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An A Level Guide to Context »

Steve Campsall | Friday January 12, 2018

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Contextual Research, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Literature, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Language, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Generic Skills, AQA A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Generic Skills, WJEC A Level Skills Resources

Teacher’s Note

Below is an EnglishEdu Student Guide that will, hopefully, help your own students to a deeper and useful understanding of the key idea of context. Many students struggle with this concept which, along with purpose, audience and genre must surely rank as one of the four key aspects of all texts; indeed, it could be argued that, along with the individual writer or speaker of a text, context is the main aspect of central concern as, from...

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AQA A Level ENGB2: Language and Gender Analysing The Apprentice »

Sarah Battams | Monday March 31, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Gender, Gender Resources, Transcribed Conversations, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB2, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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This guide provides a close analysis of a transcript from the TV series The Apprentice. Although this is a part of AQA ENGB1, the gendered aspect of language is a key part of most examination board syllabuses. This guide, therefore, will prove useful not only to teachers of AQA /B’ but also AQA ‘A’, WJEC, OCR and Edexcel.

Context

The Apprentice is a BBC reality TV programme in which a group of candidates compete to win...

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A Student Guide to A Level English Language ‘Text Analysis’ »

Steve Campsall | Wednesday January 22, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Lexical Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Textual Analysis, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F672, F674, OCR A Level English Language, F652, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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This guide is intended to help you learn or revise for your English Language A level course. In writing it, I’ve tried to tackle the analysis of language and texts in a particularly straightforward way in the hope that it will appeal especially to you if you are feeling a bit ‘lost’ by this often complex subject, one that can so very easily, for many students, seem more different from English at GCSE than they ever...

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A Level English Language ENGA3 Revision Guide »

bethk | Monday May 13, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Language Change & Variation, An Introduction to Language Change & Variation, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


A Level English Language ENGA1 Revision Guide »

bethk | Saturday May 11, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


AS English Language Guide | An Introduction to Linguistic Methods »

Sarah Battams | Tuesday April 09, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Linguistic Analysis, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA2, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Language, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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1. ‘Burt’s Chips’ Textual Analysis PowerPoint

2. Notes to Accompany ‘Burt’s Chips’ PowerPoint

The PowerPoint and ideas contained in these notes have been used successfully to introduce students to the linguistic methods or “frameworks” needed as a part of the AQA English Language course; however, the ideas contained here and in the PowerPoint are easily adaptable and entirely applicable to other A Level language courses as well...

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A Level English Linguistic Lesson Starters »

bethk | Monday March 11, 2013

Categories: Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters, Writing, Linguistic Analysis, Speech Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, Gender, Gender Resources, Spoken English, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA2, ENGA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB1, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language, LG2, LG3, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level


AQA A ENGA3 & ENGA4 Language Change within Language Explorations Guide »

alanedusites | Monday April 30, 2012

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA3, ENGA4, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Language Change & Variation, An Introduction to Language Change & Variation, Linguistics Theory & Study, Linguistic Theory, Writing, Analytical Writing, Linguistic Analysis

Click on the link below to download Alan Thomas’s AQA A ENGA3 / ENGA4 Language Change within Language Explorations Guide.

Language Change within Language Explorations Guide.docx

This 110-page editable guide, written by a very experienced A Level English Language teacher, should prove helpful. It’s in Word (.docx) format, if you can only open Word (.doc) format files use the link below to convert it.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel,...

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Language Interventions Student Guide Part 1 English Language AQA A ENGA4 »

Dan Clayton | Monday June 20, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Associated Resources

This is a student guide to the AQA A spec coursework element, the ‘Language Intervention’. This is one part of your A2 coursework and makes up half of the total marks for the ENGA4 unit (i.e. 20% of your total marks at A2 or 10% of you’re A level).

The AQA specification describes the unit as follows:

“The ‘Language Intervention’ coursework task is designed to allow...

