FINAL COUNTDOWN MOCK EXAMINATIONS DECEMBER 2014 Why? • • • • • Clear and accurate picture Follow up actions Shape individual support Practise Unforeseen Circumstances! You’ve been going to school for nearly 11 Years. That’s a long time. All your exams are over and done in around 2 weeks time. That’s not a long time. Day Date Sunday 30th November Time Revision Details Today I will Revise: 9.00 Monday Exam 1 December English iGCSE Economics 11.15 Today I will Revise: English • 3 questions in 2 hours – 40 marks (15,10,15) • Directed Writing • Writer’s Effects • Summary Q1: Directed Writing (15) • ‘…I was terrified. I spent the night holding onto my flask ready to use it as a weapon to protect myself. I feel so lonely out here.’ • ‘…the young teen spent two terrifying nights fighting for his life, in the jungle, before rescue efforts were successful in finding him.’ WHO? WHY? HOW? – make decisions! Know the conventions Q2: Writer’s Effects (10) • ‘…scowling, he looked me in the eye and began to speak….’ • ‘…beaming he looked me in the eye and began to speak….’ • ‘…she took a turning with a handwritten sign. She had to cross a rickety, rotting footbridge over a rushing stream. Another battered sign, nailed to a tree, bore the ominous words, ambiguosly addressed: ‘Wild Big Cats – Keep Out’. Easy Marks! • • • • • • Juxtaposition Rhetorical Question Metaphor Simile Hyperbole Imagery • What strikes you? Why? Q3: Summary • Select the right part of the passage • Pick out the key parts • Turn the bullet points into full sentences and paragraphs • READ THE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY!