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English Language (GCSE): Paper 1 - Fiction

Paper 1

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing 

Paper 1 makes up 50% of your overall grade in GCSE English Language.

Section A is four questions on an unseen 20th or 21st Century prose fiction text. Section B is a writing task.


Fiction means: 

A creative piece of art, literature or drama that is imagined and isn't necessarily based on fact. 

The resources below will help you practise and build skills in reading and writing imaginatively, and with a wide vocabulary, so you can succeed in English Language exam paper 1. 

Exam Paper 1: Reading section

Fiction books

Exam preparation 

Exam Paper 1: Writing section