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General Certificate of Secondary Education

June 2004

ENGLISH LITERATURE (SPECIFICATION A) 3712/H

Higher Tier

Friday 28 May 2004 9.00 am to 10.45am

In addition to this paper you will require:

! a 12-page answer book;

! a copy of the 2004 AQA Anthology which you have been studying;

! a copy of the relevant post-1914 novel if you have been studying this

instead of the Anthology short stories.

Time allowed: 1 hour 45 minutes

Instructions

! Use blue or black ink or ball-point pen.

! Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this paper is AQA.

The Paper Reference is 3712/H.

! Answer two questions.

! Answer one question from Section A and one question from Section B.

! In your answer to a question from Section B, you must refer to pre-1914 and post-1914 poetry.

! This is an open text examination. You must bring copies of texts into the examination room. These may be

annotated, but you must not use any additional notes or materials.

! Write your answers in the answer book provided.

! Do all rough work in your answer book. Cross through any work you do not want marked.

! You must not use a dictionary in this examination.

Information

! The maximum mark for this paper is 66.

! Mark allocations are shown in brackets.

! You are reminded of the need for good English and clear presentation in your answers. All questions should be

answered in continuous prose. Quality of Written Communication will be assessed in all answers.

Advice

! You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on Section A and about 1 hour on Section B.

! Section A carries 27 marks and Section B carries 36 marks. You will be awarded up to three marks for Quality

of Written Communication.

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3712/H

SECTION A Questions Page

Post-1914 Prose

AQA Anthology: Prose 1-3 3

Set Texts:

William Golding Lord of the Flies 4-5 4

John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men 6-7 5

Susan Hill I’m the King of the Castle 8-9 6

Barry Hines A Kestrel for a Knave 10-11 6

Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird 12-13 7

J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye 14-15 7

Michael Anthony Green Days by the River 16-17 8

Robert Cormier Heroes 18-19 9

SECTION B

Questions Page

Pre-1914 and Post-1914 Poetry

Seamus Heaney and Gillian Clarke 20-22 10

Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage 23-25 11

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SECTION A: POST-1914 PROSE

Answer one question from this Section.

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

Each question carries 27 marks.

AQA ANTHOLOGY: PROSE

The following questions refer to the Literature section of your 2004 Anthology: Prose (pages 59 to 93).

EITHER 1 Compare how the writers of Chemistry and Your Shoes show relationships between adults and

children.

(27 marks)

OR 2 Compare how the settings of the stories are important in Flight and one other story in the

selection.

Compare:

! the settings of the stories

! how the settings are presented

! how the writers use the settings in the stories.

(27 marks)

OR 3 Writers shape the endings of their stories in different ways.

Compare how the writers of The End of Something and one other story from the selection shape

the endings of their stories.

(27 marks)

TURN OVER FOR THE NEXT QUESTION

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Turn over!

SET TEXTS

William Golding: Lord of the Flies

EITHER 4 Examine Golding’s methods of writing in the last three paragraphs of Chapter Nine, from “The

edge of the lagoon became a streak of phosphorescence”, to the end of the chapter.

How typical is this of the way Golding presents:

! the island in the novel as a whole

! significant events in the novel?

(27 marks)

OR 5 The novelist Kingsley Amis said that Lord of the Flies was “terrifying and haunting”.

What have you found to be terrifying

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