English Language Paper 1 Question Timing and Number of Points Needed Watch
How many Points/ Paragraphs are needed for each question?
(Info on what to include for the questions)
15 mins reading at the start
Q1: 4 mins (4 marks)
Q2: 9 mins (8 marks)
Q3: 9 mins (8 marks)
Q4: 23 mins (20 marks)
Q5: 45 mins (40 marks)
Read the extract. Q1 is easy. Do it quickly. Q2 is the use of language for effect in a short section of the text. Three paragraphs of coherent analysis with some inference should secure eight marks.
Q3 is the structure of the whole text and usually how this engages the reader. I'd advise referring to the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement model to ensure a full answer.
Then, Q4 carries twenty marks. Make sure you have at least twenty minutes to devote here (ideally a bit more). It'll be something like, 'A student said that.... How far do you agree?' personal opinions, perceptive analysis, original thoughts that are well supported with a range of evidence (devices and precise vocabulary) from the text.
Hopefully, you'll still have forty five minutes left to have fun with Q5.