20 Exam-Style Questions – GCSE English Language Section A – Paper 1 (AQA)

20 Section A exam-style reading questions, created in a similar format to AQA’s English Language Paper 1. The extracts have been carefully selected from 20 popular and accessible novels (see below). Included is a pdf document with Section A (Paper 1) exam-style reading tasks, in conjunction with an accompanying PowerPoint which can be adapted. The PowerPoint includes a brief synopsis of each text, questions and a link to a film trailer. You can print the pdf document as a booklet, or individual pages when necessary. These exam-style questions, for Section A (Paper 1) can be used for mock examinations / pre-public examinations (PPEs) or revision.

Extracts come from the following novels: The BFG; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Skellig; Charlotte’s Web; Goodnight Mister Tom; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; The Jungle Book; Jurassic Park; Of Mice and Men; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; The Hunger Games; The Hobbit; The Fellowship of the Ring; Lord of the Flies; Me Before You; The Railway Children; Watership Down; The Secret Garden; and Treasure Island.

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Created: Jul 9, 2018

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