Big Shaq vs Mr Bruff: AQA English Language Paper 2 Rap

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My Paper 1 rap:


Let’s start off with Question 1 in Paper 2:
Find four statements which are true.
Shade the circles in the boxes of the ones that are correct—
That’s all that you’ve got to do.

Question 2 is a summary question, based on both Source A and Source B.
Could be summarise differences, views on a topic, or even similarities.
Up ’til now it’s only been differences, so let’s focus on that for this song.
There’s a point of crucial significance, if full marks are going to be won.
Find yourself a point of difference, backed up with relevant quotations.
Given this difference, can you make an inference about what you’ve been asked to focus on?
So like the Jay Rayner sample paper AQA chose, the son has banter with his dad.
The inference is that their relationship is warm and close—that’s the extra bit to be had.

You want a grade nine, pass exams.
Look real wise, pass exams.
Follow these steps, pass exams.
Be ready to impress, pass exams.
You’ll ace the test, pass exams.
Do your best, pass exams.
Follow these steps, pass exams.
Pass exams, pass exams.

Question 3 is language analysis, like in Paper 1, Question 2.
There aren’t any bullet points there in the question for this, but the same things you’ve got to do.
The key thing is explaining the effect of a language choice, not just spotting a language device,
Like explaining how a simile creates an element of surprise or is used to dehumanise. 
Zoom in for close analysis on words or phrases—write a lot about a little is key!
Whatever you choose to write about can only be amazing, if you explain the effect clearly.

Question 4 is worth 16 marks, you can see. Twenty minutes to be fully effective.
Compare the differences between Source A and Source B: the writers’ views and perspectives.
Analyse the methods used by the writers—the focus of bullet point two.
Not just the viewpoint but the method used to present it and why: that’s what you’ve got to do.
It’s AO3 which has led to confusion, but the mark scheme breaks the illusion:
You can write about language, structure, form—anything worthy of inclusion.

Question 5 is the writing question—time for you to present your own view.
You’ve analysed different viewpoints in the whole first section; in Section B now it’s over to you!
Think about the purpose – what you’re trying to convey, the audience and the form too:
Letter, article, leaflet, speech, essay—you need to know what you’ve got to do.
Keep your focus on the audience steady—who is it that’s going to be reading?
Consider what they’ll think about your topic already—that will help you decide where your writing is leading.
40% of the marks are for technical accuracy—spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Your best writing skills you want the examiner to see—so take into the equation.
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