Language paper 2 focuses on non-fiction which expresses the writers’ viewpoints. It is 1 hour 45 minutes (unless you have extra time) and is worth 50% of your Language GCSE.
Non-fiction is writing which is based in truth.
You will be asked to write about two texts – one from the 19th century and one from either the 20th or 21st century. They will be linked by theme. You will answer 4 questions on these texts, which will be:
- travel writing
- autobiography and biography
You will then be asked to write a non-fiction text of your own expressing your views on a similar topic.