Just a short post here to follow up on my recent one: ‘The problem with techniques’.
Having just finished marking English Language Paper 1, I’m convinced that there are three main reasons why students have lost marks on the reading section, and these are areas that I will be working hard with my department next year to address:
Using waffle, particularly around techniques
Not sharply identifying the meaning/effect of a quote
Not covering enough quotes as analysis needs to be more succinct
I used to run a challenge in Year 12 that encouraged students to see if they could…
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