AQA GCSE English Language 9-1 Paper 1 Overview

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  • AQA GCSE English Language 9-1 Paper 1
    • Question 1
      • Explicit information
      • 4 Marks
      • Spend 5 Minutes
      • Lines are given to find answers
      • DON'T OVER COMPLICATE ANSWERS
    • Only 1 Source
      • Read and analyse source before answering question
        • 15 Minutes
      • The source is always fictional
    • Question 2
      • 10 Miuntes
      • Analyse language
        • WORD TYPES: noun, adjective verb, adverb,etc.
        • LANGUAGE DEVICES: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, sibilance, etc
        • SENTENCE TYPES: Question, statement, exclamation and imperative
      • 8 Marks
      • 2 - 3 paragraphs
    • Question 3
      • 10 minutes
      • 2 - 3 Paragraphs
      • Analyse how the structure of the text interests you
        • Is there a change in focus/place and time?
        • Is there dialogue?
        • Use of punctuation?
        • How are the paragraphs presented? Short/Long?
      • 8 Marks
    • Question 4
      • 20 Minutes
      • 20 Marks
      • 4 Paragraphs
      • Do you agree with the statement?
      • Evaluate language and structural features
    • Question 5
      • 30 Minutes
      • Choose between:
        • Describing a Picture
          • Use MAPSOR5: M=metaphor A=alliteration P=personification S=simile O=onomatopoeia R=repetition 5=five senses
        • Writing a Story
          • Exam board normally give you a theme to write about.
          • Still use MAPSOR5
      • 6+ Paragraphs
      • 40 Marks

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