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How to Revise for English ENGLISH AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSES Our Focus To understand the skills that the Unit 1 exam is assessing To have a range of revision strategies to help prepare students for the exam This session is about the English or English Language exam, not Literature. GCSE Changes Speaking and Listening no longer contributes towards final grade. Controlled assessment folder = 40% Unit 1 Summer exam = 60% English language вЂ“ CA folder complete English вЂ“ CA has one more task Unit 1 Exam Same for English and English Language GCSEs. Two tiers: Foundation and Higher Foundation (C-G grades) Higher (A*-D grades) Importance of mock exams Unit 1 Exam Unit 1: Understanding and Producing Written Texts 2 hours 15 mins (15 mins reading time) 2 Sections: Reading and Writing Focus on non-fiction texts Section A: Reading A variety of questions on a number of unseen nonfiction texts (newspaper articles, autobiographies, advertisements, internet documents...) At higher tier вЂ“ 4 questions on 3 texts At foundation tier вЂ“ 5 shorter questions on 3 shorter texts. The Skills To retrieve important information To support ideas through references and quotations To interpret and read between the lines Each question assesses a different skill and so it becomes a question of demonstrating those skills in the right place. Questions: Higher 1) What do you learn about... from Source 1? (8 marks) 2) Comment on how the headline and the picture in Source 2 are used for effect and how they link to the text. (8 marks) 3) What thoughts and feelings does ... demonstrate in Source 3? (8 marks) 4) Compare the ways in which language is used for effect in Source 3 and Source 1 or 2. (16 marks) Revision Practise! Practise! Practise! www.aqa.org.uk www.bbc.co.uk/news Timed responses Flash cards with skills needed in each question Quick 5 minute plans for question 4 Create a revision guides Create a scrap book of non-fiction texts Practise looking for hidden meaning in pictures and texts Practise summarising information for other people Mark other studentsвЂ™ work вЂ“ work with others to produce answers Section B: Writing Two tasks: 1) Writing to inform, explain or describe (16 marks) Blogs, informative articles, letters, short stories, reviews, interviews... 1) Writing to argue or persuade (24 marks) Speeches, articles, letters, reviews... The Skills Writing to suit purpose and audience Writing to suit genre Appropriate and well chosen vocabulary Accurate paragraphing Varied sentence structure Accurate spelling Accurate punctuation Revision Practise! Practise! Practise! Spelling tests/competitions Punctuation tests Mnemonics for different purposes (e.g. AFOREST for persuade and argue) Reproducing the same text into different styles Synonym flash cards 5 minute plans Proof reading exercises Maintaining formal expression Practise constructing arguments and giving a variety of reasons Paragraphing exercises Guides/key rules to producing articles, letters, blogs... Useful Websites www.englishbiz.co.uk www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse www.geoffbarton.co.uk/student-resources.php www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/oxforddictionaries-spelling-challenge www.grammar-monster.com Revision guides What you can do to help... Force them to practise вЂ“ they hate it because itвЂ™s so repetitive! Push for complex answers вЂ“ donвЂ™t settle for vague or generic explanations: вЂ�to make it stand outвЂ™ or вЂ�for effectвЂ™. DonвЂ™t over-focus on spelling вЂ“ yes itвЂ™s important, but vocabulary and style are more so. Any Questions?