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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lang Component 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing

| Wednesday April 29, 2015

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  • Edexcel GCSE English Language Component 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Assessment Pack

Assessment Objectives


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.

AO4: Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.


AO5: Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences. Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.

AO6: Candidates must use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Assessment Outcomes

  • The component is worth 40% of the final GCSE.
  • The total number of marks for the examination paper is 64.
  • The examination is 1 hour and 45 minutes in length.
  • Section A has four questions with a total of 24 marks.
  • Section B has one extended responses with a total of 40 marks, with two choices available.


In Section A the focus is on an extract from pre-1914 literature. There will be four questions related to the extract, which range from comprehension through to offering a critical opinion about how the text has been written. The key factor in this section is the need to give students strategies for coping with complex texts. If the student lacks resilience to read the text, they will achieve few marks.

Section B carries a greater weight of marks in this paper. Creative writing is accessible to students but it is hard to instill in students the discipline needed to get the higher marks.  It is important that students are trained to focus more upon effective choices,...

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