Thursday, 29 October 2015

Targets, Targets and more Targets


One of the things I have tried to do with new GCSEs is make explicit to staff and students the steps necessary for success in each part or question in the exam papers. Students have these target banks at the start of a topic and they are used for peer assessment (groan), but, more importantly, for marking. Staff are able to give students a letter and that makes it explicit what a student needs to do to get to the next stage.

They are here free for people to use, but, if for any reason, I find them on TES* or used to make money for someone, I will unleash my trained piranhas - and they are vicious! I put things on here
for free and for people to use them in their classroom.

Thanks

Xris

*This did really happen.

GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE PAPER 1

William Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet 

Question 1: Starting with this extract, explain how far you think Shakespeare presents ….                                                                                                                                                                                                             30 marks

                                                                                                                                             SPaG       4 marks

A
Identify key points about the presentation of the character / theme / setting
B
Spot techniques and language devices used in presentation
C
Use specific terminology to describe what the writer has done
D
Zoom in on specific word choices in the writing
E
Comment on how the audience should react to the text
F
Explain why the writer wants the audience to have that particular reaction at that point in the story
G
Link ideas to the time it was written in
H
Link ideas to what is happening on stage – the dramatic context
I
Comment on how this fits in to events before and after it
J
Give a clear reason to why the playwright included this particular scene
K
Make connections to other parts in the play
L
Link presentation to the play’s theme
M
Compare how presentation is consistent with other characters / themes / setting 
N
Explore how the presentation changes in the play  
O
Comment on the effectiveness of presentation – realism / believability / consistency 
P
Comment on how other people / perspectives might view the text



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Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol

Question 2: Start with this extract, write about how Dickens presents….                                                               

30 marks

A
Identify key points about the presentation of the character / theme / setting
B
Spot techniques and language devices used in presentation
C
Use specific terminology to describe what the writer has done
D
Zoom in on specific word choices in the writing
E
Comment on how the reader should react to the text
F
Explain why the writer wants the reader to have that particular reaction at that point in the story
G
Link ideas to the time it was written in
H
Link more than one technique together and how they combine for effect  
I
Comment on how this fits in to events before and after it
J
Give a clear reason to why the writer included this particular scene
K
Make connections to other parts in the text
L
Link presentation to the play’s theme
M
Compare how presentation is consistent with other characters / themes / setting 
N
Explore how the presentation changes in the text 
O
Comment on the effectiveness of presentation – realism / believability / consistency 
P
Comment on how other people / perspectives might view the text



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GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE PAPER 2

J.B. Priestley – An Inspector Calls

Question 1: Respond to an essay title                                                                                                     30 marks

                                                                                                                                                                   SPaG   4 marks

A
Identify key points about the presentation of the character / theme / setting
B
Spot techniques and language devices used in presentation
C
Use specific terminology to describe what the writer has done
D
Zoom in on specific word choices in the writing
E
Comment on how the audience should react to the text
F
Explain why the writer wants the audience to have that particular reaction at that point in the story
G
Link ideas to the time it was written in
H
Link ideas to what is happening on stage – the dramatic context
I
Comment on how this fits in to events before and after it
J
Give a clear reason to why the playwright included this particular scene
K
Make connections to other parts in the play
L
Link presentation to the play’s theme
M
Compare how presentation is consistent with other characters / themes / setting 
N
Explore how the presentation changes in the play  
O
Comment on the effectiveness of presentation – realism / believability / consistency 
P
Comment on how other people / perspectives might view the text





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Power and Conflict Poetry



Question 2: Compare how the poet presents ------- in poem 1 and in one other poem from ‘Power and Conflict’.                                                               

30 marks

A
Select quotes from the text to support your ideas
B
Use speech marks ( ‘quote’) to show you have used a quote
C
Explain what the reader is supposed to feel and why they feel that
D
Spot techniques and language devices used in presentation
E
Use specific terminology to describe what the writer has done
F
Zoom in on specific word choices in the writing
G
Explore the deeper meaning of the text – what isn’t clear from the first reading
H
Explore alternative meanings in the text
I
Evaluate the choices made by saying why the writer wrote it in this particular way
J
Link the reader / writer and writer’s choices in your writing.
K
Make connections across the text – techniques / content / ideas
L
Comment on how patterns in the text
M
Link techniques together
N
Comment on how the structure and form help create meaning
O
Explore the symbolism of the text or the wider context
P
Comment on how others might view the text



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Unseen Poetry

Question 3: How does the poet present …. in the unseen poem?                                             

