackle the analysis of language and texts in a particularly straightforward way in the hope that it will appeal especially to you if you are feeling a bit ‘lost’ by this often complex subject, one that can so very easily, for many students, seem more different from English at GCSE than they ever imagined, and, well, none-too-easy.

  • The guide can be used at any time during your course –...
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An A Level Guide to Context »

Steve Campsall | Friday November 15, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Contextual Research, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Literature, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Language, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Generic Skills, AQA A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Generic Skills, WJEC A Level Skills Resources

Teacher’s Note

Below is an EnglishEdu Student Guide that will, hopefully, help your own students to a deeper and useful understanding of the key idea of context. Many students struggle with this concept which, along with purpose, audience and genre must surely rank as one of the four key aspects of all texts; indeed, it could be argued that, along with the individual writer or speaker of a text, context is the main aspect of central concern as, from these two, all others flow. With that in mind, this guide also touches on purpose, audience...

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A Level English Language ENGA3 Revision Guide »

Beth Kemp | Monday May 13, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Language Change & Variation, An Introduction to Language Change & Variation, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation

  1. Introduction to ENGA3 Revision Guide
  2. ENGA3 Answering the Language Change Question
  3. ENGA3 Language Change Question June 2012
  4. ENGA3 Language Change Question June 2012 Exemplar Response
  5. ENGA3 Answering the Language Variation Question
  6. ENGA3 Language Variation Question June 2012
  7. ENGA3 Language Variation Question June 2012 Exemplar Response
  8. ENGA3 Answering the Discourses Question
  9. ENGA3 Discourses Question June 2012
  10. ENGA3 Discourses Question June 2012 Exemplar Response
  11. ENGA3 Exam Practice Feedback

This pack is to be used in...

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A Level English Language ENGA1 Revision Guide »

Beth Kemp | Saturday May 11, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation

  1. Introduction to ENGA1 Revision Guide
  2. ENGA1 Answering the Mode Question
  3. ENGA1 Mode Question June 2012
  4. ENGA1 Mode Question June 2012 Exemplar Response
  5. ENGA1 Mode Analysis Assessment Reminders
  6. ENGA1 Answering the CLA Question
  7. ENGA1 CLA Question June 2012
  8. ENGA1 CLA Question June 2012 Exemplar Response

This pack is to be used in conjunction with the ENGA1 paper set in June 2012, currently available on e-aqa under ‘secure key materials’. It will support exam preparation and practice in a structured and scaffolded way.

Although...

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AS English Language Guide | An Introduction to Linguistic Methods »

Sarah Battams | Tuesday April 09, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Linguistic Analysis, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA2, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Language, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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1. ‘Burt’s Chips’ Textual Analysis PowerPoint

  • Burts Crisps.pptx

2. Notes to Accompany ‘Burt’s Chips’ PowerPoint

The PowerPoint and ideas contained in these notes have been used successfully to introduce students to the linguistic methods or “frameworks” needed as a part of the AQA English Language course; however, the ideas contained here and in the PowerPoint are easily adaptable and entirely applicable to other A Level language courses as well as the combined English Language and Literature courses.

Slide 1 and General Notes

The...

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A Level English Linguistic Lesson Starters »

Beth Kemp | Monday March 11, 2013

Categories: Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters, Writing, Linguistic Analysis, Speech Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, Gender, Gender Resources, Spoken English, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA2, ENGA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB1, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language, LG2, LG3, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

Guide Navigation

  • A Level English Language Starters: Frameworks & Analysis
  • A Level English Language Starters: Accent & Dialect
  • A Level English Language Starters: Language & Gender
  • A Level English Language Starters: Language Change
  • A Level English Language Starters: Mode & Technology
  • A Level English Language Starters: Child Language Acquisition
  • A Level English Language Starters: Language & Power

This collection of suggestions includes ice-breaker or ‘getting to know you’ ideas which are especially suitable for a new class and some...

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AQA A ENGA3 & ENGA4 Language Change within Language Explorations Guide »

Alan Thomas | Monday April 30, 2012

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA3, ENGA4, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Language Change & Variation, An Introduction to Language Change & Variation, Linguistics Theory & Study, Linguistic Theory, Writing, Analytical Writing, Linguistic Analysis

Click on the link below to download Alan Thomas’s AQA A ENGA3 / ENGA4 Language Change within Language Explorations Guide.

Language Change within Language Explorations Guide.docx

This 110-page editable guide, written by a very experienced A Level English Language teacher, should prove helpful. It’s in Word (.docx) format, if you can only open Word (.doc) format files use the link below to convert it.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats

We’ve also included a PDF version to help with printing.

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Language Interventions Student Guide Part 1 English Language AQA A ENGA4 »

Dan Clayton | Monday June 20, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Associated Resources

  • Language Interventions Student Guide Part 2

This is a student guide to the AQA A spec coursework element, the ‘Language Intervention’. This is one part of your A2 coursework and makes up half of the total marks for the ENGA4 unit (i.e. 20% of your total marks at A2 or 10% of you’re A level).

The AQA specification describes the unit as follows:

“The ‘Language Intervention’ coursework task is designed to allow candidates to make an informed contribution to social debates about language, communicating...

