AQA GCSE English Language 8700 - Paper 2 - 07th June 2019

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AQA GCSE English Language 8700 - Paper 2 - 07th June

Exam technique, night before breakdowns and discussion regarding this exam... It's all here :gthumb: Feel free to add resources to the thread as well as anything that may be helpful to others :smartass:

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  • 8700/2 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives 1h 45m 07 June 2019 am
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The official specification: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...00-SP-2015.PDF
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Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives
What's assessed
Section A: Reading
-one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text
Section B: Writing
-writing to present a viewpoint


Specimen and past papers
https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/engl...ment-resources
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English Language Paper 1 tip

To reduce any stress that may be caused in the exam, or any time being taken, try and write your own story at home on paper or on a computer the night before the exam. It doesn't have to be based on anything in particular. Try and remember any good techniques you used. Then once you're in the exam, write up the story you tried at home. Try and morph this story a little bit so that it connects to your pictures.

Remember the picture is there as a guideline. It doesn't have to be the main focus of the story. It just helps with plotting.

This helps with timing and stress since you have a rough baseline on what your story is going to be already. Hope this helps! I've been getting 8s in English Lit and Language at the moment and this has been really helping for paper one language.
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English Language Paper 1 tip

To reduce any stress that may be caused in the exam, or any time being taken, try and write your own story at home on paper or on a computer the night before the exam. It doesn't have to be based on anything in particular. Try and remember any good techniques you used. Then once you're in the exam, write up the story you tried at home. Try and morph this story a little bit so that it connects to your pictures.

Remember the picture is there as a guideline. It doesn't have to be the main focus of the story. It just helps with plotting.

This helps with timing and stress since you have a rough baseline on what your story is going to be already. Hope this helps! I've been getting 8s in English Lit and Language at the moment and this has been really helping for paper one language.
Fab tip thanks! :gah:
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Is there anyone else who will be taking their English exam on June 4 and 7???
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Is there anyone else who will be taking their English exam on June 4 and 7???
There are some on my thread for Edexcel: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...4#post82645564.
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Hi, i really need some help with english language. I literally have no creativity at all to think of anything, like when they give the picture all i can think to do is describe it and I’m pretty sure that won’t give me high marks. I just don’t know what to do about thinking of stuff...
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I've written a descriptive piece and memorised it, I did my mock paper 1 and when I saw the picture I tried to make a story about it and then I just weaved my descriptive piece into it. When I got my mock paper back I got really good results, most of my marks came from my question 5. I missed question 2 and 3 because I ran out of time cause I started my question 5 first and 1 and then 4.
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Are you doing aqa? I'm doing aqa.
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I'm so stupid the threads about aqa English!! Of course ur going to be doing aqa.
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Are you doing aqa? I'm doing aqa.
But if you write a piece now how do you plan on adapting it to the question they ask. Like the story might have nothing to do with the question. Oooh well done! yeah time management is a big issue :/ even though the paper is so long.
Ahaha yeahh i do aqa
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I don't think a story is the way to describe it. I got a picture of a man and I just made up that he was somewhere and then I just made him leave and start walking home and then I inserted my descriptive piece I memorised in. The thing is you have to make your descriptive piece flow. A story is different. You can be a hundred percent sure that your story is going to fit in with the picture you get. So I've stayed in the safe side and just wrote a piece, perfected it and then just memorised it.
Btw how is your paper 2 going? I've not done my mock yet my it needs to be handed it before Monday. The only reason I'm not confident yet to do it is because of question 5. Question 5 is putting me off from doing my mock. But I'm practicing how to do an essay, letter, speech, article all of those if they do pop up.
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(Original post by Houriya)
I don't think a story is the way to describe it. I got a picture of a man and I just made up that he was somewhere and then I just made him leave and start walking home and then I inserted my descriptive piece I memorised in. The thing is you have to make your descriptive piece flow. A story is different. You can be a hundred percent sure that your story is going to fit in with the picture you get. So I've stayed in the safe side and just wrote a piece, perfected it and then just memorised it.
Btw how is your paper 2 going? I've not done my mock yet my it needs to be handed it before Monday. The only reason I'm not confident yet to do it is because of question 5. Question 5 is putting me off from doing my mock. But I'm practicing how to do an essay, letter, speech, article all of those if they do pop up.
I’m so confused now 😂. what’s the difference between a descriptive piece and a story. I don’t have a teacher for english so I’ve not practice anything at all. I literally don’t know how to answer anything in english language and I’m so worried
Are you doing last years paper for your mock?
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I'm doing online English so I have a tutor, but to be honest with you my tutor is crap. The only thing he does is give us videos and then gives us feedback on what we've done. This online English that I'm doing is hard so For paper 1 my mum helped me and paper 2 I'm doing all by myself.
A story is a story you read in a book and descriptive writing is you describing but not telling what is happening. I don't know which mock paper was given.
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Hey bro, I prefer for creativity to Play story games, read books and watch movies. which will help a lot, in mocks I wrote a game called Uncharted 3 I wrote the whole story which made me reach grade 7 and I grabbed lots of marks from Q5 P1. I played that game 5 years ago on PS3. The story was very interesting.
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So you basically just summarised the full PlayStation game in your own Words. That's it. Anyone can do that. But remember, this is an English exam. It needs to be interesting for the examiner to like, and it needs to have all the punctuation and all that. In question 5 ur given a picture to write about in which you can either write a story about it or do a descriptive piece with it. I feel that a story is too much. It's difficult to end a story. I prefer descriptive because you can describe different things for example, in the distance... or across the street. But, hey, whatever works for you, you do that. At the end of the day we are all doing it for ourself and we all just want to pass. Best of luck to all those doing the exam, me included, this Tuesday!
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Im scared to do reverse order tommorow
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Im scared to do reverse order tommorow
I confused. What reverse order?
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Is there anyone else who will be taking their English exam on June 4 and 7???
yeah me! This year went so fast, how is it already June??
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I confused. What reverse order?
I think means starting with Q5 and working backwards?!
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How did you all find it?
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