Taken from one of the many info sheets AQA have produced: Question 1 refers to the first source, called Item 1, and will test the candidates’ ability to retrieve information and ideas from the source text. This question addresses Assessment Objective AO2,i. Question 2 refers to the second of the sources, called Item 2, and will test candidates’ ability to understand and interpret presentational features such as headline, sub-headline, pictures and captions from the source text. This question addresses AO2,iii . Question 3 refers to the third source, called Item 3, and will test the candidates’ ability to understand and interpret meaning in the source text. This question addresses AO2,i. Question 4 refers to the third source together with one of the other sources chosen by the candidate. This tests the candidates’ ability to compare the effectiveness of language used by the writers in the source texts. This question addresses AO2,iii and AO2,i. It seems to imply that the format of the reading questions is set to be the same year-on-year. Is this true? If so, how are the marks made up or will that vary?