BOS Exam

Good Essays
2012
H I G H E R S C H O O L C E R T I F I C AT E
E X A M I N AT I O N

English (Standard)
Paper 2 — Modules

Total marks – 60
Section I

General Instructions
• Reading time – 5 minutes
• Working time – 2 hours
• Write using black or blue pen
Black pen is preferred

Pages 2–4

20 marks
• Attempt either Question 1 or Question 2
• Allow about 40 minutes for this section
Section II

Pages 5–8

20 marks
• Attempt ONE question from Questions 3–7
• Allow about 40 minutes for this section
Section III

Pages 9–12

20 marks
• Attempt either Question 8 or Question 9
• Allow about 40 minutes for this section

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Section I — Module A: Experience Through Language
20 marks
Attempt either Question 1 or Question 2
Allow about 40 minutes for this section
Answer the question in a writing booklet. Extra writing booklets are available.
In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:
■ demonstrate understanding of how distinctive voices or the distinctively visual are created in texts
■ demonstrate understanding of the meanings shaped through distinctive voices or the distinctively visual
■ organise, develop and express your ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form
Question 1 — Elective 1: Distinctive Voices (20 marks)
Interesting views on society are conveyed through distinctive voices.
Explore how this is achieved in your prescribed text and ONE other related text of your own choosing. The prescribed texts are listed on the next page.

Question 1 continues on page 3

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Question 1 (continued)
The prescribed texts are:
• Prose Fiction – Marele Day, The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender
• Drama

– George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion

• Poetry

– Joanne Burns, on a clear day
The prescribed poems are:
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on a clear day public places echo australia kindling – A B Paterson, The Penguin Banjo Paterson Collected Verse
The prescribed poems are:
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