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GCSE Practice Paper in the style of AQA English Literature Paper 1

This is a GCSE practice paper in the style of AQA English Literature Paper 1.

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'GCSE Practice Paper in the style of AQA English Literature Paper 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA

Curriculum topic:   GCSE Sample Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:   Paper 1

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This is a practice GCSE English Literature Paper 1 in the style of AQA.


In the GCSE examination, you may complete your answers in a written answer booklet or on a computer. At EdPlace, you will type your answers manually into onscreen boxes and use marking criteria to grade your answers afterwards.


The time is set for 1 hour and 45 minutes (105 minutes), but you can keep working once the timer has run out. You are advised to spend roughly forty-five minutes on each section (A and B) and allow fifteen minutes to check your answers.


Important:  This question paper contains all text choices. Although there are 13 questions in the paper, you will only need to answer two: one from Section A  and one from Section B.

Use the contents list (located on the first page) to work out which questions you need. You can return to check it at any time. Once you have finished your answers and checked them through, go back to the contents page and check the box to complete the assessment. 




Paper 1 - Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel


Time allowed: 1 hour and 45 minutes



You must answer the questions in the spaces provided.

Answer one question from Section A and one question from Section B.

You must not use a dictionary.



The maximum marks for questions are shown in brackets.

The maximum mark for this paper is 64.

AO4 will be assessed in Section A. There are four marks available for AO4 in Section A in addition to 30 marks for answering the question.

AO4 assesses the following skills: using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

There are 30 marks for Section B.



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