Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment


There are two examined units.

Unit 1 will be available in Summer 2011. Both examined units will be available from Summer 2012.

Unit 1: The Study of Prose [25%]

1 hour examination (closed book)

In this unit you will be asked to respond to one of the prescribed prose texts.

You should be able to:

  • read and understand a prose text;
  • respond to a prose text critically and imaginatively;
  • select and evaluate relevant textual material;
  • use details from the text to illustrate interpretations; and
  • explain how language, structure and form in prose texts contribute to the author’s presentation of characters, ideas, themes and settings.