WJEC Educas Component 2 Section A: ‘Waste not Want not’

I’m presenting my research at the NATE Conference, Saturday 24th June 2017, 09.15 Research slot.

This analysis of the first extract ‘Waste not Want not’ from the WJEC Educas sample assessment material (SAM).  This builds on a series of posts that begin with my quest, then move onto analyse AQA 1 and AQA 2 extracts and then Edexcel 1 and Edexcel 2.

Overall this extract is fitting the patterns seen so far – magazine as a context is slightly up, probably due to the lifestyle nature of the article (food).  The number of Tier Two words is mid-way through the range already seen in previous extracts from AQA and Edexcel.

102 Tier Two words

 

admitted afford agony approximately article
attitude Average balaclava barmy begging
boiled Carton case challenge champions
charities Chucks cluck confessed constantly
context Cover dedicated deposited derives
dinner Dose dumped during earliest
edible Fraction handed heaped hell
however interview interviewer joint landfill
latest Least local lurks manure
memories Merely moral mould mug-full
murderer naturally needy nonsense official
partly Passed passing perfectly plain
portions product Proverb rationing reasonably
recipe recommend recycling regulations report
restaurant Revealed ridicule rummage seconds
serial shameful shovel site slit
smarting Smug speciality steak superiority
swift Temple threatening thrown tons
typical unquestioned waiters wasteful weighs
whites wickedness wilds wonders worship
worth Yolks      

 

Contexts

Fiction and academic texts are again the two most dominant contexts: 28 and 18 respectively.  For the least frequently occurring words (under 1000 in the corpus) fiction is the most frequently occurring largest context(17/46) and then magazine (11/46).  There were 46 words under 1000 frequency (matches the highest score so far – Edexcel extract 1).

 

Places

Places have come up again as useful to know: that a common stereotype about Texas is that everything is bigger there and that Africa and Ethiopia are places we may associate with famines.

 

Measurements

Quite a few measurements in feet, inches, ounces and tons that all need making sense of if the amounts are to be understood.

 

Glossary

I was slightly surprised to find no glossary – not even for ‘proverb’ which I would have thought might need it.  I also think ‘Sunday joint’  might have needed an explanation.  Would be interesting to find out how it is decided what needs a glossary entry.

 

Full data lists below:

 

Tier 2 Words – Alphabetical Order

Tier 2 Word Type of word – in context British National Corpus Frequency Largest context
admitted Verb 5459 Newspaper
afford Verb 4347 Spoken then newspaper
agony noun 899 Fiction
approximately Adverb 2759 Academic
article Noun 6501 Academic
attitude Noun 5815 Academic
average Adjective 9651 Misc then academic
balaclava Noun 69 Newspaper then fiction
barmy Adjective 84 Fiction
begging Verb 475 Fiction
boiled Verb 655 Fiction
carton noun 140 Fiction
case Noun 44616 Academic
challenge verb 6656 Newspaper
champions Noun 1462 Newspaper
charities Noun 924 Newspaper
chucks Verb 30 Magazine then spoken
cluck Verb 17 Fiction
confessed verb 698 Fiction
constantly Adverb 2961 Magazine
context Noun 8431 Academic
cover Verb 10763 Magazine
dedicated Adjective 1896 Magazine
deposited verb 713 Non-academic
derives Verb 605 Academic
dinner Noun 5858 Fiction
dose Noun 1631 Academic
dumped Verb 851 Newspaper then fiction
during Preposition 42784 Non-academic
earliest Adverb (superlative) 1944 Non-academic
edible Adjective 198 Magazine
fraction Noun 1443 Academic
handed verb 3309 Fiction
heaped verb 197 Fiction
hell noun 5005 Fiction
however Adverb 58967 Academic
interview Noun 4522 Newspaper
interviewer Noun 552 Misc
joint Noun 6822 Non-academic
landfill Noun 231 Magazine
latest Adjective (superlative) 6277 Newspaper
least Determiner 29875 Academic
local Adjective 45548 Academic
lurks Verb 85 Magazine
manure Noun 294 magazine
memories Noun 2498 Fiction
merely Adverb 7372 Academic
moral Adjective 5236 Academic
mould Noun 992 Magazine
mug-full (mugful) noun 2 Fiction (Mug-full 0 /mugful = 2)
murderer Noun 760 Fiction
naturally Adverb 4086 Fiction
needy Adjective 244 Newspaper
nonsense Noun 1527 Fiction
official Adjective 9335 Non-academic
partly Adverb 5519 Academic
passed Verb 10032 Fiction
passing Verb 4588 Fiction
perfectly Adverb 4268 Fiction
plain Adjective 4002 Magazine
portions Noun 414 Non-academic
product noun 10875 Misc
Proverb Noun 96 Non-academic
rationing Verb 316 Misc, non-academic
reasonably Adverb 2969 Academic
recipe Noun 975 Magazine
recommend Verb 1754 Magazine
recycling Noun 1042 Misc
regulations noun 4160 Misc
report Noun 23257 Non-academic
restaurant Noun 3315 Misc
revealed Verb 5102 Newspaper
ridicule Noun 240 Misc, then fiction
rummage Verb 63 Misc
seconds Noun 4010 Fiction
serial Noun 1073 Non-academic
shameful Adjective 230 Fiction
shovel noun 196 Spoken then fiction
site Noun 9708 Newspaper
slit Verb 372 Fiction
smarting Verb 78 Fiction
smug Adjective 262 Fiction
speciality noun 471 Misc
steak Noun 463 Spoken
superiority noun 743 Academic
swift Adjective 1187 Swift
temple Noun 2024 Misc
threatening Verb 1892 Newspaper
thrown Verb 2861 Fiction
tons Noun 1130 Non-academic
typical Adjective 4737 Academic
unquestioned Adjective 92 Academic
waiters noun 233 Fiction
wasteful Adjective 278 Non-academic
weighs verb 307 Magazine
whites Noun 910 Magazine
wickedness Noun 158 Fiction
wilds noun 90 Fiction
wonders Noun 812 magazine
worship Noun 1583 Misc
worth Noun 11878 Newspaper
yolks Noun 97 Magazine

