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Taming the Beast of the GCSE English Language Paper

Taming the Beast of the GCSE English Language Paper

A different beast in a different zoo

Like a juicy little nut that needs to be opened, the new Language paper landed in our inboxes in 2015, quite a different beast compared to its predecessor.

Questions on image? GONE. 19th Century texts? IN. Less text, more writing. More questions. A story! Quite a different beast indeed. We’re not even talking about the same zoo.

When I begun to prepare to teach I felt quite lost. I was finding that my previous resources were useless. Even the smartest adaptions couldn’t save them. We would need to start from scratch, and we would need to get scientific about it.

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