The Purpose of this Blog

Your task on this blog is to write a brief summary of what we learned in class today. Include enough detail so that someone who was ill or missed the lesson can catch up with what they missed. Over the course of the term, these 'class scribe' posts will grow to be a guide book for the course, written by students for students.

With each post ask yourself the following questions:
1) Is this good enough for our guide book?
2) Will your post enable someone who wasn't here to catch up?
3) Would a graphic/video/link help to illustrate what we have learned?

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Looking at Assesment objectives

The main focus of the lesson was to make sure that the class understood what the assessment objectives were along with verify the structure of the actual English Exam.
Mr Chatterley has kindly provided the definitions of the AO's in the previous blog, as for the structure we were told that Section A of the paper would be separated into two parts e.g. Aa and Ab.

Section Aa focuses on AO2 and you should spend a maximum of 30 minutes on it.
Due to the fact that this section only looks at language, structure and form, you should try to avoid going into things such as social historical context and attempt to focus only on AO2. Also even if the examiners say that AO1 is not being tested, you should obviously attempt to write in a manner which makes you stand out from the common A level English student.

Section Ab focuses on AO3 and A04 and you should also spend 30 minutes on it.

You must remember that if you pick a poet/author to answer a question on in section A, then you cannot use the same author/poet for section B.

Section B compares AO1, 2 and 3. You will have an hour to do this section. In this section you will answer a single question (that you choose) on the three remaining writers.

We ended the lesson by completing a sheet on features of a Modern Novel and how it applies to Enduring love using relevant chapters and quotations as evidence. This really helps us understand the novel itself and will help you in the exam so if you do not have the sheet, ask Mr Chatterley.

- Complete analysis sheet of Enduring love.
- Pick a statement from the analysis sheet and use it as a question for a 30 minute essay.
- Finish features of a Modern novel sheet if it is incomplete
Due Wednesday 9th February

Roman A. (Very, very sorry for the late blog)


  1. You should also mention Mr Chatterley's (previous) blog on AO3 - AO4 as for the requirements

  2. good blog and I dont mind it being late

  3. Good blog, and i find Ao3 really hard for some reason.

  4. Rubish blog didnt understand anything :P

    I joke tis good, i find the part Ab questions harder though.

    Esmeralda ;)