English Language Paper 2

English Language Paper 2

English Language Paper 2 AN OVERVIEW OF THE EXAM English Language specification at a glance Paper 2 - What is it all about? For section A, the focus for Paper 2 is attitudes/viewpoints/perspectives - looking at how writers have used texts to present a point of view, an argument etc.

In Section B, the writing question will ask students to then present their own point of view in a piece of writing. Assessment Objective 1 Assessment Objective Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas.

Select and synthesise evidence from different texts. Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Assessment Objective 2

Assessment Objective Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views. Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Assessment Objective 3

Assessment Objective Compare writers ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts. Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Assessment Objective 4 Assessment Objective

Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references. Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Assessment Objective 5 and 6 Assessment Objectives AO5

Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences. Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts. AO6 Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Slide 12 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Texts There will be two linked texts from different time periods which will be nonfiction and literary non-fiction.

One source will definitely be from the 19th Century. The other will be from either 20th or 21st Century. Types of Non-Fiction Texts High-quality journalism Reports Essays Travel writing

Accounts Sketches Letters Diaries Autobiography and biographical passages and other appropriate texts How the reading section is structure Qu 1 - True/False statements (4 marks) Qu 2 - Write a summary of. (8 marks)

Qu 3 - How does the writers use of language (12 marks) Qu 4 - How the writers present. (16 marks) Reading time Like Paper 1, you are allocated 15 minutes reading time. Read through both source A and B carefully. Consider the questions below as you read: What genre do the texts fit into?

What are the similarities and differences between the two texts? How do the writers use language for effect? What methods do the writers use to convey their viewpoints? Starter: Complete the spider diagram below by writing what words you associate with festivals. Festivals

Question 1 This question asks for four correct statements to be chosen from a selection of correct and incorrect statements. If you choose more than four statements, only the first four selected in the order presented will be marked. You are being marked on your ability to: - AO1: Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas.

How to Approach the Question Read the question carefully and then spend 5 minutes going through and shading off the boxes of the statements that are true, looking closely at the source. Spend 5 minutes on this question. Qu 1 A Anton is standing in water, covered in mud.

B Anton is being carried away by the current. C Glastonbury is a scene of near-total devastation. D The moorings of the tents are floating down the hillside. E The writer is shivering and caught in a thunderstorm. F Half-naked people are running after their tents. G At first, the writer was not pleased to be sent to Glastonbury.

H The writer was not surprised to find it was wet and muddy. [4 marks] Peer assessment Read through your partners work and give them a mark out 4. Qu 1 - Answers A Anton is standing in water, covered in mud. T

B Anton is being carried away by the current. F C Glastonbury is a scene of near-total devastation. T D The moorings of the tents are floating down the hillside. F E The writer is shivering and caught in a thunderstorm. F F Half-naked people are running after their tents. T G At first, the writer was not pleased to be sent to Glastonbury. T H The writer was not surprised to find it was wet and

muddy. F [4 marks] Consolidation Specimen paper 3 Read again the first part of source A, lines 1 to 14. Choose four statements below which are TRUE. Shade the boxes of the ones that you think are true Choose a maximum of four statements. A Anton is standing in water, covered in mud. T B Anton is being carried away by the current. F

C Glastonbury is a scene of near-total devastation. T D The moorings of the tents are floating down the hillside. F E The writer is shivering and caught in a thunderstorm. F F Half-naked people are running after their tents. T G At first, the writer was not pleased to be sent to Glastonbury. T H The writer was not surprised to find it was wet and muddy. F Homework

Create a 19th Century non-fiction folder. You could use the following websites to help: The Victorian Web The British Library The National Archives at Kew.

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