Loading please wait

OCR GCSE Content of Reading Information and Ideas practice papers

OCR split their English Language GCSE across two equally weighted papers. Both have a time-limit of two hours. Paper 1 focuses on non-fiction texts. Students must compare two texts, one from the 19th century and one from the 20th or 21st centuries, and then produce some non-fiction writing. Paper 2 focuses on literary prose texts. It requires students to compare two fiction extracts and produce a piece of creative writing. All texts used are unseen, which means students will probably not have encountered them before. There is also an internally assessed speaking and listening component which is unweighted.

EdPlace’s GCSE exam-style questions and practice papers help your child hone their exam-technique and prepare them for anything the exam may throw at them.

Coming soon!

Our English Language Reading GCSE revision resources and practice papers are designed to help your child become their best future self by giving them the tools they need to succeed in their GCSEs. Imagine a revision book that matches your child’s schooling, progresses them at the right level, and therefore improves their topic knowledge by 150%...that’s EdPlace! All exam-style questions and practice papers are tailored to exam boards and cover all topics used in AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas specifications; 

  • Critical reading and comprehension: identifying and interpreting themes, ideas and information

  • Critical reading and comprehension: reading in different ways for different purposes, comparing and evaluating

  • Critical reading and comprehension: drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence

  • Critical reading and comprehension: supporting a point of view by referring to evidence within the text

  • Critical reading and comprehension: identifying bias and misuse of evidence 

  • Critical reading and comprehension: reflecting critically and evaluatively on text

  • Critical reading and comprehension: recognising the possibility of different responses to a text

  • Summary and synthesis: identifying the main theme or themes

  • Summary and synthesis: summarising ideas and information from a single text

  • Summary and synthesis: synthesising from more than one text 

  • Evaluation of a writer's choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features: explaining and illustrating 

  • Evaluation of a writer's choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features: analysing and evaluating

  • Comparing texts


How to ace GCSEs with EdPlace

We know first hand how overwhelming 9-1 GCSEs can be, so we’re here to help clear the waters! The introductory years - often starting as early as year 9 - are all about building comprehension and confidence in each topic, progressing up to exam technique, revision and practice in year 11.

To help you support your child best, all our resources are aligned to exam boards AQA, Pearson Edexcel, OCR and Eduqas. We also focus on progressive leveling, starting at an introductory level and working up to exam-style questions and practice papers - all available at your fingertips in the EdPlace app.

Learn the skills using our resources, practise what you’ve learnt with our exam-style questions and test for exam readiness with our practice papers - success!

Get started for free

Help your child get ahead in their GCSEs


Are you looking to set up a school or business invoice account? Request access

Already have an account? Login here

"Since using EdPlace I have noticed my son’s confidence in maths and English. I am so happy that I found this website and would recommend all parents to use EdPlace for their children." Fay

"Great platform, I saw a dramatic improvement in my son’s progress within as little as a month." Ellie Storey

"I am so pleased I came across EdPlace, invaluable, and easy to navigate. Great value for money. A great asset." Jenny H

There’s a parent and student app for that. Get the app.

IOS google-play

Thousands of GCSE English, maths and science activities

Thousands of English, maths, science GCSE revision activities created by teachers accelerate your child’s learning with our learn, practise and test approach. Our core activities are designed to develop the skills they’re learning in school to build your child’s confidence. With our exam-style questions and practice papers, we’ll then help them revise for exam success and beyond.

Try an activityarrow
  • educational
  • bettfutures
  • cxa
  • pta
  • era2016
  • BDA award
  • Explore LearningTuition Partner
  • tacm