Exam Dates • English Language Paper 1: Monday 16th May a.m. • English Language Paper2: Wednesday 18th May p.m. • English Literature: Tuesday 24th May a.m. English Language • Paper 1- response to unseen nonfiction and a piece of writing to argue, persuade or advise. • Paper 2- an essay on the poetry from different cultures and a piece of writing to inform, explain or describe. • Students have already completed 40% of the course through coursework. English Literature • One exam consisting of an essay on the Literature poetry and an essay on either ‘Of Mice and Men’ or ‘Lord of the Flies’. • Students already have completed 30% of the course through coursework. Practical ways to help your child… • Give them an article from a newspaper, preferably a broadsheet, or a leaflet. • Ask them to summarise the article for you by putting it into their own words. • Ask them to identify 3 facts and 3 opinions from the article and explain how the writer has used these facts and opinions. • Make them underline any language features used e.g. persuasive techniques or descriptive language. • Ask them to explain to you how the writer has used presentational devices. How does the advert use presentational devices to persuade people to visit McDonalds? You should write about: •The target audience of the advert; •How the message of the advert is told through the picture; •What dominant colours are used and why; •How the language fits in with the picture and the specific language features used. Revision Classes • Every Tuesday after school. There is a session for those being entered for the higher tier and those being entered for the foundation tier. • English Language revision on Tuesday 12th April 10.00am-1.30pm. • English Literature revision on Wednesday 13th April 10.00am-1.30pm. Revision Materials • Revision materials will be provided in preparation for the exams. • CGP guides on ‘Of Mice and Men’, ‘Lord of the Flies’ and the Literature Poetry are available in book shops and online. • Copies of the set texts are available to buy from the school. • Film copies of ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘Lord of the Flies’ are available online and provide accurate adaptations.