Original Writing NEA Support Packs for AQA A Level English Language

Help your students develop the skills required for choosing style models, writing creatively and reflecting on the writing process for the A Level AQA NEA Original Writing Component. Packed with varied extracts, questions, writing prompts, guidance, sample answers and commentaries, this unique resource is the perfect way to introduce your students to each of the AQA themes.

Superb. It made me wish I was doing the A Level myself!...

...Clear, useful, well focused, knowledgeable, wide-ranging and I would definitely use it myself with my own students

L Wilford, Teacher & Peer Reviewer
Part 1: Stimulating Style Models
  • Style models covering the three AQA-prescribed examples plus bonus extracts!
  • Supported with focused questions to promote discussion, encourage insightful analysis, and practise annotation skills
  • Plus! Detailed annotated versions for comparison or to support weaker students
Part 2: Helpful Writing Prompts
  • Imaginative orginal writing suggestions for each style model
  • Inspires creative thought – ideal for building confidence!
Part 3: Reflective Commentary Support
  • Three annotated pieces of original writing complete with AO-marked commentaries
  • Great for AfL – students compare their own work with samples and see exactly where to improve!
  • Plus! A student-friendly mark scheme and a straightforward guide to referencing
Topic Style Models
The Power of Persuasion ① Investigative journalism, ② Speech on a controversial topic, ③ Letter to a MP, PLUS! ④ manifesto, ⑤ charity appeal
The Power of Storytelling ① Short stories, ② Dramatic monologues, ③ Biographies, PLUS ④ Epistolary fiction, ⑤ Scripts, and ⑥ Narrative poetry
The Power of Information ① Travel journalism, ② Blog on social issues, ③ Local history, PLUS ④ Environmental pamphlet, ⑤ Popular science article

An ideal supplement to our NEA Original Writing and Reflective Commentary Teaching Pack.

What do teachers say about this resource? (7960)

Superb. It made me wish I was doing the A Level myself! Very interesting and well-written, with well-chosen exemplars and excellent activities. I felt it was clear, useful, well focused, knowledgeable, wide-ranging and I would definitely use it myself with my own students. The style models are well chosen, and the structure of having the model followed by material prompting discussion, an annotated version of the style model, and suggestions for creative tasks arising out of the study of the style model is perfect. High-quality commentary and suggestions for teaching and individual activities, very focused on spec and beautifully written. The advice sheets that follow are also excellent, and the three marked pieces of work are accurate and very useful.

L Wilford, Teacher & Peer Reviewer