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AQA English Language Paper 2

There is far more material in these videos than you would ever have time to write in the exam. That is deliberate. The analysis here does not provide an 'exam-ready' answer as there is no one 'correct' response but is designed to get you thinking about the texts as a whole. Analysis that speaks to you does not necessarily speak to someone else and vice versa! My own analysis isn't exhaustive and you may not agree with it - but hopefully it will give you some ideas about the kind of points that you need to be making and the level of response that is required to access the higher grades.

Specimen paper

Step-by-step analysis of Paper 2, Section A of the first specimen paper (Parenting and Education)

Anchor 2

In this video, I explore a range of responses to Questions 1 to 4 in Paper 2, Section A of the first specimen paper issued by AQA. The sources include an article taken from The Observer newspaper in 2013 entitled 'Could you do your child's homework?' written by Jay Rayner and two letters written in 1822 by Henry and William Heritage. Both sources are on the theme of Parenting and Education.

 

June 2017

Anchor 1

Step-by-step analysis of Paper 2, Section A of the June 2017 paper (Children growing up)

In this video, I explore a range of responses to Questions 1 to 4 in Paper 2, Section A of the June 2017 paper issued by AQA. The sources include an article taken from The Guardian newspaper in 2016 entitled 'How can my son be a year old already?' written by Stuart Heritage and a newspaper article published in the 1800s, entitled 'Boy Lost' by an anonymous Victorian mother. Both sources are on the theme of children growing up.

 

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November 2018

Step-by-step analysis of Paper 2, Section A of the November 2018 paper (Cycling)

In this video, I explore a range of responses to Questions 1 to 4 in Paper 2, Section A of the November 2018 paper issued by AQA. The sources include an article taken from The Guardian newspaper in 2016 entitled 'All cyclists fear bad drivers' written by Peter Walker and a magazine article published in 1896, entitled 'On a bicycle in the streets of London by Susan,  Countess of Malmesbury.. Both sources are on the theme of cycling.

 

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