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GCSE Practice Paper in the style of Pearson Edexcel English Literature Paper 2

This is a GCSE Practice Paper in the style of Pearson Edexcel English Literature Paper 2.

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Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Pearson Edexcel

Curriculum topic:   GCSE Sample Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:   Paper 2

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This is a practice GCSE English Literature Paper 2 in the style of Pearson Edexcel.


In the GCSE examination, you may complete your answers in a written answer booklet or on a computer. At EdPlace, you will type your answers manually into onscreen boxes and use marking criteria to grade your answers afterwards.


The time is set for 2 hours and 15 minutes (135 minutes) but you can keep working once the timer has run out. You are advised to spend roughly fifty-five minutes on Section A and one hour and twenty minutes on Section B.


Important: This question paper contains all text choices. Although there are lots of questions in the paper, you will only need to answer four: two from Section A (Q2 - 15), one from Section B, Part 1 (Q16 - 18) and one from Section B, Part 2 (Q19). Use the contents list (located on the first page) to work out which questions you need. You can return to check it at any time. Once you have finished your answers and checked them through, go back to the contents page and check the box to complete the assessment. 




Paper 1 - 19th-century Novel and Poetry since 1789


Time allowed: 2 hours and 15 minutes



You must answer the questions in the spaces provided.

Answer two questions from Section A and two questions from Section B 

(one from Part 1 and one from Part 2).

You must not use a dictionary.



The maximum marks for questions are shown in brackets.

The maximum mark for this paper is 80 marks.

There are 40 marks for Section A.

There are 40 marks for Section B.



We have no affiliation to Pearson Edexcel and these questions represent our own unique content developed by EdPlace GCSE authors.

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