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New WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Sample Component 2 Mock Paper

pdodd | Saturday January 11, 2014


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  • New WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Sample Component 2 General Marking Guidelines
  • New WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Sample Component 2 Indicative Content

GCSE English Literature - Sample WJEC Eduqas Paper

Component 2

Post 1914 Prose/Drama, 19th Century Prose and Unseen Poetry

2 hours and 30 minutes

Section A

  • Lord of the Flies
  • Anita and Me
  • Never Let Me Go
  • The Woman in Black
  • Oranges are not the Only Fruit
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
  • A Taste of Honey
  • An Inspector Calls
  • The History Boys
  • Blood Brothers

Section B

  • A Christmas Carol
  • Silas Marner
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • War of the Worlds
  • Jane Eyre
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Section C

  • Unseen Poetry


  • The use of a dictionary is not permitted in this examination
  • Answer one question from Section A ( Questions 1-10), one from Section B (Questions 11-16) and Section C (Question 17)
  • Each section carries 40 marks.

You are advised to spend your time as follows:

  • Section A - about 45 minutes
  • Section B - about 45 minutes
  • Section C - about one hour
  • The number of marks is given in brackets at the end of each question or part-question.
  • 5 marks are awarded for accuracy in spelling, punctuation and the use of vocabulary and sentence structures in Section A.

Section A: Post 1914 Prose/Drama

Answer on one text only.

1. Lord of the Flies

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this question.

You should use the extract below and your knowledge of the whole novel to answer the question.

Write about the character of Piggy and how he is presented in the novel.

In your response you should:

  • Refer to the extract and the novel as a whole
  • Show your understanding of characters and events in the novel. (40)

5 of this question’s marks are allocated for accuracy in...

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