Past Papers – AS-Level

Paper from 06/06/2014

This is going to be a rough approximation of the questions rather than the exact ones, but should be good enough for now.

Songs of Ourselves:

1) Compare how two poems demonstrate human nature.

2) Analyse: When I Was Fair and Young

Half of a Yellow Sun:

1) Discuss the presentation of Olanna in Half of a Yellow Sun.

2) Analyse the character of Ugwu as he is introduced to the novel:

Extract covers the bit when he arrives at Odenigbo’s house – chicken wings and joy at the taps.

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2 thoughts on “Past Papers – AS-Level”

    1. Nope, no poem just a question. Depending on the paper you do sometimes get a choice of essay question or extract question. However, an extract question means you have to answer specifically about that poem and eliminates the element of choice.

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