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AQA Paper 1 Assessment and Moderation »

ghallahan | Friday April 27, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack, Mocks, Mock Exams

Moderation

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How do you know that your department moderation of paper 1 is reliable? These materials have been develop to complement this mock exam in the following ways.

  1. For teachers’ moderation we have links to videos where you can read the examples, marks and explanations. Use the links below to watch a video of a script being ‘live’ marked, then ‘mystery’ ones where you are tested on your marking. This can be completed by your...
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AQA Paper 1 Question 4 Comparison of Levels Activity »

Richard Gent | Thursday April 19, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Schemes, Mocks, Mock Exams


Question Four is such a pickle of a question. Students are thrown by the idea of writing about ‘methods’, thrown by the statement (should I agree? Should I disagree?) and then thrown by the bullet points. If you have students producing responses that are lacking in detail, I prescribe this treatment.

Please use this document for this activity

Here is an activity I use to help students write more...

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Stella’s An Inspector Calls »

Richard Gent | Monday September 12, 2016

Categories: Student Room, KS4, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Mocks, Mock Exams, Writing

Early attempts

How does Priestley present attitudes towards responsibility in “An Inspector Calls”?

This was one of my first exam question on “An Inspector Calls” after focusing on “Jekyll and Hyde” and “Much Ado About Nothing”. This is an example of a grade 5, because it didn’t include some important structural features of a play or effects on the audience.

These points were:

  • Dramatic irony
  • Contemporary views
  • Foreshadowing

You must include...

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GCSE Exam Morning Quote Dumps »

Richard Gent | Monday September 12, 2016

Categories: Student Room, KS4, Mocks, Mock Exams

These are examples of the early morning brain dump I did on the morning of my exams. The texts are Much Ado about Nothing, Jekyll and Hyde and An Inspector Calls.

Early Morning Quote Bank Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Early Morning Quote Bank Much Ado about Nothing

Early Morning Quote Bank An Inspector Calls




New GCSE English Language & English Literature Assessment Packs »

pdodd | Friday February 05, 2016

Categories: Mocks, Mock Exams

Welcome to the Edusites English Assessment Packs home page. Click on the exam board links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

Thorough preparation of your students for the new linear exams is essential and it will be important to teach the key skills needed to respond to the tasks set in these exam papers. Edusites have commissioned trial papers, mark schemes and support notes for the four major awarding bodies....

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Brothers Moderation »

Richard Gent | Wednesday March 26, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack, Mocks, Mock Exams, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Improve Your Teaching

This resource takes a Language Paper One extract, and provides exemplar answers for every question, and every band, along with helpful explanations of how to interpret the mark scheme.

This could be used in a number of ways

Department Moderation

See video links to examiner talking you through this paper

  • As a mock paper for your whole cohort to sit, and the exemplar responses will mean that department marking will be accurate and consistent

In Class

  • In...
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