Lots of teachers and colleagues I’ve met recently have been asking about resourcing for the new specification. There seems to be a lot of anxiety about Paper 1 Q4 on the new AQA English Language spec.

How about revisiting all of the lovely part to whole extracts from current spec GCSE Literature? The whole world seems to have taught Of Mice and Men forever, but think of all those other texts where someone has thoughtfully selected passages from other novels and short stories, specifically designed for ‘What’ and ‘How’ questions.

Using the Paper 1 Question 4 stems, you could write your own questions using the old spec Lit passages, and even take the focus of the question from the existing ones. Ta dah!


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