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GCSE English Literature - Sample WJEC Eduqas Paper

Component 01

Shakespeare and Poetry

2 hours

Section A Shakespeare

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

Section B Poetry

  • The use of a dictionary is not permitted in this examination.
  • Answer two questions: one from Section A and one from Section B.
  • You are advised to spend about one hour on Section A and one hour on Section B.
  • The number of marks is given in brackets at the end of each question.
  • 5 marks are allocated for accuracy in spelling, punctuation and the use of vocabulary and sentence structures in Section A, question b.

Section A - Shakespeare

Answer on one text only.

1. Romeo and Juliet

Answer both part (a) and part (b).

You are advised to spend around 20 minutes on part (a) and about 40 minutes on part (b).

(a) Read the extract from Romeo and Juliet - Act 3, Scene 5. In this extract Juliet is saying goodbye to Romeo just before meeting Lady Capulet.

Look at how Juliet and her mother speak and behave here. What does it reveal to an audience about their relationship at this point in the play? Refer closely to details from the extract to support your answer.  (15)

(b) Explain the importance of revenge in the play and how it affects those involved. (25) *

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

JULIET
O God, I have an ill-divining soul!
Methinks I see thee, now thou art below,
As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.
Either my eyesight fails, or thou look’st pale.

ROMEO
And trust me, love, in my eye so do you:
Dry sorrow drinks our blood. Adieu, adieu!

Exit.

JULIET
O Fortune, Fortune! all men call thee fickle:
If thou art fickle, what dost thou...


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