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Topics: GCE Advanced Level, General Certificate of Secondary Education, Question Pages: 3 (333 words) Published: March 5, 2011
CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary Level


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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES Write your name, Centre number and candidate number in the spaces provided on the answer paper/ answer booklet. Answer two questions. Write on one subject from each of two of Sections 1, 2 and 3. Answers should be 500-600 words in length. Write your answers on the separate answer paper provided. If you use more than one sheet of paper, fasten the sheets together. INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES All questions in this paper carry equal marks.

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2 Section 1 1 Should governments try to influence population growth in their countries?


‘A successful economy cannot be concerned with workers’ rights.’ Discuss.


What do you understand by ‘globalization’? To what extent is the process a positive development?


If life is sacred, should we ever kill anyone?


‘People who under-achieve academically make no contribution to society.’ Do you agree?

Section 2 6 ‘No limits should be placed on medical research.’ Discuss.


How can natural disasters be avoided, or their effects, at least, reduced?


‘Technology breeds laziness.’ What is your view?


‘Science has removed our sense of mystery and wonder.’ How far do you agree?

10 ‘An education is incomplete without a sound understanding of mathematics.’ Do you agree?

Section 3 11 If a work of art shocks its audience, can it really be considered to be ‘art’?

12 ‘The media gives too much attention to people who do not deserve it.’ How far do you agree?

13 Do libraries still have a role to play in society?

14 ‘Young people waste too much of their leisure time.’ Discuss.

15 As long as we communicate, does it...
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