Mod A Comparative Exam Questions

“Core concepts and powerful presentations never loose their relevance with time, even if the authors communicating these ideas change they way the ideas are represented.” “Modern ideas are essentially adapted from existing ideas in history.” “Abet the contexts can be vastly different, texts often retain the same values and reinforce the same key themes.” “You … Continue reading Mod A Comparative Exam Questions

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Module A Comparative Sample – Est. Low Band 5

“Weldon uses Austen to bridge the ‘generation gap’ for the modern reader” Discuss this statement with reference to both texts and a focus on “exploring connections.” Fay Weldon’s book Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen uses Jane Austen and her novel Pride and Prejudice to bridge the ‘generation gap’ for the modern reader. … Continue reading Module A Comparative Sample – Est. Low Band 5

Module C Conflicting Perspective Extract 2009 – Hughes Only

Representations of people, ideas and events in various texts unveil the ephemeral nature of perspectives shaped by its reception. The subjectivity of human nature ensures that conflicting perspectives arise from such texts as “The Minotaur” and “Red” from Ted Hughes’ anthology Birthday Letters, the film American Beauty directed by Sam Mendes and the short story … Continue reading Module C Conflicting Perspective Extract 2009 – Hughes Only

Band 6 Journeys Essay 2006 (With Skrzynecki Poems)

The journey is as important as the destination. Discuss. The journey may offer life-changing experiences, but it is ultimately the destination that motivates the traveller to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals, making both equally important. Such physical journeys involve the exploration of new and challenging environments, equipping the traveller with fresh experiences, perspectives and … Continue reading Band 6 Journeys Essay 2006 (With Skrzynecki Poems)

Band 6 Emma and Clueless 2006

Jane Austen’s comedy of manners novel Emma and Amy Heckerling’s ‘teenpic’ Clueless, as profound and satirical reflections of Regency England and postmodern America respectively, show how the transformation process can shape and enhance textual, intertextual and contextual meaning. By adapting the genteel, idyllic country society of Highbury to the upper- fast-paced microcosm of modern Beverley … Continue reading Band 6 Emma and Clueless 2006

Band 6 Sample Converted from 2006 Journeys

Waves lapped gently against the old, battered wharf. Sitting on the edge, Chris dangled his long, thin legs in midair, looking out to the orange sunset that was swallowing the horizon. He anxiously glanced at his digital wristwatch every now and then, eagerly anticipating the arrival of that particular person. “Been waiting long?” suddenly said … Continue reading Band 6 Sample Converted from 2006 Journeys

Cutout Paragraph from Crucible Essay 2009

Salem as a dynamic of belonging examining the emergence of each individual as social puppets – Proctor – Parris – Harthorne, Danforth and Hale. Individualism versus Socialism. The lack of understanding in the Crucible between the public church and individual who are persecuted formulate a dichotomy of suffering that relates to its inability to find … Continue reading Cutout Paragraph from Crucible Essay 2009