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Anyone recognise this Close Reading?

jon2005

Posted 10 December 2005 - 12:35 AM

Well, today as a "prelim" we sat a close reading which was, to cut it short, two passages about Concorde. While being billed by the department that it was a full-blown prelim, I had a sneaky inclination that the passages they gave were not true close reading tests, based on the Past Papers, but NABS: not least for the fact that it had the "SQA:(then numbers)" thing at the bottom which is common to NABS in other subjects. I would just like if possible for someone to confirm if there is indeed a NAB about Concorde.

Although that's not to say I found it easy or anything, merely that I noticed that it didn't resemble the other tests, by that I mean Past Papers, I had done.

thanks,

Jon.

bred

Posted 10 December 2005 - 12:40 AM

I did a paper about Concorde for Higher English. I think it was a NAB but I'm not sure.

Katrina

Posted 10 December 2005 - 12:57 AM

why would it be a problem if it was a NAB? Are the close readings not all of the same sort of standard for NABS and exams?

jon2005

Posted 10 December 2005 - 02:22 AM

QUOTE(Katrina @ Dec 10 2005, 12:57 AM)
why would it be a problem if it was a NAB? Are the close readings not all of the same sort of standard for NABS and exams?

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Hi,

I thought that, as with other subjects, the NAB's only contained "C" level questions. I could be wrong though, I'm not to sure about how it works for English-- just presumed it was the same :S


bred

Posted 10 December 2005 - 01:28 PM

I think someone said a while back that it was different for English; that questions aren't supposed to be any easier for NABs or marked any less harshly.

Ali89

Posted 11 December 2005 - 11:02 AM

Im sure Close Reading NABS are marked out of 30.. whilst in actual exam papers.. it's marked out of 50.

We just sat a surprise close reading NAB the other day.

Nathan

Posted 12 December 2005 - 12:30 AM

it could have been the P&N higher prelim??

Ally

Posted 12 December 2005 - 01:00 AM

Actually, I remember (don't know how!) a friend saying that he sat a prelim about concordes at his school. This was when I was sitting Higher English aswell, which was two years ago...

Discogirl17

Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:28 AM

Concordes- yeh I've done that paper too

hillhead2

Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:26 PM

This IS a NAB - if anything has the SQA footer with 'National Assessment Bank' and a number then it is a NAB. I sat this for my prelim and it is called 'Tragic Beauty' about Concorde. This can also be found on the SQA's website: see bottom of reply.

NABs are usually out of 30 marks but the SQA decided to create ones more like the final exam out of 50 marks. A lot of schools use it to save money - they do not have to pay for NABs, they simply download it from SQA secure website unlike having to purchase from commercial groups like P&N or Perfect Papers. Hope this answers your question.

FROM THE SQA WEBSITE:

Language Study - Close Reading
NAB/Download
Issue Date
Comments

D8VH 12 NAB001
December 2009
Tragic Beauty
Revised

D8VH 12 NAB002
October 2009
Reaching for the Moon
Revised

D8VH 12 NAB003
October 2009
Shoulder to Shoulder
Revised

D8VH 12 NAB004
October 2009
Bottom of the Barrel
Revised

D8VH 12 NAB005
October 2009
The Defining Myth
Revised

D8VH 12 NAB006
October 2009
Master or Servant
Revised

D8VH 12 NAB007 October 2009 A Better Life
Revised

D8VH 12 NAB008 October 2009 The World's Language
D8VH 12 NAB009 October 2009 Boys and Girls Coume Out to Play
D8VH 12 NAB010 October 2009 Scottish Identity
D8VH 12 NAB011 October 2009 The Cultural Cringe
D8VH 12 NAB012 October 2009 The Railway Man

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Language Study (Writing)
NAB/Download
Issue Date
Comments

D8VH Writing NAB001 January 2006 Joint pack Access 3 to Higher.

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Literary Study
NAB/Download
Issue Date
Comments

D8VJ 12 NAB002 November 2008 Anyway
Textual Analysis - Verse
D8VJ 12 NAB003 November 2008 My Parents
Textual Analysis - Verse
D8VJ 12 NAB004
November 2008 North Sea off Carnoustie
Textual Analysis - Verse
D8VJ 12 NAB005 November 2008 Beaten Again
Textual Analysis - Prose
D8VJ 12 NAB006
November 2008
Great Expectations
Textual Analysis - Prose

D8VJ 12 NAB007
November 2008
Laidlaw
Textual Analysis - Prose

D8VJ 12 NAB008
November 2008
The Steamie
Textual Analysis - Drama

D8VJ 12 NAB009
November 2008
The Glass Menagerie
Textual Analysis - Drama

D8VJ 12 NAB010
November 2008
She Stoops to Conquer
Textual Analysis - Drama

D8VJ 12 NAB011
May 2010 Open the Doors
Textual Analysis - Verse

D8VJ 12 NAB012
May 2010 Willie Rough
Textual Analysis - Drama

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