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Eduqas GCSE Language C1 Reading and Creative Prose Writing Brothers Exam Paper

ghallahan | Tuesday October 11, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Assessment Pack, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Schemes

GCSE English Language 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Writing

1 hour and 45 minutes

Use black or ball point pen


INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

Use black ink or black ball-point pen.

Answer all questions in Section A. 

Select one title to use for your writing in Section 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

  • about 10 minutes planning
  • about 35 minutes writing

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.

Question 1

Read lines 1-5 List five reasons why people would think Ciaran was leading an unhealthy life. [5]

Question 2

Read lines 6-12 How does the writer show you the effect being with Ciaran has upon Niall’s behaviour?

You must refer to the text to support your answer, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate. [5]

Question 3

Read lines 15-23 What impression do you get of the relationship between Niall and his brother?

You must refer to the text to support your answer, using relevant subject terminology. [10]

Question 4

Read lines 23-31 How does the writer show you what Niall thinks of Ciaran?

You must refer to the text to support your answer, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate. [10]

Question 5

To answer this question you should read lines 31-41 but also consider the passage as a whole.

‘‘In the final part of this passage, the writer encourages us to think that Ciaran deserves his fate’’
To what extent do you agree with this view? [10]

You should write about:

  • your thoughts and feelings about Ciaran as he is presented here and in the passage as a whole
  • how the writer has created these thoughts and feelings

You must refer to the text to support your answer.

SECTION B: 40 marks

In this section you will be assessed for the quality of your creative prose writing skills.

  • 24 marks are awarded for communication and organisation
  • 16 marks are awarded for vocabulary, sentence structure, spelling and punctuation


You should aim to write about 450-600 words.
Choose one of the following titles for your writing: [40]

Either,

  • (a) Everything Changes.

Or,

  • (b) Summer.

Or,

  • (c) Write about a time when you were in a busy town centre.

Or,

  • (d) Write a story which begins: I won’t know if I made the right decision yet ...