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GCSE English

GCSE English

Paper 1

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Timing:

Timing:

2 hours allowed in total

Section A: Tests Reading Skills

allow 40 minutes

Section B: Tests Writing Skills

allow 30 minutes for B1

allow 50 minutes for B2

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Section A: Reading

Section A: Reading

Two extracts Literature

Standard comprehension questions

Looks at :

Character

Meaning

Language

Thoughts & Feelings

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Finding Information

Finding Information

Firstly - read the text really carefully

Secondly - read question to make sure you understand exactly what it's asking you

Thirdly - use skimming and scanning skills and annotate the text by underlining or highlighting

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PEE

PEE

Point

Evidence (a quotation) and

Explanation

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PEE: Connectives

PEE: Connectives

Supporting an idea:

However . therefore . because . but . and . furthermore also . in addition . then . as well as . next . whereas . in contrast . later . at first . similarly .

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PEE: Connectives

PEE: Connectives

Explaining an idea:

This implies . this suggests . which gives the impression that . this shows . this clearly shows . possibly . perhaps . this indicates that . obviously . this conveys to the reader that .

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Questions: Character

Questions: Character

Focus Show that you understand how the writer creates characters using language

Explain and comment on words / sentences and why a writer has chosen them

Eg: If she could only cry now, cry for a long time over everything Shows she is emotional, yet reserved, through the choice of the conditional verb if and the repetition of the word cry

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Questions: Meaning

Questions: Meaning

Focus: how the writer conveys emotions and atmosphere through the choices of language and literary devices

E.g. Frank found himself advancing alone through a wall of fog The writer shows horror by highlighting isolation and using a metaphor for the weather which affects Franks vision

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Questions: Language

Questions: Language

Focus show you understand how a writer uses language for effect

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