GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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GCSE ENGLISH
LANGUAGE
UNIT 2 EXAM REVISION
 Can you identify and define different types of non-fiction text?
 Can you identify the purpose of a given text?
 Can you identify the target audience of a given text?
 Can you describe the tone of a given text, and track if/how it changes?
 Can you understand what the subject matter of the given texts is?
 Can you locate specific information within the given texts?
 Can you infer what the writer’s thoughts and feelings are in the given texts?
 Can you analyse how writers use language to suit their audience and purpose?
 Can you analyse how writers use presentational devices to suit their audience and purpose?
 Can you compare two different texts to find valid similarities and differences?
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Read both texts and all the questions once in full before even picking up a pen – up to 15 minutes
Highlight or underline the key details in each actual question
Before answering each question, re-read the relevant section of text again – this time highlight and annotate
Look at the marks available for each question and divide your time accordingly – roughly 1.5 minutes per mark
Stick to the focus of the question – identify exactly what you are being asked to do
If questions contain suggested bullet points, follow them
Only list answers if the question asks you to, and don’t list more than required
Always use your own words – don’t copy the text unless quoting
Use quotes from the text wherever possible to help evidence/justify your points
When comparing 2 texts, make it clear which text you are talking about – use the titles or authors’ names
Leave time at the end of Section A to read over and check your answers
MOOD
MEMORY
CLARITY
Pictures
Colours
Fonts
Quotes
Emoticons
Headlines/Headings
Bold text
Italics
Underlining
Bullet points
Diagrams and maps
Illustrations
Headlines/Headings
Paragraphs
Text boxes
Columns
Other layout aspects
Bullet points
Bold or italic text
Captions with images
Personal address
Imperatives
Contrast
Superlatives
Alliteration
Persona pronouns
Exaggeration
Anecdotes
Rhetorical questions
Flattery
Opinion as fact
Repetition
Emotive language
Statistics
Triples

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