 

Tier 2 Words – BNC Frequency

Tier 2 Word Type of word – in context British National Corpus Frequency Largest context
however Adverb 58967 Academic
local Adjective 45548 Academic
case Noun 44616 Academic
during Preposition 42784 Non-academic
least Determiner 29875 Academic
report Noun 23257 Non-academic
worth Noun 11878 Newspaper
product noun 10875 Misc
cover Verb 10763 Magazine
passed Verb 10032 Fiction
site Noun 9708 Newspaper
average Adjective 9651 Misc then academic
official Adjective 9335 Non-academic
context Noun 8431 Academic
merely Adverb 7372 Academic
joint Noun 6822 Non-academic
challenge verb 6656 Newspaper
article Noun 6501 Academic
latest Adjective (superlative) 6277 Newspaper
dinner Noun 5858 Fiction
attitude Noun 5815 Academic
partly Adverb 5519 Academic
admitted Verb 5459 Newspaper
moral Adjective 5236 Academic
revealed Verb 5102 Newspaper
hell noun 5005 Fiction
typical Adjective 4737 Academic
passing Verb 4588 Fiction
interview Noun 4522 Newspaper
afford Verb 4347 Spoken then newspaper
perfectly Adverb 4268 Fiction
regulations noun 4160 Misc
naturally Adverb 4086 Fiction
seconds Noun 4010 Fiction
plain Adjective 4002 Magazine
restaurant Noun 3315 Misc
handed verb 3309 Fiction
reasonably Adverb 2969 Academic
constantly Adverb 2961 Magazine
thrown Verb 2861 Fiction
approximately Adverb 2759 Academic
memories Noun 2498 Fiction
temple Noun 2024 Misc
earliest Adverb (superlative) 1944 Non-academic
dedicated Adjective 1896 Magazine
threatening Verb 1892 Newspaper
recommend Verb 1754 Magazine
dose Noun 1631 Academic
worship Noun 1583 Misc
nonsense Noun 1527 Fiction
champions Noun 1462 Newspaper
fraction Noun 1443 Academic
swift Adjective 1187 Swift
tons Noun 1130 Non-academic
serial Noun 1073 Non-academic
recycling Noun 1042 Misc
mould Noun 992 Magazine
recipe Noun 975 Magazine
charities Noun 924 Newspaper
whites Noun 910 Magazine
agony noun 899 Fiction
dumped Verb 851 Newspaper then fiction
wonders Noun 812 magazine
murderer Noun 760 Fiction
superiority noun 743 Academic
deposited verb 713 Non-academic
confessed verb 698 Fiction
boiled Verb 655 Fiction
derives Verb 605 Academic
interviewer Noun 552 Misc
begging Verb 475 Fiction
speciality noun 471 Misc
steak Noun 463 Spoken
portions Noun 414 Non-academic
slit Verb 372 Fiction
rationing Verb 316 Misc, non-academic
weighs verb 307 Magazine
manure Noun 294 magazine
wasteful Adjective 278 Non-academic
smug Adjective 262 Fiction
needy Adjective 244 Newspaper
ridicule Noun 240 Misc, then fiction
waiters noun 233 Fiction
landfill Noun 231 Magazine
shameful Adjective 230 Fiction
edible Adjective 198 Magazine
heaped verb 197 Fiction
shovel noun 196 Spoken then fiction
wickedness Noun 158 Fiction
carton noun 140 Fiction
yolks Noun 97 Magazine
Proverb Noun 96 Non-academic
unquestioned Adjective 92 Academic
wilds noun 90 Fiction
lurks Verb 85 Magazine
barmy Adjective 84 Fiction
smarting Verb 78 Fiction
balaclava Noun 69 Newspaper then fiction
rummage Verb 63 Misc
chucks Verb 30 Magazine then spoken
cluck Verb 17 Fiction
mug-full (mugful) noun 2 Fiction (Mug-full 0 /mugful = 2)

