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GCSE English Paper 1 Writing

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by annert1, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. annert1

    annert1 New commenter

    I am new to GCSE tutoring and I am wondering if there is a site where quality examples can be viewed for GCSE English Language paper 1 Q5 - the creative writing question. The boy I am working with is doing AQA and is really struggling to understand what is required of him.
    I have found a couple of good videos on YouTube with examples, but that is about all.
    Any ideas would be gratefully received, please. (I am trained as Primary and have expertise in year 6 English requirements, but not GCSE.)
    Thank you.
  2. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    Ask his school for past paper examples is your best bet, though as the qualification has only been going since 2017
    1) there aren't that many
    2) as they will want to use at least one as a mock exam, they probably won't want to give you many/any
  3. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    The awarding body's Principal Examiner's reports on the examination might be helpful to you. If you can't access them from the AQA website, perhaps the school could provide copies.
  4. jiin71

    jiin71 New commenter

    Here on TES there's a free resource - Told by Teachers (or similar) which has a huge range of responses to Paper 1 Q5 specifically written to demonstrate how to hit the AOs.
    blueskydreaming likes this.

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