How To Get A Good Grade In Paper 1 of the GCSE English Exam (grades 1-9)

How to get a good grade in paper 1 of the GCSE English exam (grades 1-9).

These pages contain helpful hints on how to answer the questions to gain top grades in the new English exam (which changed in 2017).

Many students may fall into the trap of writing good answers for the first three questions and then losing focus or running out of time on the last two questions. If students read these pages, they will see it is very important to know how the paper is organised, to time themselves and to write a well structured answer for questions, such as question 4, that are worth 20 marks.

In other words, these pages teach exam technique.


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Created: Apr 4, 2017

Updated: Aug 21, 2019

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