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AQA English Language Past Papers

Specimens for new specifications (2014)

8700/1 Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading and writing

Specimen 2014

Question Paper includes extract 

from Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

8700/2 Paper 2 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

Specimen 2014

Question Paper

8700/2 Paper 2 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

Specimen 2014

Insert includes newspaper article entitled "Could you do your child's homework?" and two letters from the 1820s.

June 2017

8700/1 Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading and writing

June 2017

Question Paper

8700/1 Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading and writing

June 2017

Insert includes extract from The Tiredness of Rosabel by Katherine Mansfield

8700/2 Paper 2 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

June 2017

Question Paper

8700/2 Paper 2 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

June 2017

Insert includes a newspaper article entitled "How can my son be a year old already?" and Boy Lost, an extract from a Victorian newspaper

November 2017

8700/1 Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading and writing

November 2017

Question Paper

8700/1 Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading and writing

November 2017

Insert includes an extract from Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

8700/2 Paper 2 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

November 2017

Question Paper

8700/2 Paper 2 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

November 2017

Insert includes an extract from The Other Side of the Dale and The Ragged School, an extract from a diary of a teacher from 1849.

June 2018

8700/1 Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading and writing

June 2018

Question Paper

8700/1 Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading and writing

June 2018

Insert includes an extract from Jigs and Reels by Joanne Harris

8700/2 Paper 2 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

June 2018

Question Paper

8700/2 Paper 2 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

November 2017

Insert includes an extract from Morning Glass and The Hawaiian Archipelago, an extract from a letter by Isabella Bird.

November 2018

8700/1 Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading and writing

November 2018

Question Paper

8700/1 Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading and writing

June 2018

Insert includes an extract from A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

8700/2 Paper 2 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

November 2018

Question Paper

8700/2 Paper 2 Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

November 2017

Insert includes a newspaper article entitled "All cyclists fear bad drivers" and On a bicycle in the streets of London, a magazine article published in 1896.

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