Years 7-9 – How to answer all of the Qs on your exam

Read the document thoroughly.  ensure that you pay close attention to what you do in each question and how long it should take you.

Paper 1 Overview

Some of you may find it useful to learn some of these sentence stems for each question.

Language Paper 1 Sentence stems

There are some additional practice papers attached below:

The Woman in Black INSERT Paper 1 RB

The Woman in Black Paper 1 RB

AQA Paper 1 Section A To Kill a Mockingbird extract MLy


8B Homework – Due: Wednesday 17th May

Create a fact sheet or leaflet about what you have learnt so far…

Your work must include:

  • Clear headings
  • Paragraphs
  • Full sentences
  • Pictures/drawings
  • Information about what Gothic literature is (lesson 1)
  • Information about each author (lesson 2)
  • Information about what these people wrote

Sentence Starters:

Gothic literature is…

Common features of the Gothic genre are…

(name) was born in (place name and date).

Their parents were…

At the time, people believed…

In (date), they married…

One key event from their life is…

They died on (date) because of…

Their most famous piece of work is (novel), which they wrote in (date)…

This novel is about…

The idea came to them when…

See the linked documents below:

Market Place documents (all)

Y8 Factfile Homework

Year 8 Grammar – Sentence Variety 2

Year 8, Week 7: Sentence Variety 2

In your writing, you need to be using a variety of complex sentences, in addition to simple and compound sentences.

Forming complex sentences

A complex sentence consists of a main clause (or simple sentence), which makes sense on its own and a subordinate clause (or dependent clause), which relies on the rest of the sentence to make sense.

e.g. When I go home, I eat toast.

‘I eat toast’ is a main clause and makes sense on its own.

‘When I go home,’ relies on the other half of the sentence to make sense.


You can form complex sentences by opening your sentence with a number of words that create subordinate clauses. These are called subordinators.

Common subordinators are:

Punctuation and subordinators
Because opening a sentence with these words creates a subordinate clause, you MUST have a comma later in the sentence to separate it from the main clause. (look again at this sentence)

or      When I go into town, my friend comes with me.