In Part 2 of this blog series, we will be looking at Paper 1 components and how you can diagnose your strengths and weaknesses. A flow chart for each component/section has been designed for you to gauge your progress in these areas and identify your areas for improvement.
Secondary English Paper 1 components: How can you diagnose your strengths and weaknesses?
How to use the flow chart for each section:
- Have your Paper 1 exam paper in front of you.
- Start from the topmost box that contains a statement like “I am ableto use formal and informal language appropriately.” This is one of the learning objectives of Section B: Situational Writing.
- Answer the question with a “Yes” or “No”:
– If “Yes”, go on to the next box with the next learning objective.
– If “No”, study the tips/strategies in the yellow box and work through them.
– Once you have worked through them, move on to the next learning objective, until you reach the end.
- If you can’t say a “Yes” with confidence, go to “No”.
- Basically, follow the arrows from the top of the flow chart to the bottom! By the time you reach the bottom, you should have acquired most of the skills/learning objectives of the particular component.
- Challenge: Try this on another practice paper.
Situational Writing (Paper 1 Section B)
Watch our Summary video lesson series to learn more these techniques.
Essay Writing ( Paper 1 Section C)
If you find yourself making many grammatical mistakes, it’s time to brush up on your editing!