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What are the
examiners looking for
   in Higher Tier
     answers?
Mark scheme for B/A/A*
• Examination and analysis of meaning in two
  poems
• Examination and analysis of specific methods...
… so what do I need
    to put in my
     answers?
Three Golden Rules
1.   Write a lot about a little: a three word
     quote might lead to a three or four line
     commen...
Possible paragraph starters
I have chosen to compare ‘Night of the Scorpion’ with What
   Were They Like. Both poets use…....
What have past
questions covered?
   Compare the ways people are presented in Vultures with the ways
    people are presented in one other poem.

   How d...
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D iff cultures advice

  1. 1. What are the examiners looking for in Higher Tier answers?
  2. 2. Mark scheme for B/A/A* • Examination and analysis of meaning in two poems • Examination and analysis of specific methods of using language and structure to convey meanings • INTEGRATED COMPARATIVE APPROACH e.g. clear comparison on contrasts, sequencing, shape, metaphor, simile, images, description, repetition
  3. 3. … so what do I need to put in my answers?
  4. 4. Three Golden Rules 1. Write a lot about a little: a three word quote might lead to a three or four line comment. 2. Constant P-Q-C. 3. Compare writing techniques (not the people or places in the poems)
  5. 5. Possible paragraph starters I have chosen to compare ‘Night of the Scorpion’ with What Were They Like. Both poets use…. One important similarity between the poems is……………………………………….. Another important way the two poets are alike is that the poet……………………………. One major difference is that…………………………………………………………… A second difference is that…………….. Overall, both poets ………………
  6. 6. What have past questions covered?
  7. 7.  Compare the ways people are presented in Vultures with the ways people are presented in one other poem.  How does the poet create an image of a place in Night of the Scorpion? Compare this with the way an image of a place is created in one other poem.  Compare the methods Denise Levertov uses to present a particular culture in What Were They Like? with the methods another poet uses to present a culture or cultures in one other poem.  Compare the methods Denise Levertov uses to present a particular culture in What Were They Like? with the methods another poet uses to present a culture or cultures in one other poem.  Compare how language and layout are used for effect in Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes with the ways language and layout are used for effect in one other poem.  Compare the ways poets use structure and language to convey meaning in What Were They Like? and one other poem.

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