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Foundation Exam Paper

Here is a posting for those of you doing the Foundation Exam. It is a full paper I've put together which you can answer question at a time and post in the comment box below. 

Remember your question timings. You should be spending:

12 Mins on Question 1 and 2. 
18 Minutes on Question 3 and 4.
25 Minutes on Question 5.
35 Minutes on Question 6.

When you attempt a question, make sure you time yourself. Good luck and happy revising!  

Section A

Source 1 - Is from an online newspaper.

Source 2 - Is an extract and photo from Bill Bryson's book 'Wigs for all Occasions'

Source 3 - Is a leaflet persuading people to volunteer.

Question 1a - List four things you learn about Christopher Knight. (4 Marks) Source 1





Question 1b - What do you understand about what life was like in the woods for Christopher Knight? (4 Marks) Source 1

  • Show your understanding by using your own words 
  • Support your ideas with the text.

Question 2 - What do you understand about the different fashions of the past? (8 Marks) Source 2

  • Show your understanding by using your own words 
  • Support your ideas with the text.
Question 3 -  How does the writer use language features in the leaflet? (12 Marks) Source 3

Remember to:
  • give some examples of language features
  • explain the effects.
Question 4 -  Now look again at all three sources. Choose two of these sources and compare the
way that they each use presentational features for effect. (12 marks) Source 1 Source 2 Source 3

I have chosen source …… and source …...

Remember to:

  • write about the way the sources are presented
  • explain the effect of the presentational features
  • Compare the way they look. 
Section B

Question 5 - A new website has been set up called Odd Earth.

Write a short article for the website describing an odd experience you have had. (16 Marks)

Remember to:
  • write an article
  • use language to describe
Question 6 - Write the text for a leaflet to persuade students to help preserve a local landmark or place. (24 Marks)

Remember to:

  • write a leaflet
  • use language to persuade.

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