Paper 2: Non-fiction

Touchscreen-Tablet-Blog-Digital-Reading-Man-791049.jpgLanguage 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.

Find an overview of paper 2 here.

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:

  • articles
  • reports
  • essays
  • travel writing
  • letters
  • diaries
  • autobiography and biography

You will then be asked to write a non-fiction text of your own expressing your views on a similar topic.

Find a useful guide to paper 2 here.