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Year 11 English Language

Advance Information for Summer 2022

Click here for information direct from the exam board regarding  the focus of the content of summer 2022 exams. Check back to this area regularly as your teacher may add further support regarding this information. 

Summer Exams

AQA

8700/1

Paper 1 – Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

AQA

8700/2

Paper 2 – Writers’ Perspectives and Viewpoints

The main support students will receive in the upcoming months is during their English lessons- these are extremely valuable and students should be putting high levels of effort into each and every one, however there are also many ways you can improve your English progress outside of lesson times. 

  • English Exam Questions  

    • If you would like to take an exam question home, please speak to your class teacher. Students are encouraged to complete a question every week as part of their independent revision and study and hand it in to be marked by English teachers. 
  • Texts and revision guides are available to purchase via Wisepay (see more information below).   

  • English language revision-  

    • Use the activities in your revision guide 
    • Read as many fiction and non-fiction texts as you can 
    • Create a bank of inspiring images to use for your creative writing 
    • Read the news and debate ideas presented by the news (use this in your transactional writing) 
    • Request exam papers and time yourself answering questions- return these to teachers to be marked. 

  

  • Revision timetables with planned in time for English  

  • Regularly re-evaluating progress-  

    • Students should be asking themselves- what is my weakest topic? What do I need to focus on? Have I made improvements on a topic? Do I now need to move on to something different? We encourage students to regularly liaise with their English teachers to have practice work marked and to identify any areas of improvement.
  • Show my Homework-  
    • Students are set a past paper to complete over the term. As students learn the skills required in lessons, they are to complete the question at home. Students are to hand in a completed paper at the end of the term to be marked by their class teachers.  

Revision guides

Available from Wisepay:

GCSE AQA English language for the grade 9-1 course: The revision guide £4.43