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AQA English Language Paper 1 Revision

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AQA English Language Paper 1 Breakdown

  • Reading the text
  • Answering question 1
  • Answering question 2
  • Answering question 3
  • Answering question 4
  • Answering question 5
  • Tips and tricks
  • AQA English Language Paper 1 revision resources

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Reading The Text

  • Suggested time spent: 15 minutes

What will I need to do?

Read an extract from a 20 th or 21st-century piece of fiction (novel or short story). Any particularly unusual words will be marked with an asterisk and explained in a glossary at the bottom of the text.

  • Don’t skim through the text first time round – make sure you read it carefully.
  • If there are any words or phrases you don’t understand, try to use their context in the writing to work out their meaning.
  • Remember that you can write on the text as you go through it. Annotate your text carefully.
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English Language Reading Paper 1: Question 1

  • Worth: 4 marks
  • Suggested time spent: 4 minutes
  • Assessed via: AO1
  • Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise evidence from different texts.

Locate four specific pieces of information, such as a description, from the text. There may be more than four available, and the information may be surface meaning (such as a fact) or implied meaning (such as a suggestion or hint). You can use specific quotations from the text or your own words, or both.

  • Read the question very carefully – the examiner is looking for particular things.
  • Use the line references. Only look at the section of text you are asked to consider.
  • Only give four pieces of information – this is a four-mark question, so don’t spend a long time on it.
  • Make sure that your points are different – don’t say the same thing in different ways!
  • Read carefully for implied meaning.
  • Make sure you take your information from the text – don’t attempt to answer from memory!

English Language Reading Paper 1: Question 2

  • Worth: 8 marks
  • Suggested time spent: 8 minutes
  • Assessed via: AO2
  • Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views.

Identify and analyse how the writer uses words, phrases, and language features to create particular effects. You will need to quote from the text directly and you will need to explain how the quotations you have chosen make your points.

  • Make sure you refer to language throughout your answer – try to use the vocabulary you have learned to discuss literary techniques.
  • Use the line references to get to the appropriate piece of text quickly.
  • Highlight on the text words or phrases you think you may use in your answer.
  • Remember to use short, precise quotations from the text.
  • It’s not enough to just identify the techniques being used – you must explain how they are effective.
  • The following phrases may be useful when writing your answer:
  • The writer / narrator uses / refers to / employs…
  • The writer / narrator builds / creates / develops…
  • The writer / narrator creates a mood / atmosphere / sense / feeling of…
  • The use of simile / metaphor / personification creates a sense of…

English Language Reading Paper 1: Question 3

  • Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support your views.

Identify and analyse how the writer uses structural devices to create particular effects. You will need to quote from the text directly and you will need to explain how the quotations you have chosen make your points. Structural features can be:

  • Whole text: eg. beginnings / endings / perspective shifts;
  • Paragraph level: eg. topic change / aspects of cohesion;
  • Sentence level when they contribute to the whole structure.
  • Make sure you refer to elements of structure throughout your answer – these include the form and type of sentences, the way the story and plot are put together and where and how certain types of words are used.
  • Consider different ways to approach structure with this resource pack.
  • The use of short sentences / ellipsis / longer sentences creates a sense of…
  • The pace / rhythm of the text increases/decreases here so that…

English Language Reading Paper 1: Question 4

  • Worth: 20 marks
  • Suggested time spent: 20 minutes
  • Assessed via: AO4
  • Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.

Evaluate how successful the writer has been throughout a section of the text. This will involve referring to language and structural devices the writer uses, but you will also need to show how the writer builds an effect over the course of the piece. Your answer will need to have an overview of the text supplied, as well as an understanding of specific details. You will need to give a personal opinion. You will need to use quotations in your answer.

  • Use specific quotations from the text.
  • Make sure you consider the question. This will often be a quotation from another student or teacher giving their impressions of the text. You must explain how and why you agree or disagree with this impression.
  • Think about how the text changes throughout the section specified – how does the author take the reader on an emotional or psychological journey?
  • Remember to refer to the reader – what impression does the author make on them?
  • Make sure your answer is personal – you are offering a judgement – but it must be firmly backed up by the text.
  • Don’t criticise the author too much – the text is likely to be regarded as a classic of English literature!
  • The reader is given the impression that…
  • This is effective because…
  • This creates a feeling of… by…

English Language Reading Paper 1: Question 5

  • Worth: 40 marks
  • Suggested time spent: 45 minutes
  • Assessed via: A05 and AO6

AO5 (24 marks):

  • Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences;
  • Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.

AO6 (16 marks):

  • Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Write an engaging, imaginative fiction piece which could be based on your real experiences or entirely made up. It should be appropriate to the purpose, audience and form stated in the task. One of the tasks will include an image which you will be asked to use as a stimulus for your piece.

  • Make sure your piece is carefully structured – take two minutes to plan it first.
  • Use a wide range of vocabulary, sentence structures and literary devices – this is your opportunity to show off!
  • Make sure you have read the question carefully – it’s important that your writing fits the task given.
  • Take great care with spelling, punctuation and grammar – 16 marks are available for technical accuracy.
  • Print out a Section B support guide.

