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AQA GCSE English Language Specimen Papers

AQA GCSE English Language specimen papers are now available. Download them asap and use them in your exam preparation.

Included here are links to the AQA GCSE English Language specimen Question Papers (QP), Inserts (INS) and Mark Schemes (MS). As these are specimen papers (and have never been set as formal exams) there are neither Examiner Reports (ER) nor Grade Boundaries.

Further full sets of sample papers, with reading texts, are also available to buy: Revise AQA Practice Papers, CGP AQA Practice Papers

Paper 1 – Practice

Paper 1 – Assess

Paper 2 – Practice

Paper 2 – Assess

The Process

Start with the Question Papers and Inserts. Set the exact time on the clock, put away all distractions and complete the practice exam. Or, you may prefer to divide the exam and complete each section separately.

Then, download the Mark Schemes and use them to help you understand how well you’ve done. It is true that Mark Schemes can be difficult to interpret but there will be some useful information if you persevere with them.

Your tutor/teacher may also be happy to mark your answers. However, be sure to give them a copy of the exam script so they don’t have to guess which text and task you are responding to!

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Published by Edward Mooney

I am a highly qualified and experienced English tutor based in the UK. I founded this site in 2019 to help students of GCSE English learn how to reach their full potential.