Category: A Level English Language

A Level Language students: want to see a top grade exemplar for Section A of the Year 12 exam?

Your wish is our command.

Hannah Franks and Abbi Lowden have kindly allowed us to share their exam papers so that you can see what makes an A grade response to the Year 12 exam.

Below, you’ll find the paper, the mark scheme, and two A grade responses to it.

We hope it’s useful.

A Level English Language Exam – Year 12 – June 2016

A Level English Language Exam – Textual Analysis Mark Schemes

A Grade Exemplar – Section A (Textual Variations and Representations) 1

A Grade Exemplar – Section A (Textual Variations and Representations) 2

 

 

 

 

A Level English Language: Summer Work for Incoming Year 13

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.

Timeline

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?

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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: s.shovlin@lc.leics.sch.uk.

Enjoy the holiday!

 

A Level English Language: Summer Work for Incoming Year 12

Right then, incoming Year 12s doing English Language A Level: here’s your summer work!

All of the tasks below must be completed in advance of your first Language lesson next term.

1. Get hold of the AQA English Language Student Book.

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.

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?

Remember: you’ll be studying for the full A Level – we don’t offer AS at Lutterworth College.

2. Create a ‘language scrapbook’.

This scrapbook will form an integral part of your first term’s worth of lessons, and needs to contain the following items:

(Note: for electronic texts, you’ll need to screenshot and print them.)

  • A text message/WhatsApp interaction
  • An interaction on Facebook (e.g. a status and some replies to it)
  • An interaction on Twitter (e.g. a tweet and some replies)
  • A printed advertisement
  • An online advertisement
  • A poster
  • A menu
  • A film review
  • A newspaper comment piece (e.g. from The Guardian’s Comment is Free section)
  • A speech
  • A piece of unsolicited post (‘junk mail’)

3. Have a look at this blog post and respond to it in the comments section.

Your comment should be around 200-300 words. Make sure you watch both videos before responding. You might also want to read through the comments that are already on the post. (Avoid anonymous comments.)

4. Make detailed notes on the Nouns section of your Grammar Glossary.

You will have been given a copy of this during your induction lesson. If you missed that, you can find it here.

We’ll be having a little test on this when you return, so make sure your notes are up to scratch!

And that’s that!

If you have any questions about any of the tasks above, or the course in general, contact Mr Shovlin (s.shovlin@lutterworthcollege.com).

Enjoy the hols!

 

 

 

 

 

Year 13 Language students: want to see some A grade language change essays?

Today’s your lucky day!

Thanks to Emma Mitchell for agreeing to let us share her work.

Below you’ll find the two papers she completed – both modelled on a typical ENGB4 Q4 – and her responses to them.

Analysing Texts from Different Times – Role of Women

Analysing Texts from Different Times – Medicines

A Grade Role of Women Response

A Grade Medicines Response

 

The Ultimate Grammar Revision Session

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Studying A Level Language in Year 12 or 13?

Looking for some help with the grammar?

You’ve come to the right place!

To book your spot, you’ll need to use the online booking system here. Each session costs £5, and you’ll need to use Parent Pay. Places are first come, first served – so be quick!

The final deadline for bookings is 16th March.

Any questions? Ask Mr Shovlin in L1A or email him on s.shovlin@lc.leics.sch.uk.

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