Language Exam Past Papers

Attached are the papers you have sat in the June and October mock exams for English Language.

June Mock (GCSE)

GCSE Lang Insert

GCSE Lang Mark Scheme

GCSE Lang Paper

October Mock (GCSE)

GCSE Insert

GCSE Mark Scheme

GCSE Paper

See here for CiGCSE papers.

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GCSE Language in Year 10

Writing

We start off in Year 10 studying a play, An Inspector Calls, but we will also be covering various Language skills to ensure that you are prepared for your exam in Year 11 as well as the mock exams you will have along the way.

This term, our focus will be on question 3 of the first reading paper which will have you analysing structure and patterns of ideas. You will also be practising writing narratives using an image as a stimulus.

Mock Exam in October

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You will be sitting another mock exam in English Language in October, before the half term break. This will be the same format as the mock you sat last June. The exam is 2 hours 15 minutes. It has 4 reading questions which will require you to demonstrate the various reading skills based on 3 written sources. Then in the writing section of the paper, you will have 2 questions which will ask you to write to explain/inform/describe (question 5) and write to persuade/argue (question 6).

Advice on how to approach these questions can be found here.

Year 11 – The Final Push!

Shakespeare-Staging-the-World

We will be starting this year focussing on finishing off your controlled assessments for the GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature courses as well as preparing you for your next mock English Language exam which is coming up in October, just before half term.

The coursework deadline is Christmas so it is important that you use all your class time effectively along with any additional intervention sessions offered by your class teacher. If you have any concerns about any of your controlled assessments, whether complete or not, speak to your class teacher without delay.