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AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 2 Section B Writing: 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 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

  • 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 weighting (click the image to enlarge or it is found here). Use this to guide planning and allocation of time to skills.

  • AO1: identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas
  • select and synthesise evidence from different texts
  • AO2: Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views
  • AO3: Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts
  • AO4: Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references
  • AO5: Communicate clearly, effectively and...

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