Try including some of the following literary techniques in your writing:

  • Alliteration
  • Emotive language
  • Juxtaposition
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Personification

When you know the time of your exam, work out what the timings for each question will be.

For example, if the exam begins at 1.30pm:

If you miss your timings, don’t panic. Move to the next question quickly – you can always return to the previous one if you have time at the end.

Read the text provided carefully. If you’re unsure of what some of the words mean, try to work out their meanings by looking at their context in the sentence.

Remember to read for implied meaning, as well as surface meaning.

Read the questions very carefully. If need be, underline key words so you are sure what you are being asked.

Look at the marks available and adapt your response accordingly. There is no point writing two pages for a eight mark question and half a page for a twenty mark question.

Write on your copy of the text if you want to. This is your exam paper – annotate and highlight as you need.

Keep quotations short – a few words at most.

Try to integrate quotations into your sentences.

Never criticise an author. You can evaluate their work, using evidence from the text, but do not make sweeping statements about whether you personally like or dislike the text.

Plan your written task – a spider diagram, list or flow chart will help you to create cohesion in your writing.

Pay attention to your spelling, punctuation and grammar. This is worth 16 marks in Section B of the exam. Don’t make silly mistakes, such as forgetting to use capital letters correctly.

Check your work carefully when you have finished. Use every minute you have!

Believe in yourself. You are prepared and YOU CAN DO THIS!

AQA English Language Paper 1 Revision Resources

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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 – Revision Guide

Welcome to the ultimate revision guide for the AQA GCSE English Language paper 1. In this guide we’ve collected all of the best advice from our experienced English tutors. We tell you what to expect from each question, how to get top marks and how to revise. We’ve also linked to some practice papers. Follow the advice in this guide and you will have everything you need to ace the exams. 

To begin with, let’s address and popular myth. We hear many students saying things like: “you don’t need to revise for English language because you’re given the extract on the day”; or even that “you can’t revise for English language”. Believe me – nothing could be further from the truth. You absolutely need to revise for GCSE English language and following a few simple steps can make all of the difference. Overall you need to: 

  • understand what each of the papers will be like;
  • know what the examiner wants from you on each question; and
  • do lots of practice questions – marking your own work to improve further. 

Check out our revision guide for AQA English language paper 2 as well to make sure you’re confident with both papers.

For focused help and support with your GCSE English Language revision, why not try a lesson with one of our expert online tutors? They’ll deliver personalised lessons for you to help you achieve your potential in the exams. Contact us today to book your trial lesson.

Overview of the paper

Language paper 1 is all about exploring creative reading and writing. You’ll be looking at an example of a fiction text and doing some creative writing. You will need to answer five questions, separated into two sections. In section A you are asked four questions about a fiction extract from the 20th or 21st centuries. In section B you answer one question form a choice of two, where you demonstrate your own creative writing skills.  

You will have 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete the paper. There are 80 marks at stake, which contributes towards 50% of your GCSE English Language grade.

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AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A

Read the text carefully – spend 15 mins here.

It’s really important to take some time at the beginning to carefully read the extract in full. You should:

  • spend 15 minutes reading the text in detail;
  • read it carefully, do not skim read the text; and
  • annotate the text to highlight any important parts.

Question 1 – list 4 things – spend 5 mins here

Question 1 should hopefully be quite straightforward for you. You will be asked to find four specific bits of information (such as a description of something) from a specific part of the text. It’s likely there will be more than four pieces of information available, so you’ll have plenty to choose from. You can either put your answers in your own words, or quote directly from the text.

The key things to remember are:

  • read the question carefully;
  • only refer to the specific section of the text in the question;
  • don’t spend too long on the question. Get your four points down, get the four marks in the bag and then move on.

Question 2 – language analysis – spend 10 mins here

Question 2 is worth 8 marks and is all about language analysis. There is quite a lot to do in a short space of time. You will be asked to analyse how the writer has used language to achieve something. Consider how the following things help to create the specific effect set out in the question:

  • any uses of interesting words and phrases;
  • language techniques; and
  • sentence forms

Make sure you use well selected quotations directly from the text and explain how these quotes show your points. Aim to make four clear points across two paragraphs. Each time, make your point, provide a good quotation and explain how the techniques or use of language creates the effect set out in the question. Ensure you only refer to language in your answer (you won’t get any marks for commenting on structure here). Use plenty of the technical vocabulary you have learnt at school.

Question 3 – structural analysis – spend 10 mins here

This is a tough one as students tend to spend more time at school looking at language features than structure. Again, there’s a lot to do in this question in a short space of time. You will be asked to identify and analyse how the writer uses structural features to achieve a specific effect. 

Your analysis of structure here should focus on shifts – or continuity – in focus across a whole text. Look, for example, at what the writer focuses on at the beginning, how that focus changes during the main body of the text and then how they end the piece. Look for shifts in focus, changes in perspective or elements of continuity. Use quotations directly from the text to demonstrate the structure point and then explain how the quote proves your point.

You need to identify the structural feature and analyse how it is effective. Again, look to make four clear points across two paragraphs. Make the point on structure, prove it with a quotation and then explain how your quote proves your point.

