CSEME STORY STORY COMPETITION QUESTIONS

You MUST answer ONE question from this section.

Your answer should be approximately 400 to 450 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

 

In your answer, you will be assessed on how well you

(a) used the stimulus provided

(b) developed and organized the content of your writing

(c) used language appropriate to your audience, purpose and content

(d) used appropriate grammar, sentence structure, paragraphs, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.

EITHER

1.” From his bedroom window, Harry could easily see anyone who went into the Johnson house.” Write a story which begins with this sentence.  (1991 past paper question)

(25 marks)

OR

2.  Write a story in which  you include the following sentence.  “That was the strangest thing that ever happened in our village.”  (1992 past paper question) 

(25 marks)

 

OR

3. “As soon as Boysie heard the knock at his gate he knew that he was in for trouble”  Write a story in which  you include the following sentence.  (1989 past paper question) 

(25 marks)

 

OR

 

4. Write a story based on the picture below. 

(25 marks)

 

OR

 

5.   Write a story which included the sentences:  “The amusing thing is that I didn’t plan it this way. It was just a series of unexpected turns”.             (2008 past paper question) 

(25 marks)

 

OR

 

6.  “Martine and Sam huddled in the scanty shelter, looked back at what was left of their house and wondered what to do next.”

Write a story which includes these words.   (2012 past paper question) 

(25 marks)

COMPETITION MARK SCHEME 

English A Narrative Writing Rubric

COMPETITION RULES

Rules and Guidelines

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