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A Student’s Guide to Analysing and Grouping Unseen Texts »

Steve Campsall | Tuesday November 12, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, Hot Entries

Click on the link immediately below to download our Text Analysis & Grouping Grid. Grouping Texts Printable PDF Unfortunately, it’s not possible to learn by rote a fixed set of categories into which a set of unseen texts can be ‘grouped’ – but there are some central linguistic ideas to have ready in your head to apply on the big day. Whichever categories you eventually choose to use on exam day (and typically, you’ll choose four different categories or… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Language Guide to Gender Representation in Advertising »

Sarah Battams | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Gender, Gender Resources, Media & Non-Fiction, Analysing Media & Non-Fiction

click on image to enlarge Language and Gender is one of the ‘social contexts’ examined in question 2 of unit ENGB1: Categorising Texts - but is also a topic that is a part of other exam board English Language A level units. The AQA specification states that, ‘In preparing for this topic candidates should study how gender is represented and reproduced in the everyday texts that surround us, for example in advertising, fiction and non-fiction texts etc.’ The activity… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Language Guide to Social Varieties »

Sarah Battams | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, Hot Entries, Writing, Non-Fiction Analysis, Media Analysis

click on image to enlarge Social Varieties: Language & Power and Language & Gender Power and Gender in The Office The purpose of this activity is to consolidate the work students would have done on power and gender in preparation for ENGB1 (AQA B AS English Language). Students will need to have access to the script from episode one of series one of The Office (pp.27-32 of The Office: The Scripts) and it will also be advantageous if they watch the scenes on DVD. The students are asked to… [ read full article ] »


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

Steve Campsall | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, 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, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F672, F674, OCR A Level English Language, F652, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG4, Hot Entries, Writing, Lexical Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Textual Analysis

click on image to enlarge 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.… [ read full article ] »


Child Language Acquisition - Tackling The Exam Transcript Using Frameworks »

Steve Campsall | Tuesday July 02, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB3, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision

Your task when presented with any text is to dig out its subtleties. This guide offers a way to dig deep, one that can help to reveal a text’s subtlest aspects; and subtlety is what gains most marks, every time. Analysing Children’s Language Whenever you analyse a text, your first job is to work out its ‘big-picture’. After all, the words you’ll find on the exam paper will be a pretty poor representation of the original ideas, thoughts and feelings that led to… [ read full article ] »


AQA ENGB1 The Representation of Masculinity in Battlefield 4 »

Sarah Battams | Wednesday April 30, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Gender, Gender Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

click on image to enlarge This activity is primarily targeted at AQA B English Language students who are studying Language and Gender/ Power/ Technology as part of ENGB1, though it may be of interest to students following other A level and Media Studies specifications as well. The task is to consider how masculinity is represented in a script from the video game Battlefield 4. Though gender is the focus, concepts related to power and to technology are also relevant here. The script is below,… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Language Guide to Language Investigation »

Theresa Sowerby | Thursday April 03, 2014

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN04, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language, F654, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language, LG3, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Comparing & Contrasting, Language Investigations, Textual Analysis

click on image to enlarge How to introduce the AQA English Language B A2 Investigation to enable students to handle their own chosen material with confidence. This guide focuses on the second section of the AQA A2 English Language unit ENGB4. Teachers of other examination board units will, however, hopefully find the guide easily adaptable to their own requirements, for example the Language Investigation parts of WJEC Unit LG3, Edexcel Unit 4, and OCR Unit F654. Most students need support and… [ read full article ] »


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

click on image to enlarge 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… [ read full article ] »


A Study of Classroom Discourse Spoken English Scheme »

Theresa Sowerby | Wednesday September 04, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, ENGB4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

click on image to enlarge Background This SOW was initially used as a GCSE English Study of Spoken English Controlled Assessment task (CAT) with a set of able students. It worked very well in focusing them on an area of language that was of interest to them, encouraged them to undertake an in depth study of an area of spoken language and become familiar with the necessary terminology with which to analyse the data and reflect on their own experience of language in the classroom. Having the live… [ read full article ] »


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

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… [ read full article ] »


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… [ read full article ] »


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… [ read full article ] »


Economist Debates: Language Shapes How We Think »

Dan Clayton | Monday December 13, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, 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, 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

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. [ read full article ] »


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

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… [ read full article ] »


ENGB1 Section A: Categorising Unseen Texts »

Steve Campsall | Friday July 02, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1

When looking for ways to ‘group’ texts, subtlety is what gains marks. The choice of grouping itself gains few marks; but the discussion of the problems or subtleties of the text within its grouping gains many marks. Texts are never either ‘one thing’ or ‘another’: they lie on a continuum between the grouping’s extremes (see the EnglishEdu Guide for more on this). It can be argued that, at some level, all texts are persuasive: that is, they act, if their audience recognises the text… [ read full article ] »


ENGB3 Child Language Acquisition - Exam Revision Practice »

Steve Campsall | Friday July 02, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

A Way to Analyse A Child’s Language Work out the transcript’s ‘big-picture’ – and remember that the transcript isn’t what you are analysing: it’s the original oral communication you need to be focusing on. The transcript is a mere shadow of this: you need to flesh out the scene and be there – be the participants! Try hard – it’s worth it. Use your imagination. For this unit (Language Change included) start your answer with a brief overview of the important discourse from… [ read full article ] »


AQA B A Level English Language ENGB1 Introduction »

Steve Campsall | Thursday July 16, 2009

Categories: Writing, Linguistic Analysis, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation Frameworks Linguistic Concepts Social Contexts ENGB1 Section 2 AQA English Language B – ENGB1 An Introduction ENGB1 is the first unit of the new (2009) AQA B course; it’s a wholly examined unit worth 60% of the student’s AS mark (i.e. 30% of the A-level). It consists of two sections: Section A: ‘Text Varieties’ Section B: ‘Language & Social Contexts’. The introductory unit, ENGB1, needs to be viewed as far more than just ‘a unit’ within this AS level… [ read full article ] »