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

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

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

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Language

GCSE Boards:   OCR

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 OCR.


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 also 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 spend roughly one hour on Section A and one hour on Section B.


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




Paper 1 - Communicating Information and Ideas


Time allowed: 2 hours



For this paper you must have:

Source A and Source B - both can be found on the reading insert page

the question paper (questions 1-6)



Answer all questions.

You must answer the questions in the spaces provided.

You must refer to Source A and B provided.

You must not use a dictionary.



The maximum marks for the questions are shown in brackets

The maximum mark for this paper is 80.

There are 40 marks for Section A and 40 marks for Section B.

You are reminded of the need for good English and clear presentation in your answers.

You will be assessed on the quality of your reading in Section A and your writing in Section B.



You are advised to spend about 15 minutes reading through the sources and all five questions you have to answer.

You are advised to plan your answer to question 5 before you start to write.

You should make sure you leave sufficient time to check your answers.




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

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