GCSE 153/03 ENGLISH LITERATURE
SPECIFICATION A HIGHER TIER A.M. TUESDAY, 20 May 2008 21⁄2 hours
SECTION A Question 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS • Twelve page answer book. INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES Answer three questions: one from Section A (Questions 1 - 8); one from Section B (Questions 9 - 16); and Question 17 (Section C). All questions in Sections A and B consist of two parts. Part (a) is based on an extract from the set text. You are then asked to answer either (b) or (c), which requires some longer writing on the text. INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES Section A: 30 marks Section B: 30 marks You are advised to spend your time as follows:
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Pride and Prejudice Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Silas Marner To Kill a Mockingbird Of Mice and Men Stone Cold Anita and Me SECTION B Under Milk Wood A View From The Bridge An Inspector Calls The Merchant of Venice Romeo and Juliet Othello Hobson’s Choice Blood Brothers SECTION C Poetry
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Section C: 10 marks. Section A - about one hour Section B - about one hour Section C - about 30 minutes Turn over.
SECTION A 1. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Answer part (a) and either part (b) or part (c). You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on part (a), and about 40 minutes on part (b) or part (c). (a) Read the extract on the opposite page. Then answer the following question: With close reference to the extract, show how Maya Angelou creates mood and atmosphere here. 
Either, (b) Write about the relationship between Maya and her brother, Bailey, and how it is presented to the reader. 
Or, (c) I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings tells the story of important stages in Maya Angelou’s early life: childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. Choose one of these stages and show how it was important to...