Format of the Examination:
Candidates will answer three questions, each in the form of an essay.
There will be three sections:
Section A: Close Reading of Unfamiliar Texts will require a comparison of two written texts – one prose and one poetry – with an emphasis on aspects of content and crafting. There will be a single question for this section.
Section B: Literature and Language – Genre Based will require a response to literature and/or language studied. Candidates will be required to select one question from genre-based options including poetry, non-fiction, film, non-Shakespearean drama, Shakespearean drama, novel, short story, social media, and the Internet.
Section C: Exploring Issues in Literature and Language will require an exploration of issues in literature and/or language studied. Candidates will be required to select one question from issues-based options.
- In Sections B and C, candidates should demonstrate wide knowledge and wide reading, and an appreciation of aspects of genre and intertextuality.
- Candidates should not include the same content or quotations for both Section B and Section C.