AQA GCSE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REVISION

LANGUAGE PAPER 1 & 2

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

 

All texts in the examination will be unseen.

 

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

What's assessed

Section A: Reading

  • one literature fiction text

Section B: Writing

  • descriptive or narrative writing

Assessed

  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

  • 80 marks

  • 50% of GCSE

 

Questions

 

Reading (40 marks) (25%)– one single text

  • 1 short form question (1 x 4 marks)

  • 2 longer form questions (2 x 8 marks)

  • 1 extended question (1 x 20 marks)

Writing (40 marks) (25%)

  • 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives

What's assessed

 

Section A: Reading

  • one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text

Section B: Writing

  • writing to present a viewpoint

 

Assessed

  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

  • 80 marks

  • 50% of GCSE

 

Questions

 

Reading (40 marks) (25%) – two linked texts

  • 1 short form question (1 x 4 marks)

  • 2 longer form questions (1 x 8, 1 x 12 marks)

  • 1 extended question (1 x 16 marks)

Writing (40 marks) (25%)

  • 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

AQA Language Paper 1

AQA Language Paper 1 - Past Papers

AQA Language Paper 2

AQA Language Paper 2 - Past Papers

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