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ghallahan | Friday October 30, 2015

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 1-6 and write four things you learn about Ivy.

  • She is catching a train
  • she is sleepy
  • she is watching the steam out the window
  • she is awoken/made more alert by the noise of the train
  • she doesn’t have expensive gloves
  • her hands have chilblains, she wants to hide her chilblains on her hands.

Do not accept

  • she is a girl
  • she is a poor girl/rich girl
  • she is asleep
  • she is wearing armour
  • anything from elsewhere in the text

Question 2

Read lines 10-16.  How does the writer use language here to describe Ivy’s time in Kent?

You could include the writer’s choice of:

  • words and phrases
  • language features and techniques
  • sentence forms
  • “trials? suggests it wasn’t pleasant/arduous
  • Repetition of ‘and’ to suggest how dull the activities she had chosen to do were...

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