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AQA ENGB1 The Representation of Masculinity in Battlefield 4 »

Sarah Battams | Wednesday April 30, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Gender, Gender Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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This activity is primarily targeted at AQA B English Language students who are studying Language and Gender/ Power/ Technology as part of ENGB1, though it may be of interest to students following other A level and Media Studies specifications as well. The task is to consider how masculinity is represented in a script from the video game Battlefield 4. Though gender is the focus, concepts related to power and to technology are...

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A Level English Language Guide to Language Investigation »

theresasowerby | Thursday April 03, 2014

Categories: Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Comparing & Contrasting, Language Investigations, Textual Analysis, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB4, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language, F654, WJEC A Level English Language, LG3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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How to introduce the AQA English Language B A2 Investigation to enable students to handle their own chosen material with confidence.

  • This guide focuses on the second section of the AQA A2 English Language unit ENGB4. Teachers of other examination board units will, however, hopefully find the guide easily adaptable to their own requirements, for example the Language Investigation parts of WJEC Unit LG3, Edexcel Unit 4, and OCR...
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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 Level English Language Guide to AQA B ENGB1b Social Varieties »

Sarah Battams | Friday March 28, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Non-Fiction Analysis, Media Analysis, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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Social Varieties: Language & Power and Language & Gender

Power and Gender in The Office

The purpose of this activity is to consolidate the work students would have done on power and gender in preparation for ENGB1 (AQA B AS English Language). Students will need to have access to the script from episode one of series one of The Office (pp.27-32 of The Office: The Scripts) and it will also be advantageous if they watch the...

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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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An A Level Guide to Context »

Steve Campsall | Friday November 15, 2013

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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A Level English Language Guide to Gender Representation in Advertising »

Sarah Battams | Wednesday November 13, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Media & Non-Fiction, Analysing Media & Non-Fiction, Gender, Gender Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Language, WJEC A Level English Language, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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Language and Gender is one of the ‘social contexts’ examined in question 2 of unit ENGB1: Categorising Texts - but is also a topic that is a part of other exam board English Language A level units.

The AQA specification states that, ‘In preparing for this topic candidates should study how gender is represented and reproduced in the everyday texts that surround us, for example in advertising, fiction and non-fiction...

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A Study of Classroom Discourse Spoken English Scheme »

theresasowerby | Wednesday September 04, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, ENGB4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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Background

This SOW was initially used as a GCSE English Study of Spoken English Controlled Assessment task (CAT) with a set of able students. It worked very well in focusing them on an area of language that was of interest to them, encouraged them to undertake an in depth study of an area of spoken language and become familiar with the necessary terminology with which to analyse the data and reflect on their own experience of...

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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 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

Associated Resources

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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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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ENGB1 Section A: Categorising Unseen Texts »

Steve Campsall | Friday July 02, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1

When looking for ways to ‘group’ texts, subtlety is what gains marks. The choice of grouping itself gains few marks; but the discussion of the problems or subtleties of the text within its grouping gains many marks. Texts are never either ‘one thing’ or ‘another’: they lie on a continuum between the grouping’s extremes (see the EnglishEdu Guide for more on this).

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It can be argued that, at some level, all texts are persuasive: that is, they...

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ENGB3 Child Language Acquisition - Exam Revision Practice »

Steve Campsall | Friday July 02, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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A Way to Analyse A Child’s Language

  • Work out the transcript’s ‘big-picture’ – and remember that the transcript isn’t what you are analysing: it’s the original oral communication you need to be focusing on. The transcript is a mere shadow of this: you need to flesh out the scene and be there – be the participants! Try hard – it’s worth it. Use your imagination.
  • For this unit (Language Change included) start your answer with a brief...
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ENGB3 Child Language Acquisition - Tackling The Exam Transcript Using Frameworks »

Steve Campsall | Friday July 02, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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Your task when presented with any text is to dig out its subtleties. This guide offers a way to dig deep, one that can help to reveal a text’s subtlest aspects; and subtlety is what gains most marks, every time.

Analysing Children’s Language

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  • Whenever you analyse a text, your first job is to work out its ‘big-picture’. After all, the words you’ll find on the exam paper will be a pretty poor representation of the original ideas, thoughts and...
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ENGB1 Section A - Text Varieties - A Student’s Guide to Analysing and Grouping Unseen Texts »

Steve Campsall | Friday July 02, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1

Click on the link immediately below to download our Text Analysis & Grouping Grid.

ENGB1a_-_Analytical__Grouping_Texts.doc

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  • Unfortunately, it’s not possible to learn by rote a fixed set of categories into which a set of unseen texts can be ‘grouped’ – but there are some central linguistic ideas to have ready in your head to apply on the big day.
  • Whichever categories you eventually choose to use on exam day (and typically, you’ll choose four...
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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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AQA B A Level English Language ENGB1 Frameworks Grammar »

Steve Campsall | Friday July 17, 2009

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, Dictionary & Grammar, Grammar Framework, Writing, Linguistic Analysis

If there’s one ‘framework’ that has the ability to haunt both teacher and student alike, it is surely grammar. For many teachers, putting a tentative toe into the Sea of Grammar seems all-too-easily to risk slipping on a coastal shelf and floundering to seemingly bottomless and very murky depths – not waving but drowning, maybe?

This guide is the result both of a passion for grammar and several years of trying to find ways to teach it that work...

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AQA B A Level English Language ENGB1 Introduction »

Steve Campsall | Thursday July 16, 2009

Categories: Writing, Linguistic Analysis, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


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AQA English Language B – ENGB1

An Introduction

ENGB1 is the first unit of the new (2009) AQA B course; it’s a wholly examined unit worth 60% of the student’s AS mark (i.e. 30% of the A-level). It consists of two sections:

  • Section A: ‘Text Varieties’
  • Section B: ‘Language & Social Contexts’.

The introductory unit, ENGB1, needs to be viewed as far more...

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