Past Paper Question: Kellogg's - Use your mark scheme and read what the examiner has awarded marks for. Good luck!
Download this guide or read through it. I have identified some key areas and included some hints and tips.
You should make yourself familiar with the Mark Scheme as it will indicate certain areas that you might need to improve and equally it will help you identify your strengths!
The more you familiarise yourself with the Language Devices, the stronger your response in your exam.
The Language Devices span across ALL elements of the GCSE specification.
Paper 1 - Writing - Use the devices in your WRITING about a personal experience - magazine article, letter, essay or speech.
Reading - Identify and explain the use of the devices and the effect on the reader.
Paper 2 - Functional Writing - Write using the devices and key facts and statistics to show your opinion/views on a given topic.
Reading Non-Fiction - Again, identifying and explaining the effect on the reader along with the tone of the language and the views expressed.
Follow the link in order to revise the techniques using flashcards.
You can also sit a quick test to give you an indication of how many devices you know and need to revise
Remember in this section you are being asked to complete TWO tasks.
YOU must ensure you read the question correctly.
Take your time and think about what YOU are being asked to do.
Task 2: Language question
You must focus on the language ONLY. Read the following document for the key phrases and slot in the answers that are relevant to each DVD. It is comparative which means you must identify differences and similarities and attempt to explain them.
Task 3: Presentational Devices
You must focus on the images, colour and layout of each DVD. Break your answer up into sections in the planning stages. You are still comparing so be sure to explain your answer. Look at the booklet on presentational devices which includes some key phrases what will help you write your answer.
Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance - Exam technique, like anything else, needs practice. Take time out and sit down for 45 mins and attempt a question. Then read the example answer provided.
This will help your confidence and exam technique develop over time.
Below is an example of a past paper answer. Read through it and see if you can make any improvements.
Revision is the key to success.