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AQA GCSE English Language (8700) Paper 2 Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives

Richard Gent | Tuesday May 03, 2016


Time allowed: 1 hour 45 minutes
For this paper you must have:

  • Source A and Source B – which are provided as a separate insert


  • Answer all questions.
  • Use black ink or black ball-point pen.
  • Fill in the boxes on this page.
  • You must answer the questions in the spaces provided.
  • Do not write outside the box around each page or on blank pages.
  • Do all rough work in this book. Cross through any work you do not want to be marked.
  • You must refer to the insert booklet provided.
  • You must not use a dictionary.


  • The marks for questions are shown in brackets.
  • The maximum mark of this paper is 80.
  • There are 40 marks for Section A and 40 marks for Section B.
  • You are reminded of the need for good English and clear presentation in your answers.
  • You will be assessed on the quality of your reading in Section A.
  • You will be assessed on the quality of your writing in Section B.


  • You are advised to spend about 15 minutes reading through the Source and all five questions you have to answer.
  • You should make sure you leave sufficient time to check your answers.

Section A Reading

  • Answer all questions in this section.
  • You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Question 1

  • Read again the first part of Source A from lines 1 to 10.
  • Choose four statements below which are TRUE. [4 marks]
  • Tick the ones that you think are true
  • Choose a maximum of four statements
  1. John Platt was fined £120
  2. It was because he took his daughter to Disneyland
  3. The council appealed to the High Court
  4. The Supreme Court has more authority than the High Court
  5. Mr. Platt backed down
  6. He was happy to give in
  7. His daughter’s attendance rate at school is over 90%
  8. The rules introduced by the government in 2013 are too severe.

Question 2

  • You need to refer to Source A and Source B for this question.
  • Use details from both Sources.
  • Write a summary of the differences between the relationships between home and school in each source. [8...

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