Overview of the exam questions

In the exam you will be presented with a short extract from the play, followed by a choice of two essay questions. Generally the extract question is worth 10 marks and the essay question is worth 20 marks (plus 4 marks for spelling, grammar and punctuation).

In the essay response you will be required to refer to context. You should spend around 20 minutes answering the extract part, and 40 minutes writing the essay response. Remember that practice makes perfect – the more that you practise writing the answers within the time limit, the more confident you will feel in the actual exam.