If you’re currently on the AS Language course, chances are you’re having a bit of a shock to the system. You pretty much sailed through GCSE, right? Bagged a couple of As or Bs? Now, suddenly, you’re teacher is talking about declarative sentences, multi-modality and you feel weirdly obliged to marry David Crystal. Don’t worry, this is perfectly normal because the transition IS significant and there IS a lot to get your head around. The Unit 1 exam is challenging; you’ve probably got 30 weeks of AS lessons between GCSE and your AS exam and the exam may seem daunting and worrying. Just like with GCSE, it’s about technique and showing what you can do on the day. You will need to: know a wide range of terminology and linguistic areas, analyse the significance of context, include a range of relevant theory (section B, particularly) and write in a well-structured, well-expressed fashion.. EASY.
The ppt below is mine and the other, very excellent revision guide, is something I came across online. Sadly I can’t remember where it came from but it’s really useful.
Unit 1: Categorising Texts