Text types

The Language A: Language and Literature guide suggests we study a range of text types. 'Deconstructing texts', as we call it, is one way of exploring the structural conventions of various text types. In this section we ask ourselves: "What kinds of features contribute to the text's structure?" The samples of texts given on these pages could be considered archetypical. In other words, they have many of the defining features of a particular text type. 

If you are preparing a written task 1, consult these pages to ensure that your text contains many of the defining characteristics and features of the type of text that you want to write. Furthermore you may want to study these pages in preparation for Paper 1, where you are asked to comment on the structure of unseen texts. 

All materials on this website are for the exclusive use of teachers and students at subscribing schools for the period of their subscription. Any unauthorised copying or posting of materials on other websites is an infringement of our copyright and could result in your account being blocked and legal action being taken against you.