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GCSE Practice Paper in the style of Eduqas English Language Paper 2

In this assessment, students will be able to complete a timed GCSE English Language Paper 2 in the style of Eduqas..

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'GCSE Practice Paper in the style of Eduqas English Language Paper 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Language

GCSE Boards:   Eduqas

Curriculum topic:   GCSE Sample Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:   Paper 2

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This is a practice GCSE English Language Paper 2 in the style of Eduqas.


In the GCSE examination, you may complete your answers in a written answer booklet or on a computer. You will be given a question paper and a separate reading insert. 


At EdPlace, you will be given both reading insert and the questions together. You will type your answers manually into onscreen boxes and use marking criteria to grade your answers afterwards.


The time is set for 2 hours (120 minutes) but you can keep working once the timer has run out. You are advised to manage your time effectively to ensure you allow enough time for both sections.


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




Paper 2 - 19th and 21st Century Non-fiction Reading and Transactional / Persuasive Writing


Time allowed: 2 hours


Additional Materials

For this paper you must have:

READING MATERIALS: TEXT 1 and TEXT 2 - both can be found on the reading insert page (1)

the question paper - found on the pages that follow


Instructions to Candidates

Answer all questions in Section A and B.

You must answer the questions in the spaces provided.

You are advised to spend your time as follows: Section A - 10 minutes reading / 50 minutes answering questions, and Section B - 30 minutes per question (5 minutes planning and 25 minutes writing).

You must not use a dictionary.


Information for Candidates

Section A: 40 marks / Section B: 40 marks

The number of marks is given at the end of each question in brackets.​



Read each question carefully before you start to answer it.

Check your answers if you have time at the end.



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