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Eduqas English Language C2 19th/21st Century Non-Fiction Death 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 account “John Macintyre? in 1824 and the article ‘My world was now black’’ published in 2011.


Read the passage from “John Macintyre? in the separate Resource Material.

Question A1 (3 marks)

  • (a) Before the man was pronounced dead, what had been his illness? [1 mark]
  • (b) What sound did he hear before the nurse said ‘He is dead’? [1 mark]
  • (c) Who closed his eyelids? [1 mark]

Question A2 [10 marks]

  • The writer gives the impression that he was greatly distressed by his experience- how does he 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 Source 2.

Question A3

  • (a) What does the writer mean by “I was swallowed by an inky blackness? in line 1? [1 mark]
  • (b) What does the writer think about his breakfast? [2 marks]

Question A4

  • What do you think and feel about the writer’s experience of nearly dying? [10 marks]

You should comment on:

  • what is said
  • how it is said

You must refer to the text to support your comments.

To answer the following questions you will need to use both texts.

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