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Section

A Odd Questions (21 marks)


e.g.
29. Write about some of the ways Fitzgerald tells the story in Chapter 2.
27. Write about some of the ways that McCarthy tells the story from the top of page 56
to the bottom of page 81 (Picador Edition)
Section A Odd Questions (21 Marks)

9-13

14-18

All of
the
above
and...
19-21

All of
the
above
and...

AO2
Explains which events in a section could be considered significant within
the overall story.

Explains the significance of authorial voice, dialogue, characterisation,
setting, chronology and some relevant features of language.

AO2
Uses the words structure, structural, structured repeatedly.

Gives several reasons why a section could be considered significant
within the overall story linked to specific aspects of narrative.


AO2
Describes structural patterns in language, imagery, form, voice.
Consider cycles, turning points, clusters, contrasts, sequences,
developments.

Analyses what the author is suggesting with these patterns

Explains how understanding of genre / narrative structure helps us to
interpret the section within the overall story.

Evaluates the significance of aspects of narrative (most...)

Section A Even Questions (21 marks)


e.g.
28. How do you respond to the view that the story in The Road is weakened because so
much of the chracters history is untold?
30. How do you respond to the view that it is very difficult for readers to feel anything
other than contempt for Tom Buchanan?
Section A Odd Questions (21 Marks

9-13

14-18

19-21

AO1 Make sure that all paragraphs have a relevant and focused topic
sentence. Appropriate evidence is used.

AO3 Alternative points of view are given using on the other hand and
other markers.

AO4 Some reference to the contexts is given, with some specific details.

AO1
Paragraphs are clearly part of a considered response to the question. Each
has a clear and relevant topic key words from question used throughout.
You make frequent references to different parts of the text (beginning,
middle and end) with some significant quotations.

AO3
Each paragraph clearly presents a different viewpoint / response to the
question though some may be linked together.
You discuss the authors implied viewpoint, and the viewpoint of different
readers. e.g. For some readers, the events of chapter 6 may have more of
an impact...

AO4
Some reference to the contexts is given, with some specific details.

AO1
The essay is planned and focused. A range of different points are made in
a range of paragraphs. There is clear evaluation (more / most) of your
argument.
Evaluate the whole text.

AO3 & AO4
Use historical context as an alternative viewpoint (2 for 1).
o e.g. On the other hand, if we consider The Road as a post 9/11,
American novel, the setting has much greater significance.

Section B (42 Marks)


e.g.
Write about the significance of narrators in the work of the three writers you have studied.
Many narratives have one or more significant moments of crisis. Write about the significance of crises
in the work of the three writers you have studied.


22-28

29-35

36-42

AO1
All paragraphs have a relevant and focused topic sentence.

AO2
Appropriate range of evidence chosen to answer the question evidence may be more
general, obvious or familiar.
Discussion of how the aspect of narrative affects the structure of the story.
Say a lot about a little several explaining sentences for each piece of evidence.
Explain the relationship between the topic and other aspects of narrative.

AO3
All three texts are clearly referenced with appropriate evidence.

AO1
Paragraphs are clearly part of a considered response to the question. Each has a clear
and relevant topic key words from question used throughout.
Critical vocabulary used with confidence.
You make frequent references to different parts of the text (beginning, middle and end)
with some significant quotations.

AO2
Answers increasingly choose very relevant / interesting evidence from the text
understanding of the text appears secure.
You analyse specific quotations, and evaluate the viewpoint of different readers. e.g.
For some readers, the events of chapter 6 may have more of an impact...

AO3
All three texts are clearly referenced with appropriate evidence.

AO1
The essay is planned and focused. A range of different points are made in a range of
paragraphs. There is clear evaluation (more / most) of your argument.
Show that you really know the whole text.

AO2
Evidence is analysed in the answer.
There is a clear discussion of the voice of the text.
Make reference to Narrative Theory Voice, Genre, and Narrative Structure (Todorov)

AO3
Evaluate significance throughout of the aspect of narrative, of your evidence, and of
the different texts.