Aiming for A* in GCSE AQA English for Specification A

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Letts and Lonsdale, 2006 - English language - 96 pages
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A revision guide for the AQA English specification aimed at the more advanced student looking to boost his/her grade to A*. As well as the normal revision material, it explores advanced skills and techniques necessary to reach the very top.
 

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Contents

Language Terms
6
Exam Overview Paper 1 Section
8
Reading Nonfiction and Media Texts
10
What are Nonfiction and Media Texts?
11
Nonfiction and Media Questions
12
Writing Your Answer
13
Nonfiction and Media Terms
14
Purpose Audience Form and Language
15
Blessing
54
Two Scavengers in a Truck
55
Night of the Scorpion
56
Vultures
57
What Were They Like?
58
From Search for My Tongue
59
From Unrelated Incidents
60
HalfCaste
61

Techniques in Nonfiction and Media Texts
16
Recognising Fact and Opinion
19
Analysing Language and Structure
20
Analysing Presentation
22
Developing Your Answer
23
Exam Practice and Exam Tips
27
Section B 28 Writing to Argue Persuade or Advise
28
Purpose Audience Form and Language
30
Planning Your Answer
32
Sentences
33
Paragraphs
34
Language
35
Form
37
Writing to Argue
40
Writing to Persuade
42
Writing to Advise
44
Exam Tips
46
Section
47
Reading Poetry from Different Cultures
48
Culture and Traditions
49
Poetry Terms
50
Limbo
51
Nothings Changed
52
Island
53
Love After Love
62
This Room
63
Not My Business
64
Presents from My Aunts
65
Hurricane Hits England
66
Comparing Poems
67
Exam Tips and Exam Practice
69
Developing Your Answer
70
Section B 72 Writing to Inform Explain or Describe
72
Writing to Inform or Explain pages 7485
74
Planning Your Answer
76
Sentences
77
Humour and Irony
79
Form
80
Personal and Impersonal Writing
83
Writing to Inform or Explain
84
Writing to Describe pages 8693
86
Planning Your Answer
88
Choosing Your Subject
90
Writing to Describe
92
Exam Tips
94
Index
95
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About the author (2006)

Paul Burns received his Degree of Engineering in electronic engineering from the University of South Australia. Burns is SpectruCell project manager at Advanced Communications Technologies in Melbourne, Australia and principal consultant for Simplexity Communications. He is a member or the IEEE.

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