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The Wasp Factory: key quotations

I have included some key quotations from the first half of the novel in this document. Use the two power points on my blog for quotations from later on in the novel.

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Worked response to Duffy

This is based upon the questions on Mrs Midas that are contained within your study pack.

Worked response Midas

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Duffy revision

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Higher revision

Scottish context

Look over your notes and your revision poster/booklet to help you to memorise key quotations, techniques and themes for Carol Ann Duffy’s poems.

You should also look at the Duffy related resources on this blog: especially the model answers on ‘Valentine’ and the advice on how to structure the final comparison question.

BBC bitesize is also very useful

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zbgrd2p

 

Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

Complete the past papers that are available on the SQA website under timed conditions

http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/findpastpaper.htm?subject=English&level=NH

You should also read and make notes on quality comment and opinion pieces of journalism. Use these three prompts to help you:

  1. Summarise the passage in your own words. Pay particular attention to understanding and explaining key ideas
  2. Identify at least three effective uses of language: identify the technique, quote and explain the impact
  3. Write a response to the article. How successful was the writer in communicating their point of view?

Critical Essay

Read over your revision booklet. Make sure you have internalised enough multi-purpose quotations to use for a variety of questions

Practise writing critical essays to different essay questions (past papers available via the link above)

 

 

 

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Revision power point for ‘The Wasp Factory’

The Wasp Factory revision

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Wasp Factory: model essay

This essay is in response to a specific question. It will help you with analysis, evaluation, structure and how to respond to a specific question. Do not try to memorise it!

Sample essay for wasp factory

All critical essays must be in response to the specific question in the exam.

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Model answers to ‘Valentine’

Use these answers to help you to develop depth in your Duffy answers, and to structure your responses effectively. Remember, answers are marked 2+2 or 1+1+1+1 so if you’re not sure if your answer is detailed enough, then give another example!

Valentine answers

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Wasp Factory: textual analysis

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The Wasp Factory

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Final question model 2 for Duffy

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