Archive | April, 2015

Revision: ‘Of Mice and Men’ for Lang/Lit students

17 Apr

 

Check out the powerpoint – it covers ‘Of Mice and Men’: where you write about it, when your exams are, and how to write about it on the two different papers (Language and Literature).

Happy birthday, old sport!

16 Apr

wave‘The Great Gatsby’ is ninety years old this year. Celebrate by reading these posts on Buzzfeed:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahgalo/happy-90th-anniversary-old-sport#.pn2rBd5zk

http://www.buzzfeed.com/krystieyandoli/the-most-beautiful-sentences-in-the-great-gatsby#.wxZj5w38R

 

Y12 Literature: Section B past paper questions

15 Apr
SECTION B: THREE TEXTS
 

Many narratives have one or more significant moments of crisis. Write about the significance of crises in the work of the three writers you have studied.

(42 marks)

 

 

How do writers use repetition to create meanings in their texts? In your answer, refer to the work of the three writers you have studied.

(42 marks)

 

 

“In narratives, what we are not told is just as important as what we are told.” Write about the significance of the gaps or of the untold stories in the narratives of the three writers you have studied.

(42 marks)

 

 

 

Write about the significance of descriptive language as it is used by each of the three writers you have studied.

(42 marks)

 

 

Writers draw upon the conventions of different genres when constructing their narratives: for example, ballads, monologues, elegies, fictive biographies, thrillers, romances. Write about the significance of generic conventions in the narratives of the three writers you have studied.

(42 marks)

 

 

A key choice writers make is how they name or refer to characters in their stories. Write about the significance of the choices writers have made in naming or referring to their characters in the three texts you have studied.

(42 marks)

 

 

 

Write about the significance of climaxes and /or anti-climaxes in the narratives of the three writers you have studied.

(42 marks)

 

 

Write about the significance of the ways speech is used in the work of the three writers you have studied.

(42 marks)

 

 

“In a narrative, there is usually a hero or heroine, a protagonist on whose fate the readers’ interest in the story principally rests.” Write about the significance of protagonists in the narratives of the three writers you have studied.

(42 marks)

 

 

Write about the significance of the ways the three writers you have studied create and use suspense in their narratives. (42 marks)

 

 

“In narratives, the hero or heroine always experiences some conflict, which affects the resolution of the story.” Write about the significance of conflict in the stories of the three writers you have studied.

(42 marks)

 

 

The time settings in which writers choose to place their stories are always significant. For example, writers might choose a particular era, specific years, seasons, months, times of day, etc. Write about the significance of time settings as they are used in the narratives of each of the three writers you have studied.

(42 marks)

 

Year 11: Overview of Language exam

15 Apr

 

Click the link below to download a practice paper for Section A: Of Mice and Men.

Section A Practice Paper