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2017 P2 New Junior Cycle 2

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Table of Contents

Cover Page 4

Section A – Reading Texts to Understand – Shakespearean Drama 6

Question 1 (5 marks) 6

Section B – Responding to Texts – Appreciation of Language. Beginnings and Endings in Fiction 18

Question 6 (6 marks) 21

Question 7 (16 marks) 22

Question 8 (10 marks) 24

Question 9 (18 marks) 25

Question 10 (40 marks) 26

Question 11 (10 marks) 28

Cover Page

State Examinations Commission

Junior Cycle 20XX

Final Examination Sample

English Higher Level

Day Date June – Morning 9:30 to 11:30

180 marks

The theme of this examination paper is



There are two sections in this examination paper.

Section A Reading Texts to Understand – Shakespearean Drama

80 marks 5 questions

Section B Responding to Texts – Appreciation of Language

100 marks 6 questions

Answer all eleven questions.

The questions do not all carry equal marks. The number of marks for each question is stated at the top of the question.

You should spend about fifty-five minutes on Section A and sixty-five minutes on Section B.

When answering on studied material, you must use texts prescribed for examination in 201X.

Write your answers in the spaces provided in this booklet. You may lose marks if you do not do so. Space is provided for extra work. Label any extra work clearly with the question number and part.

Section A – Reading Texts to Understand – Shakespearean Drama

The scene printed on page 6 of this booklet is taken from the tragedy Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Read...

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