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Topics: Books, As You Like It, Amy Tan Pages: 8 (846 words) Published: October 13, 2013
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)
and English (Advanced)
Paper 1 — Area of Study
Total marks – 45
Section I

General Instructions
• Reading time – 10 minutes
• Working time – 2 hours
• Write using black or blue pen
Black pen is preferred

Pages 3–9

15 marks
• Attempt Question 1
• Allow about 40 minutes for this section
Section II

Page 10

15 marks
• Attempt Question 2
• Allow about 40 minutes for this section
Section III

Pages 11–12

15 marks
• Attempt Question 3
• Allow about 40 minutes for this section

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BLANK PAGE

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Section I
15 marks
Attempt Question 1
Allow about 40 minutes for this section
Answer the question in a writing booklet. Extra writing booklets are available. In your answers you will be assessed on how well you:
■ demonstrate understanding of the way perceptions of belonging are shaped in and through texts
■ describe, explain and analyse the relationship between language, text and context

Question 1 (15 marks)
Examine Texts one, two, three and four carefully and then answer the questions on page 9.

Question 1 continues on page 4

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Text one — Book cover

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Text two — Poem from Family Ties

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Text three — Nonfiction extract from
A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging

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Text three continues on page 7
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Text three (continued)

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End of Text three

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Text four — Memoir extract adapted from Myself/Passing By: A Memoir in Moments

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In your answers you will be assessed on how well you:
■ demonstrate understanding of the way perceptions of belonging are shaped in and through texts
■ describe, explain and analyse the relationship between language, text and context

Question 1 (continued)
Text one — Book cover
(a)

Describe how the book cover introduces aspects of belonging.

2

Text two — Poem
‘He is not hugging the child
out of guilt or regret or sadness,
unless it is the inevitable sadness of the future.
They hug each other for a long moment
no indecision or unease between them’
(b)

Explain what these lines reveal about the relationship between the father and the child.

2

Text three — Nonfiction extract
(c)

In what ways does the text highlight an individual’s search for belonging?

3

Text four — Memoir extract
(d)

Analyse how imagery is used to capture the author’s intense experience of returning to his hometown.

3

Texts one, two, three and four — Book cover, Poem, Nonfiction extract and Memoir extract
(e)

In your view, which TWO of these texts most effectively explore how feelings of belonging and not belonging may shift with time?
Justify your view with reference to TWO texts.

End of Question 1

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Section II
15 marks
Attempt Question 2
Allow about 40 minutes for this section
Answer the question in a SEPARATE writing booklet. Extra writing booklets are available. In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:
express understanding of belonging in the context of your studies organise, develop and express ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and context
Question 2 (15 marks)
Select ONE image and use it as the central element in a piece of imaginative writing exploring the effects of time on an individual’s sense of belonging. 1

3

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4

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Section III
15 marks
Attempt Question 3
Allow about 40 minutes for this section
Answer the question in a SEPARATE writing booklet. Extra writing booklets are available. In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:
■ demonstrate understanding of the concept of belonging in the context of your study ■ analyse, explain and assess the ways belonging is...
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