GCSE English Language Paper 1 - Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

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  • Created on: 19-06-17 20:20

How to approach each question

Start with Question 5! You should do this question for at least 45 mins.


24 marks for content and organisation - AO5

16 marks for technical accuracy - AO6

Q5. Write a description suggested by this picture:
(Picture the exam board provide)

Or: Writing a story 

10 mins PLAN: Choose your task

Structure: 

  • How will you write a powerful opening?
  • How can you link the ending back to this opening?
  • What will you focus on in each paragraph?

Narrative voice - Whose perspective will you write from?

What will you ''zoom in'' on for detail?

How can you change the focus?

Then begin to write - 30 minutes.

Last 5 minutes - CHECK + EDIT!

- Vocabulary check - have you chosen the best word? Could you be more ambitious in places. Change a word?

- Have you linked your ending back to the opening paragaph? 

- Have you used a variety of punctuation - more than just full stops, commas and capital letters? E.g ; ' ( ) ? !

- Have you used some complex sentences? E.g starting with a connective..

Despite...

Although...

Because...

As...

- Staring with an adverb

Unusually...

Silently...

Cautiously...

- Have you varied your paragraph lengths for effect?

Source A

Read for five mins - Highlight interesting words / phrases / structure as you read

Section A: Reading - 5 mins - Question 1

List four things from this part

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