Revision Material for Year 7

Year 7 and 8 revision tips for summer 2016 internal assessments

How is the exam structured?

Reading Section

  1. Read Source A lines 1-20.  Choose four statements out of a total of 8 that are TRUE.  (4 marks)
  2. Read Sources A and B.  Write a summary of the differences between the two articles.  (8 marks)
  3. You now need to refer only to Source A.  How does the writer use language to _____________?   (12 marks)
  4. Compare how the writers _________using whole of source A and source B. (16 marks)

Marked out of a total of 40 marks

 

Writing section

Writing Exam – 45 minutes

Students will be given a writing question. 

The purpose will be to argue/persuade/inform or explain.

Marked out of a total of 40 marks

 

How to structure the answers

  • Question 1 – True or False
  • Question 2 - 2 times PEECEEL (Point, evidence, explain, compare, evidence, explain, link).  
  • Question 3 – 3 times PELE (Point, evidence, language technique, explain).
  • Question 4 – 4 times PELECELE (Point, evidence, language technique, explain, compare, evidence, language technique, explain).

Tips for revision

Question 1 – Read an article write 4 true and 4 false statements and swap with a partner identifying the true facts in each other’s statements.

Question 2 – Read two articles and annotate them for what is similar and what is different. Practise writing PEECEEL paragraphs on their differences.

Question 3 – Read articles and practice annotating it for language techniques. Practise writing PELE paragraphs on the effect of the language used. Make terminology revision cards to help remember the techniques.

Question 4 – Read two articles annotating them for language techniques. Practise writing PELECELE paragraphs comparing how the language use is different or similar in both articles.

Question 5 – Practise using the AFOREST techniques, using clear discourse markers and a range of punctuation using the following questions.

  • Write an argument for or against the compulsory school leaving age being 18.
  • Write an article informing teenagers how they can live a healthier lifestyle.
  • Write an argument for or against pupils being allowed to take holidays in school time.
  • Write an argument for or against which is better exams or coursework.  

For more details, please open the Powerpoint link below.

June 2016

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6

6/6/2016

  • Year 7 and 8 Assessments (until 17/06/2016)
  • Second Half Term Begins
  • Mathematics: FSMQ Additional Maths Exam
    13:25-15:25. AFTERNOON. Duration: 2 hours.
7 8

8/6/2016

  • Mathematics: Statistics 1 Exam (Y12)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
9

9/6/2016

  • Mathematics: GCSE OCR Linear Papers 2 and 4
    8:45-10:30. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins (Foundation) / 1hr 45mins (Higher). Calculator allowed.
10 11
13

13/6/2016

  • College: Year 12 Return after AS Exams
  • Year 9: Student Achievement Interviews (until 17/06/2016)
14 15

15/6/2016

  • PSHE & Citizenship: Year 12 PSHE Day
    Please note change of date.
  • College: Year 12 UCAS Information Evening
  • Mathematics: Further Pure 1 Exam (Y12 FM)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
  • Mathematics: Pure Core 3 Exam (Y13)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
16 17

17/6/2016

  • Mathematics: Pure Core 4 Exam (Y13)
    13:25-15:25. AFTERNOON. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
18
20

20/6/2016

  • Year 10: Internal Assessments 2
    See Year 10 page for details.
    (until 24/06/2016)
21

21/6/2016

  • Mathematics: Mechanics 1 Exam (Y12 FM)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
22 23

23/6/2016

  • Gold DofE Practice Walk (until 25/06/2016)
  • Art & Design: Summer Art Exhibition
24

24/6/2016

  • Mathematics: Decision 1 Exam (Y13)
    13:25-14:55. AFTERNOON. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
  • Mathematics: Further Pure 2 Exam (Y13 FM)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins
  • Year 11: Year 11 Prom
25
27

27/6/2016

  • Information Evening for Prospective Y4/5 Parents
  • Year 6 Orientation Morning 1
    9:30-11:30.
  • Mathematics: Mechanics 2 Exam (Y13 FM)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins
28

28/6/2016

  • Year 6 Orientation Morning 2
    9:30-11:30.
29

29/6/2016

  • Mathematics: Decision 2 Exam (Y12 FM)
    8:45-10:15. MORNING. Duration: 1hr 30mins.
  • College: College Induction Days (until 30/06/2016)
30    

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