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A Guide to Conversational Analysis »

bethk | Sunday January 30, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Conversational Analysis, A Guide to Conversational Analysis, Transcribed Conversations, Transcripts Pack, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA4, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, ENGB4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, F672, F673, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL1, LL3, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

Associated Resources

This guide is intended to support teachers preparing students for tasks involving the analysis of transcribed conversation at AS and A2 level, although teachers of the new GCSE unit on Spoken Language may also find some helpful information here, especially in the “Key Issues” section.  Just don’t get carried away with the technical terms or theories at this level!

The advice...

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Transcripts Pack »

bethk | Sunday January 30, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Transcribed Conversations, Transcripts Pack, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA4, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, ENGB4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, F672, F673, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL1, LL3, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4

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Introduction

This collection of transcripts has been produced with A Level Language and combined Language and Literature teaching in mind, although some of the transcripts may also be suitable for use with the new Spoken Language GCSE unit.

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AQA A ENGA3 Language Change »

alanedusites | Thursday January 20, 2011

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA3, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Language Change & Variation, An Introduction to Language Change & Variation

Click on the link below to download Alan Thomas’s AQA A ENGA3 Language Change Guide.

ENGA3 Language Change.pdf

This 46-page guide, written by a very experienced A Level English Language teacher, should prove very helpful.

 




Revision for AS English Language ENGA1/ENGA2 »

bethk | Thursday January 13, 2011

Categories: AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA2, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


ENGA1 Eng Language Mode »

bethk | Wednesday January 12, 2011

Categories: AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Click on the link below to download the resource.

ENGA1 Mode Task 1.doc
ENGA1 Mode Task 2.doc




ENGA1 Child Language Revision »

bethk | Wednesday January 12, 2011

Categories: Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


Eng Lang Variation Research Task »

bethk | Wednesday January 12, 2011

Categories: AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA2, ENGA3, ENGA4

Click on the link below to download the resource.

Eng Lang Variation Research Task.doc




Economist Debates: Language Shapes How We Think »

Dan Clayton | Monday December 13, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Language

There’s an interesting debate at The Economist.

http://www.economist.com/debate/debates/overview/190

Definitely good for people teaching the A spec (ENGA2 or ENGA3) and anyone interested in seeing a style model for a debate on a language topic.




Guide to A Level Language Investigations »

bethk | Wednesday November 17, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Language Investigations, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA4, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB4, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN04, WJEC A Level English Language, LG3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, WJEC A Level

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Language Investigations

This is a guide to preparing students for the various ‘Investigations in English Language’ units that form part of many A Level English Language courses. It has been written to cover the A2 coursework requirements for the following examination boards:

AQA ‘A’ | AQA ‘B’ | Edexcel | WJEC
  • The basic requirements for the investigation are broadly similar across all boards but where needed, specific advice for a particular exam...
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Teacher’s Guide to ENGA3 - Language Explorations »

bethk | Monday September 06, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA3

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This guide is for the examined part of AQA English Language A2 A: ENGA3, entitled “Language Explorations”.

It has a far broader scope than the previous year’s AS paper, requiring students to look far beyond their own linguistic experiences in the study of three topics:

  • Language Change

- specifically,

changes in the English Languag

e since 1600.

  • Language Variation

- specifically,

differences in the usage

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ENGA1 Seeing Through Language »

bethk | Tuesday August 17, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1

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This guide is for teaching ENGA1, the examined unit for the AQA ‘A’ English Language AS specification.

As its title implies, the unit encourages students to look at language differently – far more analytically – than they will have done for their GCSE English work. The final two-hour exam paper tests students on two topics:

‘Language and Mode’

This is a single compulsory question based on two linked unseen texts of different ‘modes’.

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Child Language Acquisition »

Victoria Elliott | Thursday October 08, 2009

Categories: Hot Entries, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN03, OCR A Level English Language, F651, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level

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Introduction

Child Language Acquisition is one of most enjoyable and apparently accessible topics for students of English Language A level. However, because of the enthusiasm and the apparent accessibility it becomes all too easy for study of this topic to remain fairly superficial, with identification of features not brought into a coherent, logical analysis related to the bigger picture, a characteristic which is the key to the higher grades.

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