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GCSE English Literature - Sample AQA Paper

Paper Two

Modern Texts and Poetry

2 hours and 15 minutes

Section A

Modern Prose or Drama

  • JB Priestley - An Inspector Calls
  • Willy Russell - Blood Brothers
  • Alan Bennett - The History Boys
  • Dennis Kelly - DNA
  • Simon Stephens - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night –Time
  • Shelagh Delaney - A Taste of Honey
  • William Golding - Lord of the Flies
  • AQA Anthology - Telling Tales
  • George Orwell - Animal Farm
  • Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
  • Meera Syal - Anita and Me
  • Stephen Kelman - Pigeon English

Section B

AQA Anthology – Poems Past and Present

  • Love and relationships
  • Power and conflict

Section C

Unseen Poetry

Guidelines

  • Answer one question from Section A, one question from Section B and both questions in Section C.
  • The marks for questions are shown in brackets.
  • The maximum mark for this paper is 96.
  • AO4 will be assessed in Section A. There are 4 marks available for AO4 in Section A in addition to the 30 marks for answering the question. AO4 assesses the following skills: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.
  • There are 30 marks for Section B and 32 marks for Section C.

Section A: Modern Prose or Drama

Answer one question from this section on your chosen text.

1. JB Priestley: An Inspector Calls.

How does Priestley present the character of Gerald to explore the importance of honesty in An Inspector Calls?

Write about:

  • How Priestley presents Gerald by the way he writes to explore honesty
  • How Gerald responds to the Birling family and the Inspector. (30+4 for AO4)

2. JB Priestley: An Inspector Calls.

How does Priestley explore the importance of learning from experience in An Inspector Calls?

Write about:

  • The ideas about learning from experience in the play
  • ...

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