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Published: 07/05/2019
KS4 | Reading
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Practice questions using an extract from 'Hard Times': AQA English Language Paper 1

A set of practice exam questions suitable for students sitting AQA Paper 1: Explorations in creative reading and writing.


The extract is from the start of the novel, featuring Chapter 1 and the first part of Chapter 2: 

NOW, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. 


Questions follow the format of the reading section from the AQA exam, featuring the four questions assessing AO1, AO2 and AO4. Suggested answers are also included.

Please note that Hard Times was published in 1854, while the paper itself will include an extract from the 20th or 21st century.


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