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Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Schemes, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack

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Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Edusites English Practice Paper


Time Allowed: 1 hour 45 minutes

Materials


For this paper you must have:

  • Source A
  • Source B

Instructions

  • Answer all questions
  • Use black ink or ball-point pen
  • You must answer the questions in the spaces provided
  • Do not write outside the box around each page or on blank pages
  • Do all rough work in this book. Cross out any work you do not wish to be marked
  • You must refer to the insert book provided
  • You must not use a dictionary

Information

  • The marks for the questions are shown in brackets
  • The maximum mark for this paper is 80
  • There are 40 marks Section A and 40 marks for Section B
  • You are reminded of the need for good English and clear presentation in your answers
  • You will be assessed on your reading in Section A
  • You will be assessed on your writing in Section B

Advice

  • You are advised to spend about 15 minutes reading through the source and the five questions you have to answer
  • You should make sure you leave sufficient time to check your answers


Section A: Reading

  • Answer all the questions in this section.
  • You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Question 1

Read lines 1-4 and write four things you learn about Tom Baker.

  • He thought he was the cleverest person in the prison
  • He was nearly illiterate
  • He is a prisoner
  • He was a drunk
  • He was a cheap crook
  • He would steal from his granny and say she swindled him
  • He bust his fists in his first week
  • He didn’t know what he was doing

Do not accept

  • he is a man
  • He is pathetic
  • He is a liar
  • anything from elsewhere in the text

Question 2

Read lines 7-12 How does the writer show you why the protagonist was reluctant to get involved?

You could include the writer’s choice of:

  • words and phrases
  • language features and techniques
  • sentence forms
  • “like yellow gold being poured in? values the sunlight, natural light- scarce when you are locked up all day, the natural attributes are precious...

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