GCSE reading skills

In line with my earlier post on GCSE listening skills for the AQA examination, I am posting examples of question types for the reading exam. Popular questions types are “question and answer” where you need to understand the question being asked as well as the response – these usually take the form of questions based on a questionnaire; Present/Past/Future identification; and gap fill where grammatical awareness as well as vocabulary knowledge are key. In line with the listening exam, students need to be aware of distractors, synonyms, word families and negatives as well as skills such as inference and understanding that the answer may not be a word in the text.

RESOURCE: SKILLS types of READING questions

3 thoughts on “GCSE reading skills

  1. Hi Neil,
    I’d love to share something with you & hear your thoughts – we are also working on an A Level project & it would be great to hear your thoughts on it!

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