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Eduqas English Language C2 19th/21st Century Non-Fiction Climbing Exam Paper

Richard Gent | Friday November 13, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, Component 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Assessment Pack, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Schemes

Edusites Specimen Paper

2 hours

Additional Materials

  • Resource Material for use with Section A.
  • A 12 page answer book.


Instructions to Candidates

  • Use black ink or black ball-point pen.
  • Answer all questions in Sections A and B
  • Write your answers in the separate answer book provided.

You are advised to spend your time as follows:

Section A

  • about 10 minutes reading
  • about 50 minutes answering the questions

Section B spend 30 minutes on each question

  • about 5 minutes planning
  • about 25 minutes writing your work


Information for Candidates

  • Section A (Reading): 40 marks
  • Section B (Writing): 40 marks


The number of marks is given in brackets at the end of each question or part-question.

Section A: 40 Marks

Answer all of the following questions

The separate Resource Material for use with Section A is an extract from “Climbing? written by Dorothy Pilley in 1890 and the article ‘an autobiography of Gary Rolfe’s ’ published in 2007.


Read the passage from “Climbing? written by Dorothy Pilley in the separate Resource Material.

Question A1 (3 marks)

  • (a)How many days of climbing in good weather did they get? [1 mark]
  • (b) What flowers did they see in the woods? [1 mark]
  • (c) What were her thoughts mainly about? [1 mark]

Question A2 [10 marks]

  • The writer gives the impression that the mountains are dangerous, how does she do this? [10 marks]

You should comment on:

  • what he says to influence readers
  • his use of language and tone
  • the way he presents his narrative

To answer the following questions you will need to read the extract “from The Autobiography of Gary Rolfe? by Gary Rolfe

Question A3

  • (a) What does the writer mean by “we kicked for our lives? in line 4? [1 mark]
  • (b) What does the writer think about his dogs? [2 marks]

Question A4

  • What do you think and feel about Gary Rolfe’s experience falling through the ice? [10 marks]

You should comment on:

  • what is said
  • how it is said

You must refer to the text to support your comments.

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