Student Number CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION OF NEW SOUTH WALES
TRIAL HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION
Paper 2 - Modules
Morning Session Tuesday, 11 August 2009 Total marks - 60 Pages 2-4 General Instructions • Reading time - 5 minutes • Working time - 2 hours • • Write using blue or black pen Write your Centre Number and Student Number at the top of this page Attempt ONE question from Questions 3-7 Allow about 40 minutes for this section Pages 10-11 •
Attempt EITHER Question 1 OR Question 2 Allow about 40 minutes for this section
20 marks • Attempt EITHER Question 8 OR Question 9 • Allow about 40 minutes for this section Disclaimer Every effort has been made to prepare these 'Trial' Higher School Certificate Examinations in accordance with the Board of Studies documents, Principles for Setting HSC Examinations in a Standards-Referenced Framework (BOS Bulletin, Vol 8, No 9, Nov/Dec 1999), and Principles for Developing Marking Guidelines Examinations in a Standards Referenced Framework (BOS Bulletin, Vol 9, No 3, May 2000). No guarantee or warranty is made or implied that the 'Trial' Examination papers mirror in every respect the actual HSC Examination question paper in any or all courses to be examined. These papers do not constitute 'advice' nor can they be construed as authoritative interpretations of Board of Studies intentions. The CSSA accepts no liability for any reliance use or purpose related to these 'Trial' question papers. Advice on HSC examination issues is only to be obtained from the NSW Board of Studies.
Section I - Module A: Comparative Study of Texts and Context 20 marks Attempt either Question 1 or Question 2 Allow about 40 minutes for this section Answer the question in a SEPARATE writing booklet. In your answer you will be assessed on how well you: • demonstrate understanding of the meanings of a pair of texts when considered together • evaluate the relationships between texts and contexts • organise, develop and express ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form Question 1 - Elective 1: Exploring Connections (20 marks) To what extent are texts enriched through their connection with other texts? Respond to this question in relation to the pair of prescribed texts that you have studied. The prescribed texts are: • Shakespearean Drama and Film - William Shakespeare, King Richard III
- Al Pacino, Lookingfor Richard • Prose Fiction and Poetry - Patrick White, The Aunt's Story AND
- Rosemary Dobson, Selected Poems * Young Girl at a Window * Chance Met * Landscape in Italy * Azay-Le-Rideau * The Rape of Europa * Romantic * Primitive Painters
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Question 1 (continued) • Prose Fiction and Nonfiction * Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
* Fay Weldon, Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen • Poetry and Drama * * * * * * * * * * John Donne, Selected Poetry Death be not proud This is my playes last scene At the round earths imagin 'd corners blow If poisonous minerals Hymne to God my God, in my sicknesse A Valediction: forbidding mourning The Apparition TheRelique The Sunne Rising
* Margaret Edson, W;t
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In your answer you will be assessed on how well you: • demonstrate understanding of the meanings of a pair of texts when considered together • evaluate the relationships between texts and contexts • organise, develop and express ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form
Question 2 - Elective 2: Texts in Time (20 marks) Compare the ways in which texts offer insights into the human experience. Respond to this statement in relation to the pair of prescribed texts that you have studied. The prescribed texts are: • Prose Fiction and Film - Mary Shelley, Frankenstein AND - Ridley Scott, Blade Runner (Director's Cut) • Prose Fiction and Poetry - F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby AND -...