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GCSE Practice Paper in the style of Edexcel English Language Paper 1

In this assessment, students will be able to complete a timed GCSE English Language Paper 1 in the style of Edexcel.

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'GCSE Practice Paper in the style of Edexcel English Language Paper 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Language

GCSE Boards:   Pearson Edexcel

Curriculum topic:   GCSE Sample Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:   Paper 1

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This is a practice GCSE English Language Paper 1 in the style of Edexcel.


In the GCSE examination, you will complete your answers in a written answer booklet and you will be given a reading insert and question paper.


At EdPlace, you will be given both the reading insert and the questions together. You will also 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 need to manage your working effectively to ensure you have enough time to complete all questions.


This paper includes all questions types in the style of Edexcel. The guidance below is also in the style of Edexcel.




Paper 1 - Fiction and Imaginative Writing


Time allowed: 1 hour and 45 minutes


You must have:

Source A - the reading insert

Question paper (questions 1-6)



Answer all questions in Section A and ONE in Section B.

You should spend about 1 hour on Section A.

You should spend about 45 minutes on Section B. 

Answer questions in the spaces provided  - there may be more space than you need.



The total mark for this paper is 64.

The marks for each question are shown in brackets.  You should use this a guide as to how much time to spend on each question.

Questions labelled with an asterisk (*) are ones where the quality of your written communication will be assessed.  You should take particular care on these questions with your use of vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as clarity of expression.



Read each question carefully before you start to answer it. 

Check your answers if you have time at the end.




We have no affiliation to Edexcel and these questions represent our own unique content developed by EdPlace GCSE authors.

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