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WRITTEN EXAMINATION 60%
PAPER 1 (1hour 40 minutes) 30%
SECTION A
You are advised to spend one hour on this section
Question 1 Media Texts
Reading and response to two or three of the Media texts in the booklet of prereleased
materials. Questions will relate to presentation, different registers, audience, tone,
language and the effect of any images.
You are advised to spend 10 minutes at the start of the examination reminding yourself of
the Media articles in the booklet.
Question 2 Nonfiction Text
Reading and response to one nonfiction UNSEEN article, feature or extract.
The question will relate to understanding the content of the passage, the effect of language
and audience.
SECTION B
You are advised to spend 40 minutes on this section
One question requiring you to write to argue, persuade, advise.
PAPER 2 (1hour 30 minutes) 30%
SECTION A
You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this section
One question asking you to compare an UNSEEN poem with one or more of a group of
poems from the booklet of PreRelease material.
SECTION B
You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this section
One question requiring you to write to analyse, review, comment.
Note that in each paper, Section A is testing your Reading, that is, the extent to which
you've understood the passages with insight Section B is testing your Writing, that is how
you communicate your ideas, organise them into sentences and paragraphs, and adopt an
appropriate style.

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