Let's look at two key features of personal letter - layout and content
Although there is more than one correct way to write a letter there are some universal rules.
- even in friendly informal personal letters you must put your address top right
- date should always be under address
- opening greeting can use first name only, for example. 'Dear Mum' or Dear Polly'
- ending can be informal, for example 'Best wishes' or 'Much love', and be followed by your first name only
The content of a personal letter will depend very much on the purpose of the task.
You may be asked to write a letter to -
- describe an event, place
- ask for information or a favour
- persuade someone to do something
- pass on details or instructions to someone
Whatever the purpose there are some general rules about a personal letter.
- always remember that you (probably) are supposed to know the person to whom you are writing
- keep that person in mind and don't tell them things they will already know about you
- add a few bits of personal chat, usually at the start of the letter, to make it seem genuine
- make sure main part of letter relates to task and that you use appropriate tone. Don't be bright and cheerful if writing to pass onbad news.
Send student samples
Guidance for schools and colleges on sending students’ non-exam assessment (NEA), controlled assessment and coursework samples to the moderator.
Whichever method you choose to submit marks, for most subjects you will still need to send samples of your students' work to your allocated moderator by post.
What we’ll send to you
If your component is available on e-Subs, we’ll send you AQA-branded sacks. We won’t send you paper mark forms or printed moderator labels, as everything else you need will be in e-Subs.
If your component isn’t available on e-Subs, we’ll send you the following as required:
- printed moderator labels
- AQA-branded sacks
- centre mark forms.
Fill in the centre mark form and send a copy to us and two copies to your moderator.
What you need to send to us
You need to:
- send us your students' samples as soon as possible – at the very latest within five days of:
- the submission deadline
- receiving the sample notification from your moderator (for subjects excluded from e-Subs)
- include a copy of the centre mark form (where applicable for your subject)
- include a signed candidate record form for each student
- include a signed centre declaration sheet for each component
- use standard post (do not use a service that requires a signature from the recipient)
- keep a record of all items you send.
We’ll send separate instructions about arrangements for visiting moderation to the subject teachers at your school or college.
NEA and fieldwork centre declaration form
For summer 2018, if you’re entering students for one or more of the following subjects, you also need to send an NEA and fieldwork centre declaration form to us by email at: NEAdeclaration@aqa.org.uk. The form must be signed by your head of centre.
- GCSE English (8700)
- GCSE Biology (8461), Chemistry (8462), Physics (8463) and Combined Science Synergy (8465) and Trilogy (8464)
- GCSE Citizenship Studies (8100)
- GCSE Geography (8035)
- A-level Biology (7402), Chemistry (7405), Physics (7408)
- AS Geography (7036)
- A-level Geography (7037)