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A Level Teacher’s Guide to T. S. Eliot’s Poem The Waste Land »

Paul Merrell | Monday April 14, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Eliot, The Waste Land, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET01, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA1, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL03, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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I love teaching this text; in fact, I see it as one of the most versatile (and important) things that I deliver across all of my KS5 classes – be it A Level, Pre-U or on the IB.

I know Eliot’s poetry appears in various forms across a wide range of specifications and courses, but I more often than not teach this poem as either a comparative coursework text or, more generally, as key AO4 information for any Modernist writer. I don’t know how, for example, you could prepare a class on Waugh’s A Handful of...

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A Level English Literature Guide to Jane Austen’s Novel Persuasion »

Steph Atkinson | Wednesday April 02, 2014

Categories: Prose, Analysing Prose, Persuasion, Writing, Essays, Literary Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Prose Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB2, ELLB4, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL02, 6EL04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT2, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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Persuasion is a fascinating and accessible novel with rather less typical Austen aspects, such as love lost and rediscovered, that provide students with an interesting and fascinating read; it provides also, if they are more widely read, an interesting counterpoint to her other, perhaps more famous, works.

A feature of this teaching guide is to provide plenty of exemplification, through the close textual analysis of Persuasion, looking at aspects of language, form and structure as well as context, genre and...

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A Guide to OCR A2 F663 Section B (from 2013): Drama and Poetry Pre-1800 »

Paul Merrell | Tuesday April 01, 2014

Categories: Drama, The Rivals, Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Prologue, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 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, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale with Comparative Notes for Sheridan’s The Rivals

Introduction

This guide covers Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath, both the Prologue and Tale, and focuses of the A2 OCR unit F663, Section B – but the guide should prove very useful to anyone teaching these Chaucer texts for any other exam board. The OCR unit itself requires a comparison with another text, and in this guide, that text is Sheridan’s The Rivals – thus, teachers will find much that is useful for this play here...

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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 Literature Guide to Teaching Chaucer Background Lessons »

Jennifer Webb | Wednesday October 23, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, Writing, Literary Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL02, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level

Introduction




A Level English Language & Literature ELLA3 Revision Guide »

Beth Kemp | Tuesday May 21, 2013

Categories: Drama, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Poetry, Prose, Analysing Prose, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, Speech Analysis, Transformative or Editorial Writing, Transcribed Conversations, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation

  1. Introduction to ELLA3 Revision Guide
  2. ELLA3 Answering the Comparative Analysis Question
  3. ELLA3 Comparative Analysis Question
  4. ELLA3 Comparative Analysis Exemplar Response
  5. ELLA3 Answering the Adaptation Question
  6. ELLA3 Adaptation Exemplar Cupcakes Response
  7. ELLA3 Adaptation Exemplar House Somewhere Response
  8. ELLA3 Adaptation Checklist

This pack is to be used in conjunction with the ELLA3 paper set in Jan 2013 (the first with the new set sections in Section B), currently available on eAQA under ‘secure key materials’. It will...

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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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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein PPTs »

Sarah Knightley | Wednesday November 07, 2012

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Frankenstein, Writing, Prose Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, OCR GCSE English Literature, WJEC GCSE English Literature, 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, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, F662, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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Associated Resources

  • 1. Shelley - Frankenstein Walton’s Letters 1-4.pptx
  • 2. Shelley - Frankenstein Allusions and Victor Ch 1-4.pptx
  • 3. Shelley - Frankenstein The Birth of the Creature Ch 5-8.pptx
  • 4. Shelley - Frankenstein Families Ch 15 Focus.pptx
  • 5. Shelley - Frankenstein The Trial Ch 16-17.pptx
  • 6. Shelley - Frankenstein Female Characters Ch18-20.pptx



Analysing Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre »

Steph Atkinson | Tuesday April 24, 2012

Categories: Hot Entries, Prose, Jane Eyre, Writing, Analytical Writing, Prose Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET01, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA1, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA2, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level

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Binary Opposition

The way a text creates and shapes its reader’s interpretation to develop both meaning and feeling can be fruitfully and subtly analysed by means of binary opposition. Despite its apparent complexity, this method can easily be understood by students of varying levels and ability from GCSE upwards. It can allow them to create subtle analyses of texts of the kind that can fulfil the requirements of the highest grade bands.

The theory works from the premise that many words and phrases have, as Steve Campsall terms it, their...

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Comparative Study | Duffy & Larkin »

Beth Kemp | Monday June 06, 2011

Categories: Poetry, Duffy, Feminine Gospels, Mean Time, Medusa, Larkin, MCMXIV, Whitsun Weddings, Writing, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation

  • A Sense of Isolation
  • Theme of Anger
  • Exploration of Relationships
  • Sense of Childhood
  • Ideas of Violence



AQA A A Level English Language & Literature A2 Coursework Booklet (ELLA4) »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday April 20, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Comparative Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

ELLA4 A2 Student Coursework Booklet.doc

This booklet is intended to have the coursework mark scheme as the final pages of the booklet. For copyright reasons this has not been included. You will need to download the spec and add these pages to complete it. This should be easy as our ELLA4 A2 Student Coursework Booklet is an editable .doc file.

Link to AQA website See pages 10 and 11.

 




A Guide to Teaching Duffy’s Mean Time for ELLA4 »

Beth Kemp | Tuesday March 29, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Duffy, Mean Time, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4

Associated Resources

  • A Guide to Teaching Plath’s Ariel for ELLA4
  • A Guide to Teaching Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings for ELLA4
  • Lang Lit A2 New Coursework Scheme 2011-12.doc
  • Lang Lit A2 Possible Coursework Titles 2011-12.doc

This guide is to support the teaching of Duffy’s Mean Time for ELLA4, together with Plath’s Ariel and Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings.

