Exams: some words of advice

A colleague on the English Language email list wrote today:

The bullet points act as a guide to help the response be focused. Frameworks should be applied where applicable, remembering that pragmatics and grammar give a better impression of the student than graphology, but this shouldn’t exclude the more obvious frameworks from analysis.

I marked ENB6 last summer and found the better students were very keenly focused on the data and made pertinent comments about context throughout. They also didn’t stick rigidly to the frameworks, but commented where appropriate.

Which summarises, rather more elegantly than me, what I’ve been trying to get across those of you doing A2 EngLang in the run up to the exams.

The reference to how the frameworks should be used ought to be pretty familiar to those of you in other classes, too.

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3 Responses to Exams: some words of advice

  1. Charlotte says:

    Struggling with revising so think I may be coming into school next week so I shall come and find you if that’s ok. Iv been on your other website and got the slideshow etc. and I’ve been reading all my notes. Going to try some more past papers after my French exam on Thursday, and I’ll bring them in so you can have a look.

    Cheers sir

  2. Sophie says:

    hi sir….can you put up the link to frog please?

  3. Mr Heald says:

    Done it: new post.

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