24 marks



A
Select quotes from the text to support your ideas
B
Use speech marks ( ‘quote’) to show you have used a quote
C
Explain what the reader is supposed to feel and why they feel that
D
Spot techniques and language devices used in presentation
E
Use specific terminology to describe what the writer has done
F
Zoom in on specific word choices in the writing
G
Explore the deeper meaning of the text – what isn’t clear from the first reading
H
Explore alternative meanings in the text
I
Evaluate the choices made by saying why the writer wrote it in this particular way
J
Link the reader / writer and writer’s choices in your writing.
K
Make connections across the text – techniques / content / ideas
L
Comment on how patterns in the text
M
Link techniques together
N
Comment on how the structure and form help create meaning
O
Explore the symbolism of the text or the wider context
P
Comment on how others might view the text



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Unseen poem one and two

Question 4: What are the similarities and/or differences between the poets present …?                                              

30 marks



A
Select quotes from the text to support your ideas
B
Use speech marks ( ‘quote’) to show you have used a quote
C
Explain what the reader is supposed to feel and why they feel that
D
Spot techniques and language devices used in presentation
E
Use specific terminology to describe what the writer has done
F
Zoom in on specific word choices in the writing
G
Explore the deeper meaning of the text – what isn’t clear from the first reading
H
Explore alternative meanings in the text
I
Evaluate the choices made by saying why the writer wrote it in this particular way
J
Link the reader / writer and writer’s choices in your writing.
K
Make connections across the text – techniques / content / ideas
L
Comment on how patterns in the text
M
Link techniques together
N
Comment on how the structure and form help create meaning
O
Explore the symbolism of the text or the wider context
P
Comment on how others might view the text



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GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1

Question 1: List four things from text about                                                                         4 marks
A
Select four things from the text
B
Use speech marks ( ‘quote’) to show you have used a quote
C
Pick four points from different parts of the text
D
Select points that are not obvious and are implied in the text
E
Use your own words to explain a point – paraphrasing
F
Develop your explanations by reading between the lines

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Question 2: How does the writer use language to …?                                                      8 marks

A
Select quotes from the text to support your ideas
B
Use speech marks ( ‘quote’) to show you have used a quote
C
Use specific language terms – simile, metaphor, alliteration
D
Use grammar terms – verbs, nouns, nouns, adverbs, adjectives
E
Zoom in on specific words or phrases
F
Use correct words to describe the technique / word used
G
Explain what the reader is supposed to feel
H
Explain why the writer chose the technique / word
I
Explain how this word / technique links to the whole extract
J
Follow the ‘technique and effect’ sentence structure
K
Use a wider range of points – word, phrase, technique and sentence form
L
Links techniques together with a similar effect or spot patterns
M
Uses a wide number of short quotes in response
N
Use advanced terminology – passive sentence , assonance, pathetic fallacy   
O
Explores how there is more than one possible feeling / effect
P
Comment on how sentences are used for impact


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Question 3: How has the writer structured the text to…..?                                                            8 marks

A
Select quotes from the text to support your ideas
B
Use speech marks ( ‘quote’) to show you have used a quote
C
Use specific language terms – beginning, ending, climax, resolution, sentence types, linear
D
Explain how the mood / reader’s or character’s feelings changes in the extract 
E
Describe what creates that feeling in the text – content / ideas
F
Make three points based on three different parts of the text
G
Explain in your own words what the writer is trying to do with the extract
H
Comment on clear structural choices made by the writer
I
Comment on how the use of sentences / paragraphing affects the reader
J
Comment on how the beginning, middle or ending differ
K
Comment on links across the text – opening and closing link
L
Uses a wide number of short quotes in response
M
Explore how tone changes / varies across the text
N
Link two or more techniques together
O
Evaluate the effectiveness of a technique 
P
Make a reference to how the perspective changes / whole text

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Question 4: To what extent do you agree?                                                                           20 marks

A
Select quotes from the text to support your ideas
B
Use speech marks ( ‘quote’) to show you have used a quote
C
Explain if you agree or disagree with the statement.
D
Give examples from the text that support your opinion
E
Refer to the writer’s techniques / methods in your argument
F
Make at least 5 detailed points
G
Explain what the reader is supposed to feel and why they feel that
H
Explore more than one way of reading the text
I
Evaluate the choices made by saying why the writer wrote it in this particular way
J
Link the reader / writer and writer’s choices in your writing.
K
Make connections across the text – techniques / content / ideas
L
Explain what parts of the statement you agree with and what parts you disagree with
M
Comment on what other critical opinions you could say about the text
N
Explore the symbolism of the text or the wider context
O
Give examples from different parts and aspects in the text


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Question 5

Write a piece of descriptive / creative writing                                                                                     marks

