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AQA AS English Language Coursework watch

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    Hi all, I hope you've had a brilliant Christmas

    Having spent the first week of the holiday finishing up with my work contract, I've now got this week to get back into school work… Oh the joys.

    Now, for English Language, I've just finished my first piece. Thankfully, the teacher has given the initial draft an A grade. I wrote an extract from an opening chapter of a crime/emotional thriller novel focused on the narrative of a missing child. I absolutely loved writing it, as I'm very enthusiastic about gritty, hard-hitting storytelling.

    Taking this into account, for my second piece, I again want to write a fictional drama piece. However, here's my problem. The two coursework pieces have to be very different in both content, audience and purpose. This disparity has to be well-represented within both the lexical and grammatical choices throughout each piece.

    Do any of you have any ideas surrounding a possible second piece I could write? Something that can act on my strengths of high emotion, dramatic writing? I'm not asking for plot lines or anything, more just an indication as to what genre of writing I could experiment within. Something different to a short story/chapter, but something that essentially focuses on the main conventions of these genres. I'm finding this really difficult, and so if anyone could help me out, I'd be very thankful. I'm desperate for an overall A on my Englisih AS coursework, as I'm awful at the exam.

    Have a great New Year

    How about doing a really dramatic speech? You could aim it at sixth formers and it could be to persuade them on something you're really passionate about?

    A scene from a playscript? You could rewrite a scene from an existing novel or short story as a play and then produce a commentary on it (giving your reasons for omitting or rewording certain things, for example).
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