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Letting Memories Surface in your Writing.

When it comes to the writing question on Paper 1 of the AQA GCSE English Language examination, there’ll be a  photograph provided which you’ll be asked to use as the basis for your written response. The exam board is putting a clear focus on the image itself as your main source of ideas.  But don’t…

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Making a Start with the Descriptive Writing Question

AQA have made it clear that you may not have a choice between Descriptive and Narrative Writing for Question 5 on Paper 1 of their GCSE English Language examination. So it’s really important that you feel ready to tackle Descriptive Writing just in case that’s all that’s available on the exam paper. Students often seem…

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Making a Start with the Structure Question

You rattled through Paper 1,  Question 1 listing four details as instructed. This was a straightforward information retrieval question and there’s no reason, carelessness aside, why you shouldn’t get the full 4 marks. Next, you tackled Question 2 and this was definitely as little harder. The question began with the word How so you knew you had…

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Recent Student Feedback

We’re proud of the work we do and that’s why we always like to receive student feedback. Here are some recent comments from a range of Year 11 students who are all studying for the GCSE English Language examination. One student reported valuing the work done to help familiarise him with the questions he’ll be…

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