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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Death of a Hoarder »

Richard Gent | Wednesday May 09, 2018

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

This set of resources, including the exam paper and mark scheme, can be used in a number of ways including;

  • A mock exam with mark scheme and indicative content
  • A series of learning slides focused on improving performance

Online slides can be used projected for the whole class or by tutors taking a student through the development of responses.

Use Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer to access these online slides.

  • Death of a Hoarder | Improving responses - Online Slides

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

  • AQA...
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Last Minute English Exam Preparation and Revision »

Richard Gent | Friday May 04, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015

Today’s Friday Takeaways are a range of instant use PDFs for GCSE texts, unseen poetry, vocabulary lists and how to improve writing skills. Intended to be used as ‘Aide Memoirs’ for Year 11 as they head for their GCSE exams. Many of our subscribers have laminated them and use them as mats in their classrooms.

  • AQA Love and Relationships Vocabulary list
  • Edexcel Time and Place Vocabulary List



AQA GCSE English Language Live Scripts Paper 1 Explorations »

Chris Barcock | Monday April 30, 2018

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 Assessment Pack

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

  • AQA GCSE English Language Exam Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
  • AQA Paper 1 Source A
  • AQA Paper 1 Source B

Files you will need to mark the exam papers

  • Section A Mark Scheme Paper 1 Explorations
  • Section B Mark Scheme Paper 1 Explorations

Live Scripts

Many thanks to all schools who took part in our second mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who put themselves forward. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback and generosity of busy teachers...

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GCSE AQA Language Live Scripts Paper 2 »

Richard Gent | Monday April 30, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack

What are Live Scripts?

Many thanks to all schools who took part in our second mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who put themselves forward. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback and generosity of busy teachers and hope you find this useful. We are sorry that we are unable to include this project within the cost of your subscription but the quality of documents you are looking at is critical and we could not reproduce the detail you needed online.

These live scripts use our most recent assessment papers available...

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AQA Paper 1 Assessment and Moderation »

Grainne Hallahan | Friday April 27, 2018

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 Assessment Pack, Mocks, Mock Exams

Moderation

Serving Suggestions

How do you know that your department moderation of paper 1 is reliable? These materials have been develop to complement this mock exam in the following ways.

  1. For teachers’ moderation we have links to videos where you can read the examples, marks and explanations. Use the links below to watch a video of a script being ‘live’ marked, then ‘mystery’ ones where you are tested on your marking. This can be completed by your department as part of their moderation and is an improved version of what AQA do for...
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AQA Paper 1 Question 4 Comparison of Levels Activity »

Richard Gent | Thursday April 19, 2018

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, Mocks, Mock Exams


Question Four is such a pickle of a question. Students are thrown by the idea of writing about ‘methods’, thrown by the statement (should I agree? Should I disagree?) and then thrown by the bullet points. If you have students producing responses that are lacking in detail, I prescribe this treatment.

Please use this document for this activity

  • Please use this document for this activity

Here is an activity I use to help students write more detailed answers.

  1. Read all the answers, and rank them 1-4. This sorts the sheep from the goats...
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Vendetta Short Story Lessons »

Grainne Hallahan | Friday January 19, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing, Edexcel Spoken Language, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, WJEC Eduqas Spoken Language

Vendetta

Skills for Fiction Language GCSE

  • This unit is one of four focused on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction assessment objectives
  • Vendetta contains 6 lessons delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer)
  • Attached resources which will need to be printed for each student and used in each of the 6 lessons
  • This unit which is 1 of 4 is appropriate for mid to long term cover.

In class

  • Each lesson has activities planned
  • If you need homework, then testing on the vocabulary list given as an...
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The Twelve Days of Christmas »

Paul Dodd | Wednesday January 03, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015

Our Twelve days of Christmas takeaways are Knowledge Organisers for GCSE texts, unseen poetry and how to improve writing skills. These Knowledge Organisers are intended to be used as ‘Aide Memoirs’ for Year 11 as they head for their GCSEs or equally they could be used when introducing a topic. Many of our subscribers have laminated them and use them as mats in their classrooms.

On the first Day of Christmas my true love gave to me

  • A Christmas Carol Knowledge Organiser

On the second Day of Christmas my true love gave to me

  • An Animal Farm...
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AQA English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Childhood Part 2 »

Paul Dodd | Friday December 08, 2017

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

Paper One

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Introduction

This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource.

  • AQA English Language Fiction Reading Anthology | Childhood Part 1

‘The aim of this paper is to engage students in a creative text, reading a literature fiction text in order to consider how established writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to capture the interest of readers’.

Part 2

7

This...

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AQA English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Childhood Part 1 »

Paul Dodd | Friday December 08, 2017

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

Paper One

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Introduction

This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource.

