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Eduqas English Language C2 19th/21st Century Non-Fiction Climbing Mark Scheme

ghallahan | 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

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]
  • Four
  • (b) What flowers did they see in the woods? [1 mark]
  • Bluebells
  • (c) What were her thoughts mainly about? [1 mark]
  • The footholds/handholds/climbing holds

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
  • The area is characterised as dangerous/uses lists to convey a sense of danger ‘large, loose, treacherous blocks’ alliteration of ‘large, loose’ to emphasise this aspect of the danger- a bad combination- unpredictability. Word ‘treacherous’ suggests deathly.
  • Use of anecdote in which she says: ‘ two men heavier than he had first descended without its showing signs of danger’ this inclusion of ‘heavier’ and ‘without showing signs of fear’ is to imply Stoop took appropriate precautions and still died- he wasn’t to blame, so even if she takes precautions she could still die.
  • The ease of which the rock fell away ‘rock slid like a slice out of a cheese’ implies it fell away easily- comparing it to cheese makes a dreadful thing seem mundane and ordinary- emphasising how awful it was that it happened.
  • Stoop is described as ‘helpless’ the power of nature vs man.

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]
  • They...

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