Do not analyse language in this question – you won’t get any marks for talking about language in question 3. 

Question 4 – evaluate texts critically – spend 20 mins here

This is the big one in section A – there are 20 marks available. Everything is in scope here. They expect you to analyse both language and structure. You need to evaluate how successfully language and structural points build a particular effect. 

You’ll be given a statement from a student about the extract and asked about the extent to which you agree with it. In your answer you need to evaluate how successful the writer has been in achieving the points raised in the question. This will include your own interpretation. 

The key points to remember are:

  • identify language and structural features;
  • use quotations from the text to demonstrate these features;
  • analyse how the quotation proves your point;
  • evaluate how successfully this achieves the effect from the question;
  • focus on the specifics of the question; and
  • provide your own clear opinion of how far you agree with the statement in the question. 

Top tip – remember to refer to the effects on the reader. What do they think about what they’re reading. Think about what your opinion is, explain it and back it up with evidence.  

You can find even more great revision guides, advice and practice questions on our free resources page.

AQA English Language GCSE Paper 1 Section B

Question 5 – creative writing task – spend 45 mins here.

Question 5 is an extended creative writing task. There are a lot of marks available here, so you should spend around 45 minutes answering the question. You will get a choice of two questions – either writing a descriptive piece based on a picture, or writing part of a story on a given topic. 

There are 40 marks at stake. 24 marks are available for the content (so how effectively and imaginatively you write using a range of language and structural techniques). 16 marks are available for good old SPAG (spelling punctuation and grammar), so make sure you use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Put simply you need to write a quality, engaging, imaginative piece of fiction. You could use an experience as inspiration, or completely make everything up. Make sure your writing is appropriate to the specific purpose and audience set out in the question. Make sure you really show the examiner what you can do. Use plenty of different language techniques and a variety of vocabulary and sentence forms.

Top tip – spend 5 minutes planning your answer. Write a simple bullet point list planning each of your paragraphs. Make a note of any interesting language technique ideas that spring to mind. This will really help make he most of your writing time. 

How to revise for your AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 exam

Once you’ve read this revision guide you should have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the paper and what the examiner wants to see from you. Now you need to practice the skills we’ve discussed in this guide. The best way to do that is by doing as many past and specimen exam questions as possible. You can find all of the available past AQA exam papers here .

We also offer expert online tuition to provide personalised support with learning and revision. We’ll help you to achieve your full potential with your exams. Simply contact us and we’ll provide some free advice and set up a lesson with the perfect tutor for you.

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1.Read the given text:   10   M arks

(1) Starting Monday, the country's low-cost Mars mission with the red planet for an extended period will enter the blackout phase snapping communication with the satellite. From June 8 to 22 the Sun will block Mars from the Earth snapping communication with the satellite.

(2)A senior Indian Space Research Organization official said. "That will be for the first time that there will be communication break for such a long period of about 15 days. During this period there will be no communication with the satellite, he added.

(3)Expressing confidence about regaining control over the satellite once the blackout phase is over, he said, "the scenario had been tested and the line of communication will be established" The spacecraft's life has been extended for another six months in March due to surplus fuel.

(4)Stating that the spacecraft has been "configured for the blackout, the ISRO official said, "we are not sending any commands to the spacecraft now; till 8 June few hours of signals will be sent by the spacecraft that will be for about two to three hours per day" In May next year, the mission will have to go through a similar phase once there is another extension of mission life when the Earth will come between the Sun and Mars.

(5)Scripting  space history, India on September 24 last successfully placed its low-cost Mars spacecraft in orbit around the red planet in its very first attempt, breaking into an elite club of three countries.

Based on your understanding of the extract, answer the questions below:

(i) Infer one reason for the following based on information in paragraph 1:

The blackout phase is significant---------------------

(ii) Choose the appropriate option to fill in the blank.

From paragraph 1&2, we can infer that there will be………………….

1.no communication with the people.

2. blackout phase

3. satellite will get no communication

4. moon will block the earth

5. the communication break will be for 15 days

(A) 1.2&3

(B) 1,3&4

(C) 2,3&5

(D) 3,4&5

(iii) According to ISRO official till 8 June, when Sun will block Mars……………. Signal/signals per day will be sent to the spacecraft

(B) considerable

(C) indefinite

(D) only few

(iv) Complete the following sentence.

(iv) The ISRO officials are............. about their control over the spacecraft after the blackout phase.

(A) Doubtful

(B) Apprehensive

(C) Confident

(D) jittery

(v) The spacecraft's life was extended by six months because of

(A) extra fuel

(B) incomplete work

(C) lack of communication amongst ISRO officials

(D) technical problems in its landing

(vi) Read the following sentence:

(a) The blackout was a sudden development.

(b) Because of this, the officials are very nervous about the success of the spacecraft.

(A) Both (A) & (B) are true

(B) Both (A) & (B) are false.

(C) (A) is true and (B) is false.

(D) (A) is false and (B) is true.

(vii) Find the word  in the 1st para which means the same as ‘a sudden break’…………..

(viii) Throw light on India's script in space history in about 40 words.

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