Created by an experienced prep school Head of English, this challenging 11+ style English paper is based on the opening section of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The paper contains a text extract for the pupils to read, a reading comprehension section, a writing section and a full mark scheme. This paper was devised for a high ability Year 6 English group to tackle in a one hour sitting, but could also be used by high ability children across Years 5 - 7. The reading comprehension section states the number of marks available for each of the nine challenging questions, and the mark scheme gives detailed instructions for awarding marks. This resource could be used in class or as a homework activity.