Studying A Level Language in Year 13 next year? Here’s your summer transition work:
1. Make sure you have a copy of the AQA English Language Student Book.
We will be making regular use the textbook in class next year, and you will be expected to bring it with you to every lesson.
It’s available on Amazon here, or you can buy it from the library and save a few pounds.
You should make detailed notes on how the A Level is assessed next year.
Here are some questions to help guide you:
- What are the Assessment Objectives for the course?
- How many exams are there?
- What’s covered in each exam?
- What do you have to complete for the coursework element?
2. Create a language timeline.
Using the video below, we’d like you to create a language timeline.
You can find an exemplar timeline below that will give you an idea of what we’re after.
3. Watch this Intelligence Squared debate and make notes on the arguments presented by both sides. At the end of the debate, decide whether you’d vote for or against the motion, and explain your decision in 200-300 words in a comment on this post.
4. Listen to Stephen Fry’s interview of Deborah Cameron below, and make detailed notes on what they both say.
When you’ve done that, write a 300-400 word response to the following question:
Do men and women communicate differently?
And that’s that!
You need to bring all of your work, completed, to your first lesson back after the break.
If you’ve any questions over the summer, email Mr Shovlin: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the holiday!