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pdodd | Sunday January 11, 2015

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  • New WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Sample Component 2 Mock Paper
  • New WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Sample Component 2 General Marking Guidelines

1. Lord of the Flies

Write about the character of Piggy and how he is presented in the novel. (35 +5)

Responses may include:

AO1

  • An understanding of Piggy’s character as revealed in the extract
  • His thoughts on Ralph in this extract
  • How Piggy changes throughout the novel - how his attitude towards life on the island has changed
  • How other characters behave towards Piggy
  • His influence on other characters such as Ralph and Jack- Piggy as the outsider and victim
  • His death and what this shows.

AO2

  • Comments on Golding’s use of language to describe Piggy in this extract
  • The symbolism of Piggy’s glasses
  • The significance of the dialogue in the extract and the mention of Simon
  • Physical decay in the extract and what this shows
  • Golding’s description of Piggy in other key points in the novel
  • How Golding creates sympathy for Piggy in the novel as a whole.

5 of this question’s marks are allocated for accuracy in spelling, punctuation and the use of vocabulary and sentence structures.

2. Anita and Me

Write about family relationships and the way these are presented in the novel. (35+5)

Responses may include:

AO1

  • An understanding of the family relationship as shown in the extract
  • Treatment of some of the family relationships, her parents’ relationships with one another
  • Anita’s relationship with her mother and with Meena
  • Meena’s relationships with her parents, the influence of Nanima and what she represents
  • Meena’s relationship with the extended family
  • The influence and effect of Sunil’s arrival on relationships.

AO2

  • The use of the first person narration to present Meena’s feelings in the extract and the novel
  • The use of language to create excitement in the extract
  • The use and effect of comedy to describe family relationships and events
  • To use and...

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