GCSE 2017 - AQA English language papers will be the new format.
Only one specimen paper available from AQA, can anyone suggest if any more useful CGP or Letts guides available. Any other resources!
How to best prepare the DC for the new format?
Parents, Teachers and Tutors teaching this age group please suggest and comment,
with many many thanks!
Not sure many parents realise just how tough this new AQA 9-1 Eng Lang exam is. As a parent, I do. Reason being is that I don't know one school that has confidently got to grips with its rigourous content.
The Reading Element in Paper 1 can be easily practised. It will always be a passage and the questions are always the same. Amongst copious reading, it is best to scrutinise the first page in most non fiction novels. I have the writing element of Narrative/Descriptive covered as I have a book of model essays, where my children will rote learn about 8 of them.
The Reading element in Paper 2 will be challenging but can be practised readily using some resources I have located. Again, I have the persuasive essay covered.
Use the following resources
1) Brilliant cheap kindle book and free YouTube videos:
Kindle - https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no ... s=Mr+gruff
YouTube - just google Mr Bruff YouTube
2) Keith Brindle Workbook and My Revision Notes - https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Speak ... th-Brindle