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Richard Gent | Friday February 20, 2015

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GCSE Reading Assessment Objectives


  • (a) Identify and interpret explicit information and ideas
  • (b) Select and synthesise evidence from different texts


  • 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


  • Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts.


  • Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.

See the Edusites Guides to:-

  • How to compare and contrast in GCSE English Language
  • How to develop a personal response to reading
  • Glossary of useful subject terminology

What we want to go on to now is to further develop the reading skills each of the AOs require and fine tune them in readiness for assessment.

AO1 (a) is always subdivided into retrieval and inference.

  • Retrieval: list; choose a statement/ statements; identify the phrase; give the words.
  • Inference: give two ways; why does the writer; explain why.

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