A
Write in clear sentences
B
Use commas to separate parts of a sentence and for lists
C
Use punctuation marks correctly (? ! “)
D
Make sure commonly used words are spelt correctly
E
Use connectives to link sentences together
F
Use paragraphs to separate ideas
G
Make your writing suitable for the audience – formal / informal
H
Make your writing sound and look like the text is supposed to be
I
Use a range of sentence openings / lengths for effect 
J
Use a range of punctuation marks for effect
K
Use a variety of paragraph lengths for effect 
L
Make sure your writing is structured effectively – links / opening /closing
M
Develop ideas in paragraphs by using counter arguments
N
Build links across the text
O
Vary the tone of your writing across the text
P
Aim for a consistent style of writing across the text
Q
Use knowledge from other sources within your writing
R
Use humour (irony, satire or parody)



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GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 2

Question 1: Choose four statements below which are true                                                          4 marks
A
Read statements carefully and slowly
B
Find evidence from the text to prove or disprove the statement
C
Read the whole text to find evidence
D
Select four statements

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Question 2: Use details from both sources. Write a summary of similarities / differences of…
8 marks

A
Make connections between the two texts
B
Pick out four differences / similarities between the texts
C
Select key points from the texts for evidence
D
Use short quotes with inverted commas to support ideas
E
Use quotes from both texts to support ideas
F
Use your own words to describe the text
G
Explain ideas by reading between the lines – this suggests / this implies / this hints
H
Explain an idea in great detail
I
Explore the idea in greater detail by giving more than one possible reason
J
Use phrases like whereas, similarly, in contrast, on the other hand  
K
Compare texts within a paragraph
L
Summarise the whole text’s perspective
M
Make connections and links within a whole text
N
Make original points which are not obvious and predictable
O
Comment in why there are different perspectives
P
Make a connection to the wider world in your explanation


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Question 3: How does _____ use language to ……?                                                                          12 marks

A
Select quotes from the text to support your ideas
B
Use speech marks ( ‘quote’) to show you have used a quote
C
Use specific language terms – simile, metaphor, alliteration
D
Use grammar terms – verbs, nouns, nouns, adverbs, adjectives
E
Zoom in on specific words or phrases
F
Use correct words to describe the technique / word used
G
Comment on what the technique suggests / hints / implies about the person
H
Explain why the writer chose the technique / word
I
Explain how this word / technique links to the whole extract
J
Follow the ‘technique and effect’ sentence structure
K
Use a wider range of points – word, phrase, technique and sentence form
L
Links techniques together with a similar effect or spot patterns
M
Uses a wide number of short quotes in response
N
Use advanced terminology – passive sentence , assonance, pathetic fallacy   
O
Explores how there is more than one possible feeling / effect
P
Comments on how sentences are used for impact
Q
Make a connection across the whole text

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Question 4: Compare how the two writer convey their different attitudes to …                  16 marks

A
Select quotes from the text to support your ideas
B
Use speech marks ( ‘quote’) to show you have used a quote
C
Spot the different perspectives / ideas on the topic
D
Explain the different perspectives 
E
Comment on how the two perspectives differ
F
Comment on how the text is written
G
Link an idea / perspective to how the text is written
H
Compare how the two texts are written differently
I
Use quotes from different parts of the text
J
Compare the two texts within a paragraph
K
Link different parts of the text together to prove a point
L
Link different writing techniques together to show a perspective  - humour and exaggeration
M
Comment on how the perspective changes in a text
N
Offer subtle and original ideas that are only found after several readings of the text
O
Comment on how the context for writing influences the writing methods and perspective used

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Question 5

Write a piece of non-fiction writing explaining a point of view                                                     40 marks

A
Write in clear sentences
B
Use commas to separate parts of a sentence and for lists
C
Use punctuation marks correctly (? ! “)
D
Make sure commonly used words are spelt correctly
E
Use connectives to link sentences together
F
Use paragraphs to separate ideas
G
Make your writing suitable for the audience – formal / informal
H
Make your writing sound and look like the text is supposed to be
I
Use a range of sentence openings / lengths for effect 
J
Use a range of punctuation marks for effect
K
Use a variety of paragraph lengths for effect 
L
Make sure your writing is structured effectively – links / opening /closing
M
Develop ideas in paragraphs by using counter arguments
N
Build links across the text
O
Vary the tone of your writing across the text
P
Aim for a consistent style of writing across the text
Q
Use knowledge from other sources within your writing
R
Use humour (irony, satire or parody)



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3 comments:

  1. Loveliteracyvic23 May 2016 at 01:12

    Thank you for this! It will be a really useful springboard for teachers getting their heads round the new spec as much as the students...

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  2. I have adapted these for EdExcel and use them CONSTANTLY. You are a lifesaver - thank you so much!

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  3. This is going to save me, and everyone else who downloads this, lots of work. Much apprecoated

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