Exam Structure

A summary of the exams

How many exams are there?
2
1 of 19
How long do you have to complete Paper 1?
1 hour 45 minutes
2 of 19
How many marks is Paper 1 worth?
64 marks
3 of 19
What percentage of the GCSE does Paper 1 represent?
40%
4 of 19
What is the questions about in Section 1 on Paper 1?
a Shakespeare play
5 of 19
What is the question about in Section 2 on Paper 1?
an essay question on a 19th century novel
6 of 19
How long do you have to complete Paper 2?
2 hours 15 minutes
7 of 19
How many marks are available on Paper 2?
96 marks
8 of 19
What percentage of the GCSE does Paper 2 make up?
60%
9 of 19
How many sections are on Paper 2?
three
10 of 19
What is the first section on Paper 2 about?
a question asking about a modern text
11 of 19
What is Section B about on Paper 2?
A poetry cluster
12 of 19
What is Section C asking about on Paper 2?
Unseen Poetry
13 of 19
What do you have to do in Paper 2 Section C?
analyse and compare the two unseen poems
14 of 19
For the first section in Paper 2, what are you asked to write?
An essay
15 of 19
What is AO1?
Give your own thoughts and opinions on the text and back up your interpretations using evidence from the text
16 of 19
What is AO2?
Explain how the writers use language, structure and form, and what effect this has on the reader. Use technical terms to support your analysis
17 of 19
What is AO3?
Show that you understand how the text relates to the context in which it was written or set
18 of 19
What is AO4?
Use a range of sentence structures and vocab, so your writing is clear and effective. Write accurately, paying attention to SPaG
19 of 19

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How long do you have to complete Paper 1?

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1 hour 45 minutes

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How many marks is Paper 1 worth?

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Card 4

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What percentage of the GCSE does Paper 1 represent?

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What is the questions about in Section 1 on Paper 1?

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