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Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing

Section A - Reading

A1. List five things about the weather in Cornwall from this part of the text. (5 marks)

AO1 (1a and b)

This question tests the ability to identify explicit and implicit information and ideas from the relevant lines in the text about the weather.

Award one mark for each separate point identified by the candidate, to a maximum of five.

  • It was a cold day
  • The weather had changed overnight
  • There was a wind
  • There was mist on the hills
  • The air was clammy
  • The air was cold
  • It was raining

No mark should be awarded for unabridged quotation of whole sentences.

A2. How does the writer show the mood and atmosphere inside the coach? (5 marks)

AO2 (1a and 1c)

This question tests the ability to explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language to achieve effect, using subject terminology to support their views from the relevant lines.

Give 0 marks for responses where there is nothing worthy of credit.

Give 1 mark to those who identify and give straightforward comments on the mood and atmosphere inside the coach.

Give 2 marks to those who identify and give straightforward comments on the effects of the weather and which include some subject terminology and identification of some language points.

Give 3 marks to those who explain the mood and atmosphere inside the coach and how language is used to achieve the effects and influence the reader, and begin to show some understanding of language such as the descriptions of the dampness and its effect on the coach and passengers. These responses will begin to use subject terminology relevantly to support their comments.

Give 4 marks to those who make accurate comments about the mood and atmosphere inside the coach and begin to analyse...


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