 

Notes: 46 words under 1000 frequence: 17 Fiction, 11 Magazine, 5 misc, 4 newspaper, 4 non-academic, 3 academic, 2 spoken.

 

24 nouns, 15 verbs, 7 adjectives

 

Tier 2 Words – Largest Context

Tier 2 Word Type of word – in context British National Corpus Frequency Largest context
however Adverb 58967 Academic
local Adjective 45548 Academic
case Noun 44616 Academic
least Determiner 29875 Academic
context Noun 8431 Academic
merely Adverb 7372 Academic
article Noun 6501 Academic
attitude Noun 5815 Academic
partly Adverb 5519 Academic
moral Adjective 5236 Academic
typical Adjective 4737 Academic
reasonably Adverb 2969 Academic
approximately Adverb 2759 Academic
dose Noun 1631 Academic
fraction Noun 1443 Academic
superiority noun 743 Academic
derives Verb 605 Academic
unquestioned Adjective 92 Academic
passed Verb 10032 Fiction
dinner Noun 5858 Fiction
hell noun 5005 Fiction
passing Verb 4588 Fiction
perfectly Adverb 4268 Fiction
naturally Adverb 4086 Fiction
seconds Noun 4010 Fiction
handed verb 3309 Fiction
thrown Verb 2861 Fiction
memories Noun 2498 Fiction
nonsense Noun 1527 Fiction
agony noun 899 Fiction
murderer Noun 760 Fiction
confessed verb 698 Fiction
boiled Verb 655 Fiction
begging Verb 475 Fiction
slit Verb 372 Fiction
smug Adjective 262 Fiction
waiters noun 233 Fiction
shameful Adjective 230 Fiction
heaped verb 197 Fiction
wickedness Noun 158 Fiction
carton noun 140 Fiction
wilds noun 90 Fiction
barmy Adjective 84 Fiction
smarting Verb 78 Fiction
cluck Verb 17 Fiction
mug-full (mugful) noun 2 Fiction (Mug-full 0 /mugful = 2)
cover Verb 10763 Magazine
plain Adjective 4002 Magazine
constantly Adverb 2961 Magazine
dedicated Adjective 1896 Magazine
recommend Verb 1754 Magazine
mould Noun 992 Magazine
recipe Noun 975 Magazine
whites Noun 910 Magazine
wonders Noun 812 magazine
weighs verb 307 Magazine
manure Noun 294 magazine
landfill Noun 231 Magazine
edible Adjective 198 Magazine
yolks Noun 97 Magazine
lurks Verb 85 Magazine
chucks Verb 30 Magazine then spoken
product noun 10875 Misc
regulations noun 4160 Misc
restaurant Noun 3315 Misc
temple Noun 2024 Misc
worship Noun 1583 Misc
recycling Noun 1042 Misc
interviewer Noun 552 Misc
speciality noun 471 Misc
rummage Verb 63 Misc
average Adjective 9651 Misc then academic
rationing Verb 316 Misc, non-academic
ridicule Noun 240 Misc, then fiction
worth Noun 11878 Newspaper
site Noun 9708 Newspaper
challenge verb 6656 Newspaper
latest Adjective (superlative) 6277 Newspaper
admitted Verb 5459 Newspaper
revealed Verb 5102 Newspaper
interview Noun 4522 Newspaper
threatening Verb 1892 Newspaper
champions Noun 1462 Newspaper
charities Noun 924 Newspaper
needy Adjective 244 Newspaper
dumped Verb 851 Newspaper then fiction
balaclava Noun 69 Newspaper then fiction
during Preposition 42784 Non-academic
report Noun 23257 Non-academic
official Adjective 9335 Non-academic
joint Noun 6822 Non-academic
earliest Adverb (superlative) 1944 Non-academic
tons Noun 1130 Non-academic
serial Noun 1073 Non-academic
deposited verb 713 Non-academic
portions Noun 414 Non-academic
wasteful Adjective 278 Non-academic
Proverb Noun 96 Non-academic
steak Noun 463 Spoken
shovel noun 196 Spoken then fiction
afford Verb 4347 Spoken then newspaper
swift Adjective 1187  

