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Here's the notes I used for my A level English exams last year:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hp...spSw2vi_gx0Dg4

If you guys want any more notes just pm me or reply here

Good luck to those sitting their A level exams 💙
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Here's the notes I used for my A level English exams last year:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hp...spSw2vi_gx0Dg4

If you guys want any more notes just pm me or reply here

Good luck to those sitting their A level exams 💙
Thank you so much! I was just wondering whether you have an example of what an A* answer looks like for meanings and representations questions? I looked at the sample answers on the AQA website but they were quite low-level answers.
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Here's the notes I used for my A level English exams last year:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hp...spSw2vi_gx0Dg4

If you guys want any more notes just pm me or reply here

Good luck to those sitting their A level exams 💙
Hey do u have notes for literacy for Child language too so reading and writing? Really hope a speaking one comes ip as one of the choices x
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Thank you so much! I was just wondering whether you have an example of what an A* answer looks like for meanings and representations questions? I looked at the sample answers on the AQA website but they were quite low-level answers.
Hi, I'll check if I have some, not sure if they're A* but I might have some A/B model answers. If I don't have any, I'll look online and get back to you.
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Hey do u have notes for literacy for Child language too so reading and writing? Really hope a speaking one comes ip as one of the choices x
Hi, for Child language acquisition, in my exam we had to read transcripts of children's speech so I don't have any notes on the reading and writing part. I do have some on speech/speaking here https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...Atvmzwn9K9AiEN
I'll look for some online and see if there's any notes on reading and writing.
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Hey do u have notes for literacy for Child language too so reading and writing? Really hope a speaking one comes ip as one of the choices x
There's a A* notes doc here from getrevising on Child language acquisition, you need to create an account to access it but it's free
https://getrevising.co.uk/resources/...ition_a_notes2

There's some model answers here, Student responses with examiner commentary
https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...-77021-CEX.PDF

More notes on child language acquisition
https://revisionworld.com/a2-level-l...ge-acquisition

Summary document of Child language acquisition (you have to pay to view the whole document, but you can still see some of it)
https://www.stuvia.co.uk/doc/540514/...er-1-section-b
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Is there definitely going to be an option between the literacy and the speech question in CLA????
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Is there definitely going to be an option between the literacy and the speech question in CLA????
Yes, definitely. Why wouldn't there be? AQA have said that the modes will always be different. The fact that your teacher hasn't told you this is astonishing.
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Hey guys, which other notes do you need adding to the folder? I realised I haven't added any notes for these topics:

  • Language and age
  • Language and ethnicity
  • Occupational language
so If you want me to add these let me know

Good luck in your exams! 💙
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Hey guys, which other notes do you need adding to the folder? I realised I haven't added any notes for these topics:

  • Language and age
  • Language and ethnicity
  • Occupational language
so If you want me to add these let me know

Good luck in your exams! 💙
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Hi guys, I don't have my old laptop atm, but I've found some online notes here that you can use

A sample answer on language change here

https://revisionworld.com/a2-level-l...stions-answers

Quizlet Language and age theorists flashcards:

https://quizlet.com/gb/209856058/aqa...s-flash-cards/

Language and occupation notes
http://www.universalteacher.org.uk/lang/occupation.htm

Occupational language notes:

https://getrevising.co.uk/revision-n...tion-section-a

Language diversity and change - Gender, Class, Occupation, Region, Age, Power
https://getrevising.co.uk/resources/...gion-age-power

Language and ethnicity mindmap:
https://getrevising.co.uk/diagrams/e...ty-and-lanuage

Language and ethnicity notes:
https://getrevising.co.uk/revision-n...-and-ethnicity

Language and ethnicity flashcards:
https://quizlet.com/135725883/as-eng...s-flash-cards/
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Yes please!
I've added some to the thread now!
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Past papers (including last year's!)

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/engl...ment-resources

https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/all-past...e-past-papers/

Here's AQA's guide to answering questions:

https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...ING-PAPERS.PDF

Paper 1 - Sample answers with the examiner's commentary

https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...-77021-CEX.PDF

Paper 2 - Sample answers with the examiner's commentary

https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...-77022-CEX.PDF
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Some revision tips:


  • Start your revision early - so for example, for those who are taking their A level exams now, it's best to have started your revision in the Easter holidays (so around 3 months before the exams).
  • Create a realistic revision timetable - make sure to make one that you're actually going to stick to, with enough breaks in between your revision periods and leave slots free for when you have to run errands, work, breakfast, lunch, dinner etc
  • Use past papers - these are the most useful resources for revision because then you get an idea of what your real exams will actually be like. Plus it's the closest you get to taking your mocks/real exams and you can practice them at home or in the library in timed conditions (like the actual exam).
  • Use flashcards - they're good for when it's getting closer to the exam, so a few days before and on the day of the exam so you can just read them for last minute revision.
  • Always ask for help - ask your teacher if you're struggling with a question, a topic or anything related to your subject since that's what they're there for, to help their students get the best results possible. Also, ask them to mark your answers to past papers, this is the best feedback for you since they're sort of like examiners themselves (they mark answers) and you can then see what your strengths and weaknesses are and how to improve. Ask your family/friends to test you on topics/questions you're struggling with on the morning of the exams (with flashcards).


If anyone needs any more notes or stuff for A levels feel free to PM me.
Good luck to everyone who's sitting/sat their exams
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Thank you so much! I was just wondering whether you have an example of what an A* answer looks like for meanings and representations questions? I looked at the sample answers on the AQA website but they were quite low-level answers.
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Here's the notes I used for my A level English exams last year:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hp...spSw2vi_gx0Dg4

If you guys want any more notes just pm me or reply here

Good luck to those sitting their A level exams 💙
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Hey pls can someone reply fast- is the child language paper will there be a choice between written and spoken?? So could I get away with only revising spoken?? Pls help as my mock is tomorrow and I’ve only revised spoken language x
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Hey pls can someone reply fast- is the child language paper will there be a choice between written and spoken?? So could I get away with only revising spoken?? Pls help as my mock is tomorrow and I’ve only revised spoken language x
Yes my school only taught spoken
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Yes my school only taught spoken
Okay good tysm spoken is sm easier swear x
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Hey pls can someone reply fast- is the child language paper will there be a choice between written and spoken?? So could I get away with only revising spoken?? Pls help as my mock is tomorrow and I’ve only revised spoken language x
My teacher, an actual examiner who's spoken with the chief examiner may a time in the past, has strongly advised against revising only one side of CLD. The impacts of a ‘spoken ’question that includes qualities of literacy or one disproportionately more difficult than the literacy question may be grade-changing. She used to teach in a sixth form that only taught spoken and was baffled at it.
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My teacher, an actual examiner who's spoken with the chief examiner may a time in the past, has strongly advised revising only one side of CLD. The impacts of a question that includes qualities of literacy or one disproportionately more difficult than the literacy question may be grade-changing. She used to teach in a sixth form that only taught spoken and was baffled at it.
I don’t understand what you mean could u explain again x
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