AQA English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Childhood Part 2

‘The aim of this paper is to engage students in a creative text, reading a literature fiction text in order to consider how established writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to capture the interest of readers’.

Content...[ read full article ] »


AQA English Language Fiction Reading Anthology | Place and Time Part 2 »

Paul Dodd | Friday December 08, 2017

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

Paper One

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource.




AQA English Language Fiction Reading Anthology | Place and Time Part 1 »

Paul Dodd | Friday December 08, 2017

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

This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource.

  • AQA English Language Fiction Reading Anthology | Place and Time Part 2

Paper One

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Introduction

‘The aim of this paper is to engage students in a creative text, reading a literature fiction text in order to consider how established writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to capture the interest of readers’.

...

[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations The Feet Afoot »

Grainne Hallahan | Friday November 10, 2017

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

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

  • AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme The Feet Afoot Section A



AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations List 42b »

Grainne Hallahan | Friday October 27, 2017

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

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

  • AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme List 42b Section A



AQA Paper 1 Knowledge Organiser »

Richard Gent | Friday September 29, 2017

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

  • AQA English Language Paper 1 Knowledge Organiser



AQA Paper 2 Knowledge Organiser »

Richard Gent | Friday September 29, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack

  • AQA English Language Paper 2 Knowledge Organiser



AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme List 42b Section A »

Grainne Hallahan | Thursday October 27, 2016

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

8700/1

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...
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Explorations Exam Paper List 42b »

Grainne Hallahan | Thursday October 27, 2016

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

8700/1

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...
[ read full article ] »

AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology »

Paul Dodd | Friday September 30, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack

Guide Navigation

  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | How To Use
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Contents of Extracts
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Poverty
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Crime and Punishment
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Health
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | War and Espionage
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading...
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Guide and Exemplar Material for Questions Two and Four »

Chris Barcock | Wednesday September 07, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis

This material should be used in conjunction with the Edusites publication How to Compare and Contrast

AQA Paper Two

The relevant assessment objectives are:-

  • AO1: Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise from different texts.
  • AO3: Compare writer’s ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed across two or more texts.

Section A: Reading: one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text

Section B: Writing:
writing to present a viewpoint

Reading (40 marks) (25%) – two...

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AQA GCSE English Language (8700) Paper 2 WVP School »

Richard Gent | Thursday May 12, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

  • AQA GCSE English Language (8700) Paper 2 Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives
  • AQA Paper 2 Source

Files you will need to mark the exam papers

  • AQA GCSE English Language Mark Scheme Paper 2



AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment »

Paul Dodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack

Guide Navigation

  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | How To Use
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Contents of Extracts
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Poverty
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Crime and Punishment
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Health
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | War and Espionage
  • AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology...
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AQA English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Life and Relationships Part 2 »

Richard Gent | Monday November 23, 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 One

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Introduction

This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource.

  • AQA English Language Unseen Fiction Reading | Life and Relationships Part 1

‘The aim of this paper is to engage students in a creative text, reading a literature fiction text in order to consider how established writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to capture the interest of readers’.

6...[ read full article ] »


AQA, WJEC Eduqas, OCR & Edexcel GCSE Spoken Language Scheme »

Paul Merrell | Thursday November 05, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel Spoken Language, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR Spoken Language, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas Spoken Language, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Speaking & Listening, Individual, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English

Spoken Language Endorsement for GCSE English Language

The four English awarding bodies have developed the new criteria for Spoken Language assessment in the new GCSE English Language (9-1) qualifications. This will be a separately endorsed component, for which candidates will be graded Distinction, Pass, or Merit. Candidates who do not achieve a Pass grade, or those who do not take the component, will be given non-classified.

The Guidance Document for centres is copied below, including the assessment criteria and moderation procedures.

...[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations School Days »

Grainne Hallahan | 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

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

  • AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme School Days Section A



AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations The Breakout »

Grainne Hallahan | 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

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

  • AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme The Breakout Section A



AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme The Feet Afoot Section B »

Grainne Hallahan | 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

Section B: Writing

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Write in full sentences.

You are reminded of the need to plan your answer.

You should leave enough time to check your work at the end.
You are going to enter a creative writing competition.
Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age.


Either:

Write a description of a mountain suggested by this picture

Or:

Write the opening of a story that begins with two people who have met for the first time.

(24 marks for content and...

[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme The Breakout Section B »

Grainne Hallahan | 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

Section B: Writing

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Write in full sentences.

You are reminded of the need to plan your answer.

You should leave enough time to check your work at the end.
You are going to enter a creative writing competition.
Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age.


Either:

Write a description of a bike ride suggested by this picture

Or:

Write a story that begins with the sentence: ‘Of all the places to end up, this was the last place I expected to be.’

(24...

[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme School Days Section B »

Grainne Hallahan | 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

Section B: Writing

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Write in full sentences.

