She brushed bits of damp, earth away, marveling at the subtle contours of the cranium. She dropped to her knees and groped in the moist dark earth and lifted something If you want to write about sentence length or type, you can do so with safety here (although I’m not sure it’s necessary – and it’s certainly not compulsory!). It, was awkward work and her soft hands ached after only minutes, so she returned to, the garage to fetch gardening gloves-these too covered in cobwebs and dust, and, stiffened with dirt.
Plus, It’s a big extract to deal with and there are a variety of different types of questions that we’ve seen so far. AQA Paper 1 (8700) You can find all AQA English Language GCSE (8700) Paper 1 past papers and mark schemes below: Specimen MS - Paper 1 AQA English Language GCSE Focus this part of your answer on the second half of the source from line 23 to the end. Next time, I’ll take you through an 8 mark answer, a 13 mark answer and a 20 mark answer so that you can see what they look like, and how you move from one to another.
She spaded, and raked. This course costs £12 (including VAT in the UK) Everything you need to know about the AQA English Language GCSE 'Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing' exam.
At last, covered in sweat, her hands shaking, the woman struck something solid. A reader said, ‘This part of the story, where the woman uncovers the skull, is very mysterious, and it sounds as if she is compelled to continue digging’. Today, it’s all about looking at how to improve your answer using examples with 8 marks, … ( Log Out / If it is, you’re either over-answering Q2 and 3 or you’re under-answering Q4. Why this approach helps you get a level 4 is in two ways. This course gives you a question by question breakdown of the exam, plus high level example answers.
Everything you need to know about the AQA English Language GCSE 'Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing' exam. This is probably harder than the question (and the text!) Really, we don’t care less if you agree, if you disagree, if you are making a balanced argument. Highlight key words and identify if you’ve more than one part of the question that you need to refer to, Use as many colours as you have key words, finding evidence and colour-coding as you go, Use broad brushstrokes and underline everything that may be useful, Aim to have anywhere between 5 and 15 quotes but don’t worry too much if you are such a sniper that you start with 3 or such a scattergun shooter that you end up with 20, Start to identify the main things the writer is doing in your plan, or summarise the main things that are happening. “I’m, here, now.” She grunted as she pushed the shovel into the earth, urging it downward, She dug. The mewing sound, the scratching — it seemed to be issuing from the very bottom of the garden, close by a stained concrete drainage ditch that marked the end of the property. Pingback: Sample essays for AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Question 4 | Teaching English, Pingback: AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Question 5 | Teaching English, Pingback: Advice and Guidance for planning Paper 1 Question 5 Descriptive writing | Teaching English, Pingback: Advice and Guidance for planning GCSE English Paper 1 Question 5: Narrative writing | Teaching English, Pingback: How to answer Paper 1 Question 4 for AQA English Language GCSE 8700 | Teaching English. She brushed bits of damp Over 4 Hours of Lessons and Support Material.
been buried here, it must have been decades ago, on her family’s property? skeleton than a dozen or so random bones. Chips and shards of aged, brick, glass, stones were uncovered, striking the shovel. scratched, clawed, for release! It gives you a statement and asks you to find evidence to support (or disprove) the statement, giving your opinions. Unnamed, For several fevered hours the woman dug deeper into the earth. What small, graceful fingers! Then I’ve got some nice language and structural features I can comment on in both strands.
Over 4 Hours of Lessons and Support Material, This course costs £12 (including VAT in the UK). I have a great track record of boosting students’ grades very quickly, simply because I help students to become self-critical; to understand what’s good and bad about their work. I have taught English online since 2011, and have worked as a full time private tutor and teacher for over 4 years. I am also an approved AQA examiner, qualified to mark papers in GCSE and A Level Language and Literature. Even so, a narrowing down is important.
She set She spaded and raked.’ and ‘deepening and broadening’ the hole until she ends up ‘panting’ and her activity is described as ‘fevered’. “I’m
– a faint mewing cry followed by a, muffled scratching, as of something being raked by nails, or claws.
Chips and shards of aged brick, glass, stones were uncovered, striking the shovel. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. had a child been buried here, it must have been decades ago, on her family’s property? Personally, I like to run quotes together and focus on a couple of words in each groups so this selection works for me. Firstly, going from broad brushstrokes to narrowing in helps to stop the ‘scattergun’ effect where you just pick out hundreds of target quotes and there is no real sense that you have evaluated them or appraised their value. Out of the old garage, that had once been a stable, the woman got a shovel, a It’s asking you to respond to a statement, find evidence to support or contradict that statement, and then explain what the writer is up to. We would never want you to be unhappy! Am I missing something? It’s not perfect but you have seriously no idea how hard it is to find things that work perfectly. She discovered a number of scattered, bones — a slender forearm, curving ribs, part of a hand, fingers — these too, parchment-colored, child-sized. So you can see how this ensures I’m going to be answering both bits of the question and that I have more than enough to say.
* evaluate how the writer creates a sense of mystery Change ). She dug.
had a child. First, it will specify a part of the text for you to focus on. Two on why she seems compelled. It shouldn’t be the same length as Q2 or Q3. ( Log Out / For Question 2, you were really looking for 4 – 6 quotes to give you enough to write about. For several fevered hours the woman dug deeper into the earth. ( Log Out / muffled scratching, as of something being raked by nails, or claws. Two on mystery. I just wanted to stop a minute and remind you that you can really see here that I’m not thinking whether I agree or not with the statement. It suggests it should be an argument, but really it’s just a way to get you to respond to the statement.
This is a pack of 5 sample papers I have made for the new (9-1) AQA English Language GCSE Paper 1. spade, a rake, these implements festooned in cobwebs and dust, and began to dig. More importantly, what you say should be absolutely rooted in the the text, and this approach helps you do that. Not a hair remained. here, now.” She grunted as she pushed the shovel into the earth, urging it downward with her weight, her foot. What I do then is I begin to shift these into my plan. – She must trace the sound to its origin. – a faint mewing cry followed by a A kind of knowledge passed between her and these eyes yet she did not know: was this a child’s skull? A kind of knowledge passed, between her and these eyes yet she did not know: was this a child’s skull? * Monthly subscription costs £18 including VAT in the UK. She set. wild mustard, tall grasses, in the area out of which the cry had emanated; she The perfectly formed jaws, the slope of the cheekbones! As soon as she listened for it, Out of the old garage, that had once been a stable, the woman got a shovel, a, spade, a rake, these implements festooned in cobwebs and dust, and began to dig.