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A Guide to Conversational Analysis »

Beth Kemp | Sunday January 30, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Conversational Analysis, A Guide to Conversational Analysis, Transcribed Conversations, Transcripts Pack, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA4, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, ENGB4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, F672, F673, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL1, LL3, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

Associated Resources

  • Transcripts Pack
  • Guide to Conversation Analysis.doc

This guide is intended to support teachers preparing students for tasks involving the analysis of transcribed conversation at AS and A2 level, although teachers of the new GCSE unit on Spoken Language may also find some helpful information here, especially in the “Key Issues” section.  Just don’t get carried away with the technical terms or theories at this level!

The advice and information given here is relevant to many specifications, both Language courses and...

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Transcripts Pack »

Beth Kemp | Sunday January 30, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Transcribed Conversations, Transcripts Pack, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA4, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, ENGB4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, F672, F673, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL1, LL3, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4

Associated Resources

  • A Guide to Conversational Analysis

Introduction

This collection of transcripts has been produced with A Level Language and combined Language and Literature teaching in mind, although some of the transcripts may also be suitable for use with the new Spoken Language GCSE unit.

  • Never Mind The Buzzcocks.doc
  • David Beckham and Jonathan Ross.doc
  • Paxman and Cooper on Taxes.doc
  • Husband and Wife - Nan and her Fruit Pies.doc
  • Student and Teacher.doc
  • Jeremy Kyle.doc
  • Hugh F-W - Beer Batter.doc
  • Loose Women.doc
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AQA A ENGA3 Language Change »

Alan Thomas | Thursday January 20, 2011

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA3, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Language Change & Variation, An Introduction to Language Change & Variation

Click on the link below to download Alan Thomas’s AQA A ENGA3 Language Change Guide.

ENGA3 Language Change.pdf

This 46-page guide, written by a very experienced A Level English Language teacher, should prove very helpful.

 




Revision for AS English Language ENGA1/ENGA2 »

Beth Kemp | Thursday January 13, 2011

Categories: AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA2, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Click on the links below to download the resources.

Revision for ENGA1.doc
Assessment Objectives for English Language AS AQA A.doc
AQA AS Lang Lit Scheme of Work.doc
AQA AS Lang A Scheme of Work Beth Kemp.doc




ENGA1 Eng Language Mode »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday January 12, 2011

Categories: AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Click on the link below to download the resource.

ENGA1 Mode Task 1.doc
ENGA1 Mode Task 2.doc




ENGA1 Child Language Revision »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday January 12, 2011

Categories: Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Click on the links below to download the resources.

ENGA1 Child Lang Essays - Last Min Revision.doc
Child Lang Revision Groupwork.doc
Eng Lang Child Language Revision Pack.doc
Prompts for Child Language Data Analysis.doc

 




Eng Lang Variation Research Task »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday January 12, 2011

Categories: AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA2, ENGA3, ENGA4

Click on the link below to download the resource.

Eng Lang Variation Research Task.doc




Guide to A Level Language Investigations »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday November 17, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Language Investigations, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA4, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB4, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN04, WJEC A Level English Language, LG3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, WJEC A Level

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Language Investigations

This is a guide to preparing students for the various ‘Investigations in English Language’ units that form part of many A Level English Language courses. It has been written to cover the A2 coursework requirements for the following examination boards:

AQA ‘A’ | AQA ‘B’ | Edexcel | WJEC
  • The basic requirements for the investigation are broadly similar across all boards but where needed, specific advice for a particular exam board’s specification is shown and clearly identified.

Assessment Focus (Assessment...

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Teacher’s Guide to ENGA3 - Language Explorations »

Beth Kemp | Monday September 06, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA3

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This guide is for the examined part of AQA English Language A2 A: ENGA3, entitled “Language Explorations”.

It has a far broader scope than the previous year’s AS paper, requiring students to look far beyond their own linguistic experiences in the study of three topics:

  • Language Change

- specifically, changes in the English Language since 1600.

  • Language Variation

- specifically, differences in the usage of the English Language by user and context.

  • Language Discourses

- specifically, how language issues are written about and...

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ENGA1 Seeing Through Language »

Beth Kemp | Tuesday August 17, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1

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This guide is for teaching ENGA1, the examined unit for the AQA ‘A’ English Language AS specification.

As its title implies, the unit encourages students to look at language differently – far more analytically – than they will have done for their GCSE English work. The final two-hour exam paper tests students on two topics:

‘Language and Mode’

This is a single compulsory question based on two linked unseen texts of different ‘modes’.

‘Language Development’

This asks students to choose between two questions, one based...

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Child Language Acquisition »

Victoria Elliott | Thursday October 08, 2009

Categories: Hot Entries, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN03, OCR A Level English Language, F651, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level

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Introduction

Child Language Acquisition is one of most enjoyable and apparently accessible topics for students of English Language A level. However, because of the enthusiasm and the apparent accessibility it becomes all too easy for study of this topic to remain fairly superficial, with identification of features not brought into a coherent, logical analysis related to the bigger picture, a characteristic which is the key to the higher grades.

Although different in their exact application, the various syllabuses have the same threads...

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Economist Debates: Language Shapes How We Think »

Dan Clayton
Monday December 13, 2010

There’s an interesting debate at The Economist.

http://www.economist.com/debate/debates/overview/190

Definitely good for people teaching the A spec (ENGA2 or ENGA3) and anyone interested in seeing a style model for a debate on a language topic.




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