We have prepared these GCSE AQA-style exam practice papers to give you a helping hand – and to promote the Orwell Youth Prize (registered charity 1156494). We ask in return that you consider doing one of the following:
- Tell students about the Orwell Youth Prize. The theme for 2017-18 is ‘Truth vs Lies’.
- Encourage students to develop their written work so they can enter the Prize. One way of doing this would be to give them a chance to redraft the writing section of one or both exams, making that an entry for the Prize.
- Develop the written work of students, either inside or outside lessons. They can write in ANY form for the Prize (maximum 1000 words for Years 9-11 and 1500 words for Years 12-13).
- Host an Orwell Youth Prize workshop at your school or college. Find out more here or email email@example.com
One word of advice. The materials will be less familiar to students than a typical GCSE exam – and the content is certainly at the more demanding end -so it may be worthwhile giving students a very brief introduction to Orwell and some aspects of the Second World War period before setting the exam as practice.
We hope you find these materials useful – and we welcome feedback on them or any aspects of the Prize.
Good luck with your Year 11s this year!
Mick Callanan, Delivery Director