This scheme of work is designed to develop some of the skills required for the Paper 2 non-fiction English Language exam, including both Reading and Writing skills as well as the creative writing section of Paper 1. It takes a number of key extracts from Joe Simpson’s ‘Touching the Void’ as the basis for language study and as models for good descriptive writing. I have used it with my current Year 10 group who have enjoyed and engaged with it. All resources including extracts and planning frames for the three key pieces of writing are included as word documents. This was planned for the AQA paper however it is suitable for other GCSE exam boards such as Edexcel which have similar style exam papers.