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English language A level

I’m really struggling on English language a level, I’m doing the OCR specification and there are barely any resources, I have been trying to learn and revise over the content we learnt but it doesn’t make sense and I don’t know what structure to write it out in. Does anyone have any tips? I don’t mind if it’s from other exam boards, i have a mock on this in a couple weeks and I’m just clueless about it despite hours of revision!
Original post by fareeda234
I’m really struggling on English language a level, I’m doing the OCR specification and there are barely any resources, I have been trying to learn and revise over the content we learnt but it doesn’t make sense and I don’t know what structure to write it out in. Does anyone have any tips? I don’t mind if it’s from other exam boards, i have a mock on this in a couple weeks and I’m just clueless about it despite hours of revision!

I do Edexcel English Language and Literature A level

There is a great deal of information. ..tucked away...and if you know where to look.

This is your OCR syllabus
https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/171195-specification-accredited-a-level-gce-english-language-h470.pdf
Refer back to this later. However the syllabus tell you what you need to know and a structure. If there something you don't understand ask your teacher or search it in google or Youtube. Academic essay question. I break down the questions it becomes the points in my essay. Title, introductive paragraph that draws from the question and explains how you are going go about it. Analytical paragraphs have one point,a quote or paraphrase from source material with three sentences of supportive by evidence.This is english so pay attention to linguistic features and incorporate them with analysis of power language, gender theories and if relevant early language acquisitions. Think about juxtapositions, audience, genre, lexis . Think about linguistic register is it high or low? Get rid of the subject personal pronoun "I". Use transition phrases instead these are 'additionally; also; moreover; furthermore; again; further; then; besides; too; similarly; correspondingly; indeed; regarding' .Write about 5 paragraphs after the introductive the conclude briefly with whats been covered are you in agreement or disagreement remember not add anything new. I notice that my fellow students sometimes make the mistake of using "i" please avoid this because it downgrades the overall quality of your English. Please use formal language and avoid casual language and contraction such as can't, don't.

Delivery Guides
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-english-language-h070-h470-from-2015/delivery-guide/delivery-guide-ladg001-topical-issues/
Go her
Glossary
https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/308613-glossary-of-terms-and-main-language-theories.pdf

A level preparation
https://www.ocr.org.uk/blog/top-tips-for-a-level-english-language-exam-preparation/

Theorist
[url= https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/412215-guide-to-theorists.pdf] https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/412215-guide-to-theorists.pdf
I would try and get the recommended textbook
https://global.oup.com/education/product/9780198352778/?region=uk

I would also have a look at past papers and mark schemes and YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RplwOz9948&list=PLX1GEw8fY7rya4MoSuBsW5xwRaxT3Xaez
English Linguistics and language modal verbs, collocation, abstract noun ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j2PUdbWQ3A&list=PLuR56zJO6C4524MvtRODv3hFrBGcCytzz

All the best,,,
Original post by Ambergris
I do Edexcel English Language and Literature A level

There is a great deal of information. ..tucked away...and if you know where to look.

This is your OCR syllabus
https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/171195-specification-accredited-a-level-gce-english-language-h470.pdf
Refer back to this later. However the syllabus tell you what you need to know and a structure. If there something you don't understand ask your teacher or search it in google or Youtube. Academic essay question. I break down the questions it becomes the points in my essay. Title, introductive paragraph that draws from the question and explains how you are going go about it. Analytical paragraphs have one point,a quote or paraphrase from source material with three sentences of supportive by evidence.This is english so pay attention to linguistic features and incorporate them with analysis of power language, gender theories and if relevant early language acquisitions. Think about juxtapositions, audience, genre, lexis . Think about linguistic register is it high or low? Get rid of the subject personal pronoun "I". Use transition phrases instead these are 'additionally; also; moreover; furthermore; again; further; then; besides; too; similarly; correspondingly; indeed; regarding' .Write about 5 paragraphs after the introductive the conclude briefly with whats been covered are you in agreement or disagreement remember not add anything new. I notice that my fellow students sometimes make the mistake of using "i" please avoid this because it downgrades the overall quality of your English. Please use formal language and avoid casual language and contraction such as can't, don't.

Delivery Guides
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-english-language-h070-h470-from-2015/delivery-guide/delivery-guide-ladg001-topical-issues/
Go her
Glossary
https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/308613-glossary-of-terms-and-main-language-theories.pdf

A level preparation
https://www.ocr.org.uk/blog/top-tips-for-a-level-english-language-exam-preparation/

Theorist
[url= https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/412215-guide-to-theorists.pdf] https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/412215-guide-to-theorists.pdf

I would try and get the recommended textbook
https://global.oup.com/education/product/9780198352778/?region=uk

I would also have a look at past papers and mark schemes and YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RplwOz9948&list=PLX1GEw8fY7rya4MoSuBsW5xwRaxT3Xaez
English Linguistics and language modal verbs, collocation, abstract noun ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j2PUdbWQ3A&list=PLuR56zJO6C4524MvtRODv3hFrBGcCytzz

All the best,,,

Thanks so much, I’ll try that ☺️

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