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GCSE English Literature - Sample Edexcel Paper

Component 2

19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

2 hours and 15 minutes

Section A

19th Century Novel

  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - R L Stevenson
  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Silas Marner - George Eliot
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

Section B Part 1

Part 1 Poetry Anthology

  • Relationships
  • Conflict
  • Time and Place

Section B - Part 2

Unseen Poetry

Guidelines

  • Answer one question in Section A, one question in Section B, Part 1 and Question 11 in Section B, Part 2.
  • The marks for each question are shown in brackets.
  • You should spend around 55 minutes on Section A.
  • You should spend around 35 minutes on Section B, Part One.
  • You should spend around 45 minutes on Section B, Part Two. You will need this time to read and respond to the question on the two unseen poems.
  • The total mark for this paper is 80.
  • This is a closed book exam.
  • Read each question carefully before you start to answer it.
  • Check your answers if you have time at the end.

Section A: 19th Century Novel

Answer one question in Section A.

You should spend around 55 minutes on this section.

You should divide your time equally between parts (a) and (b) of the question.

1. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Read the extract from Chapter 23 from Jane Eyre.

In this extract Jane believes that Mr Rochester is to be married to Blanche Ingram

“I grieve to leave Thornfield: I love Thornfield: — I love it, because I have lived in it a full and delightful life, — momentarily at least. I have not been trampled on. I have not been petrified. I have not been buried with inferior minds, and excluded from every glimpse of communion with what is bright and energetic and high. I...


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