The unit is called “Comparative Analysis through Independent Study” and is therefore built on an expectation that students will be doing some of the work unsupervised.  To meet that...

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A Guide to Teaching Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings for ELLA4 »

Beth Kemp | Saturday March 12, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Larkin, Whitsun Weddings, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4

Associated Resources

  • A Guide to Teaching Plath’s Ariel for ELLA4
  • A Guide to Teaching Duffy’s Mean Time for ELLA4
  • Lang Lit A2 New Coursework Scheme 2011-12.doc
  • Lang Lit A2 Possible Coursework Titles 2011-12.doc

This guide supports teachers using Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings together with Plath’s Ariel and Duffy’s Mean Time for ELLA4, following the teaching scheme and suggested coursework titles available in this topic on Edusites.

This unit, called “Comparative Analysis through Independent Study”, expects students to do some work...

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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
  • QI Daniel Radcliffe.doc...[ read full article ] »

A Guide to Teaching Plath’s Ariel for ELLA4 »

Beth Kemp | Thursday January 27, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Plath, Ariel, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4

Associated Resources

  • A Guide to Teaching Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings for ELLA4
  • A Guide to Teaching Duffy’s Mean Time for ELLA4
  • Lang Lit A2 New Coursework Scheme 2011-12.doc
  • Lang Lit A2 Possible Coursework Titles 2011-12.doc

This guide is to support the teaching of Plath’s Ariel, together with Duffy’s Mean Time and Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings for ELLA4.

The unit title is “Comparative Analysis through Independent Study”, so students are expected to do some of the work for themselves.

Thus, in the scheme accompanying this guide, the...

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Lang Lit A2 / AS Frameworks Self-Assessment Grid »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday January 12, 2011

Categories: AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA1, ELLA2, ELLA3, ELLA4

Click on the link below to download the resource.

Lang Lit AS or A2 Frameworks Self-Assessment Grid.doc




ELLA3 Adapting Text for the Spoken Mode »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday January 12, 2011

Categories: AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Remember that scripted speech is written to sound ‘genuine’ and not too scripted. Therefore it:

  • May be more standard than spontaneous speech, but won’t be excessively formal
  • Is likely to use some kind of address to the audience – perhaps direct (second person pronouns: you/your) or inclusive (first person plural pronouns: we/us/our)
  • Will use contractions
  • Will avoid over-long and complicated sentences, although this does not mean it will only use simple sentences.

Remember also that, like spontaneous speech, scripted speech needs to...

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A Student’s Guide to Producing a Lang Lit A2 Coursework Essay - ELLA4 Advice »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday November 17, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Related Resources

Assessment of Presentations in Lang A2.doc
Assessment Objectives for English Language A2 AQA A.doc
Assessment of Presentations in Lang A2.doc
ELLA4 Sample Paras AfL Activity.doc
Eng Lang A2 The Grammatical Framework and Textual Analysis.doc
Language A2 - Improving Your Investigation.doc
AQA A2 Lang A Scheme of Work.doc

Step One: Choose Your Title

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To do this, you need to know which theme you want to do, or what your focus is.

To help your decision, use any suggested themes or titles you have been given and, above all else,...

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AQA A2 Level Lang Lit Scheme of Work Spec A | Cupcakes & Kalashnikovs »

Beth Kemp | Tuesday November 16, 2010

Categories: AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA3, ELLA4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Click on the link below to download a Word version of Beth Kemp’s Scheme of Work for AQA A2 Level Lang Lit Spec A 2010.

AQA A2 Lang Lit Scheme of Work.doc

AQA A A2 Lang Lit New Coursework Scheme

Lang Lit A2 New Coursework Scheme 2011-12.doc

AQA A A2 Lang Lit Possible Coursework Titles

Lang Lit A2 Possible Coursework Titles 2011-12.doc




Teacher’s Guide to ELLA4 - Comparative Analysis through Independent Study »

Beth Kemp | Saturday October 30, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4

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This guide is for the coursework unit of A2 English Language and Literature AQA A, Comparative Analysis through Independent Study.

This unit requires students to study at least one poetry text and to discuss a theme, concept or technique across two texts, in a comparative essay that focuses on specific passages of texts, i.e. named poems, and perhaps specified passages of a prose or drama text.

Rationale

The spirit of the unit is that students will work independently on their chosen focus, although the texts can of course be taught, and...

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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...

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Teacher’s Guide to ELLA1 - Integrated Analysis & Text Production »

Beth Kemp | Saturday October 30, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA1

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This guide is for the first unit of AS English Language and Literature AQA A, Integrated Analysis and Text Production.

This unit requires students to study two (from a choice of ten) prose and drama texts, and to produce one response to each in the exam: one analytical and one productive.

It is an open book exam, in which students are allowed to take un-annotated texts into the exam room, and they may choose from which text they produce each kind of response.

Assessment

‘A’ questions for this unit (analytical responses) are assessed...

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Teacher’s Guide to ELLA3 - Comparative Analysis & Text Adaptation »

Beth Kemp | Monday September 06, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA3

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This guide is for the examination unit of A2 English Language and Literature AQA A, ‘Comparative Analysis and Text Adaptation’.

This demanding 2½ hours examination develops students’ analytical and productive skills acquired in the AS year.

It requires students to compare texts of different types, as well as to recast a given extract into a different set type of text and provide a commentary that explains their linguistic choices.

These tasks are assessed using all four Assessment Objectives:

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Structuring the Teaching

The...

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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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