You are reminded of the need to plan your answer.

You should leave enough time to check your work at the end.
You are going to enter a creative writing competition.
Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age.


Either:

Write a description suggested by this picture

Or:

Write a story that begins with the sentence: ‘Nothing could have prepared them then for what was about to happen that afternoon…’

(24...

[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme School Days Section A »

Grainne Hallahan | 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

8700/1

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...
[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme The Breakout Section A »

Grainne Hallahan | 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

8700/1

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...
[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme The Feet Afoot Section A »

Grainne Hallahan | 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

8700/1

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...
[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Exam Paper School Days »

Grainne Hallahan | 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

8700/1

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...
[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Exam Paper The Breakout »

Grainne Hallahan | 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

8700/1

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...
[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Exam Paper The Feet Afoot »

Grainne Hallahan | 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

8700/1

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...
[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme List 42b Section B »

Richard Gent | Monday October 19, 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

Section B: Writing

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Write in full sentences.

You are reminded of the need to plan your answer.

You should leave enough time to check your work at the end.
You are going to enter a creative writing competition.
Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age.


Either:

Write a description suggested by this picture

Or:

Write a story that begins with the sentence: ‘Of all the places to end up, this was the last place I expected to be.’

(24 marks for...

[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 1 Section B Writing: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing »

rlsmedia | Friday September 18, 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, Hot Entries, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Imaginative Writing

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Deconstructing Questions.docx

What is Assessed

At the start of the learning journey share with pupils the assessment criteria as well as the expectations of the exam. It is important that pupils have a full and detailed understanding of what is expected of them and how they need to approach the exam. This is an excellent assessment for learning strategy and it enables the teacher to make expectations clear....[ read full article ] »


AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 1 Section A Reading: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing »

rlsmedia | Friday September 18, 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, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing

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  • AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack

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What is Assessed

At the start of the learning journey share with pupils the assessment criteria as well as the expectations of the exam. It is important that pupils have a full and detailed understanding of what is expected of them and how they need to approach the exam. This is an excellent assessment for learning strategy and it...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 2 Section B Writing: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives »

rlsmedia | Monday August 31, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Dictionary & Grammar, Grammar, Hot Entries, Writing

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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...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 2 Section A Reading: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives »

rlsmedia | Monday August 31, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis, Media Analysis

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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 sources for the reading questions will be non-fiction and literary non-fiction texts. They will be drawn from the 19th century, and either...

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AQA GCSE English Language P2 Perspectives Travel Moderation »

Grainne Hallahan | Sunday May 31, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives

This resource takes two Language Paper Two extracts, and provides exemplar answers for every question, and every band, along with helpful explanations of how to interpret the mark scheme.

This could be used in a number of ways

Department Moderation

See video links to examiner talking you through this paper

  • As a mock paper for your whole cohort to sit, and the exemplar responses will mean that department marking will be accurate and consistent

In Class

  • In class when going through different responses to really focus on the difference between...
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AQA GCSE English Language P2 Perspectives Mark Scheme Travel Section B »

Grainne Hallahan | Sunday May 31, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives

Section B

‘Modern technology might have made the systems for travel better than ever; but the experience of travelling is now the worst it’s ever been.’

Write an article for a travel magazine in which you argue for or against this statement.

(24 marks for content and organisation and 16 marks for technical accuracy)

Level Skills - Upper and Lower

Lower Level 1

My opinion is that travelling thinks it is the worst its been and travelling now is discusting and awful and always a not nice experience because their is nothing but aggro on...

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AQA GCSE English Language P2 Perspectives Mark Scheme Travel Section A »

Grainne Hallahan | Sunday May 31, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives

Paper 2 Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives

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...
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GCSE English Language Live Scripts Paper 1 »

Chris Barcock
Monday April 30, 2018

Live Scripts

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New All Exam Boards GCSE English Language Paper 2 with indicative content and Exam papers »

Richard Gent
Thursday October 12, 2017

All Exam Boards

Live Scripts available for these exam papers for Eduqas and AQA exam boards. If you are interested in live scripts for Edexcel or OCR please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack »

Paul Dodd
Wednesday January 20, 2016

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of Education. They have been thoroughly reviewed...

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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack »

Paul Dodd
Tuesday January 19, 2016

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of Education. They have been thoroughly...

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Exam Paper Brothers »

Grainne Hallahan
Monday October 19, 2015

8700/1

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...
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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme Brothers Section B »

Grainne Hallahan
Monday October 19, 2015

Section B: Writing

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Write in full sentences.

You are reminded of the need to plan your answer.

You should leave enough time to check your work at the end.
You are going to enter a creative writing competition.
Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age.


Either:

Write a description suggested by this picture

Or:

Write a story about a person who is lost and cannot find their way home.

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Brothers »

Richard Gent
Sunday October 18, 2015

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