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AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 2 Section A Reading: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives

| Monday August 31, 2015

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  • AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack

This unit has been designed to accompany the published AQA Exemplar Paper 2 Exam Paper.

Further sample exam questions can be found in our Assessment Pack in Guide Navigation.

It is a skills based unit and can therefore be used with any appropriate resources that a teacher may wish to use:

“The sources for the reading questions will be non-fiction and literary non-fiction texts. They will be drawn from the 19th century, and either the 20th or 21st century depending on the time period assessed in Paper 1 in each particular series. The combination selected will always provide students with an opportunity to consider viewpoints and perspectives over time. Choice of genre will include high quality journalism, articles, reports, essays, travel writing, accounts, sketches, letters, diaries, autobiography and biographical passages or other appropriate non-fiction and literary non-fiction forms.? (AQA Specification, 2015)

The Exam

What is Assessed

  • Section A: Reading
  • One non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text
  • Section B: Writing
  • One extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

How it is Assessed

  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Reading (40 marks) (25%) – two texts (see requirements above)

  • One short form question (1 x 4 marks)
  • Two longer form questions (2 x 8 marks)
  • One extended question (1 x 20 marks)

Writing (40 marks) (25%)

  • One extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

Assessment Objectives

Assessment objectives (AOs) are set by Ofqual and are the same across all GCSE English Language specifications and all exam boards. The exams and Spoken Language endorsement will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

The AOs in red are assessed in paper 2 and the grid illustrates the...


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