Evening all, These questions must have been asked before (many times) although I cannot find any threads through searching. Is there a way to search by a date range, too? 1) What are the question types/triplets for the two writing questions on the English Language paper? Although they were explain/describe/inform and argue/persuade/advise, I seem to have the notion that AQA pared them down to the just two types. What is the current standing? 2) How long would have your students plan each task? I would say a minimum of 5 minutes. The AQA standardisation materials seem to suggest no planning at all (inasmuch as their highest marked exemplar has no evidence of planning) which isn't something I want my students to follow. 3) Was it sunny for you? Had a marking break today running on the beach watching tourists sitting in traffic jams. Thanks for your advice.