I have worries as the exams approach, particularly over unit 1. Can anyone help with clarification of the requirements for Q3? The textbook seems to suggest this will always be a question about spotting persuasive devices; the material WJEC sent for use prior to January did not do this; the January paper did, but seemed not to require any explanation of how the persuasive devices work... I have a very able class, all eager to show that they can work to word level and analyse language till kingdom come. I find myself torn between telling them not to do so, since it wastes time and gains no credit, and then telling them to cover themselves by Peeing merrily - but quickly. As for Q4 - comparison - I am even more confused. What is the purpose of a comparison question which demands separate paragraphs? We spend ages teaching how to compare in clear prose and then the exam demands that they do something completely different... Frustrated. Not felt this uncertain about how to prepare a class since my NQT year!