 

Notes: Fiction 28, Academic 18, Magazine 16, Newspaper 13, Misc 12, Non-academic 11, Spoken 3 (missed 1)

 

Tier 2 Words – types of word

Tier 2 Word Type of word – in context British National Corpus Frequency Largest context
local Adjective 45548 Academic
average Adjective 9651 Misc then academic
official Adjective 9335 Non-academic
moral Adjective 5236 Academic
typical Adjective 4737 Academic
plain Adjective 4002 Magazine
dedicated Adjective 1896 Magazine
swift Adjective 1187 Swift
wasteful Adjective 278 Non-academic
smug Adjective 262 Fiction
needy Adjective 244 Newspaper
shameful Adjective 230 Fiction
edible Adjective 198 Magazine
unquestioned Adjective 92 Academic
barmy Adjective 84 Fiction
latest Adjective (superlative) 6277 Newspaper
however Adverb 58967 Academic
merely Adverb 7372 Academic
partly Adverb 5519 Academic
perfectly Adverb 4268 Fiction
naturally Adverb 4086 Fiction
reasonably Adverb 2969 Academic
constantly Adverb 2961 Magazine
approximately Adverb 2759 Academic
earliest Adverb (superlative) 1944 Non-academic
least Determiner 29875 Academic
case Noun 44616 Academic
report Noun 23257 Non-academic
worth Noun 11878 Newspaper
product noun 10875 Misc
site Noun 9708 Newspaper
context Noun 8431 Academic
joint Noun 6822 Non-academic
article Noun 6501 Academic
dinner Noun 5858 Fiction
attitude Noun 5815 Academic
hell noun 5005 Fiction
interview Noun 4522 Newspaper
regulations noun 4160 Misc
seconds Noun 4010 Fiction
restaurant Noun 3315 Misc
memories Noun 2498 Fiction
temple Noun 2024 Misc
dose Noun 1631 Academic
worship Noun 1583 Misc
nonsense Noun 1527 Fiction
champions Noun 1462 Newspaper
fraction Noun 1443 Academic
tons Noun 1130 Non-academic
serial Noun 1073 Non-academic
recycling Noun 1042 Misc
mould Noun 992 Magazine
recipe Noun 975 Magazine
charities Noun 924 Newspaper
whites Noun 910 Magazine
agony noun 899 Fiction
wonders Noun 812 magazine
murderer Noun 760 Fiction
superiority noun 743 Academic
interviewer Noun 552 Misc
speciality noun 471 Misc
steak Noun 463 Spoken
portions Noun 414 Non-academic
manure Noun 294 magazine
ridicule Noun 240 Misc, then fiction
waiters noun 233 Fiction
landfill Noun 231 Magazine
shovel noun 196 Spoken then fiction
wickedness Noun 158 Fiction
carton noun 140 Fiction
yolks Noun 97 Magazine
Proverb Noun 96 Non-academic
wilds noun 90 Fiction
balaclava Noun 69 Newspaper then fiction
mug-full (mugful) noun 2 Fiction (Mug-full 0 /mugful = 2)
during Preposition 42784 Non-academic
cover Verb 10763 Magazine
passed Verb 10032 Fiction
challenge verb 6656 Newspaper
admitted Verb 5459 Newspaper
revealed Verb 5102 Newspaper
passing Verb 4588 Fiction
afford Verb 4347 Spoken then newspaper
handed verb 3309 Fiction
thrown Verb 2861 Fiction
threatening Verb 1892 Newspaper
recommend Verb 1754 Magazine
dumped Verb 851 Newspaper then fiction
deposited verb 713 Non-academic
confessed verb 698 Fiction
boiled Verb 655 Fiction
derives Verb 605 Academic
begging Verb 475 Fiction
slit Verb 372 Fiction
rationing Verb 316 Misc, non-academic
weighs verb 307 Magazine
heaped verb 197 Fiction
lurks Verb 85 Magazine
smarting Verb 78 Fiction
rummage Verb 63 Misc
chucks Verb 30 Magazine then spoken
cluck Verb 17 Fiction

 

Notes: Nouns 49, Verbs 26, Adjectives 16, Adverbs 9

 

Tier 3 words

 

£400      
£50      
30      
50      
500000      
6ft      
6in      
70      
72oz      
Africa      
Americans      
British      
Ethiopian      
Texan      
Texas    
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