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pdodd | Monday January 07, 2013

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GCSE English Literature - Sample OCR Paper

Component 02

Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare

2 hours

Section A

Poetry Across Time

  • Love and Relationships
  • Conflict
  • Youth and Age

Section B

Shakespeare

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Macbeth
  • Much Ado About Nothing

Guidelines

  • Answer two questions. One from Section A and one from Section B.
  • All questions in Section A consist of two parts (a) and (b). Answer both parts of the question on the poetry cluster you have studied.
  • In Section B, answer one question from a choice of two on the text you have studied.
  • The marks for each question are shown in brackets.
  • The total mark for this paper is 80.
  • This is a closed text exam.
  • Quality of extended responses will be assessed in questions marked with an (*)

Section A - Poetry across time

For these questions the OCR Poetry Anthology - Towards a World Unknown should be used.   
 
1. Love and Relationships

Read the poem from the OCR Poetry Anthology:  In Paris With You by James Fenton and from a website search the poem: Hour by Carol Ann Duffy. Then answer both part (a) and part (b).

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on (a) and 30 minutes on (b).

(a) Compare how the speakers in these poems express their feelings about love.

You should consider:

  • Ideas and attitudes in each poem
  • Tone and atmosphere in each poem
  • The effects of language and structure used. (20)

And

(b) Explore in detail one other poem from your OCR Anthology which expresses feelings about love. (20)

2. Conflict

Read the poem from the OCR Poetry Anthology: Envy by Mary Lamb and from a website search the poem To Autumn by John Keats. Then answer both part (a) and part (b).

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on (a) and 30 minutes on (b).

(a) Compare how these two poems present feelings about...


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