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  • Writer's pictureAnqi Teng

10 Text-Specific Common Module Questions (and 4 General Ones!)


  1. Analyse the way George Orwell’s 1980 explores important ideas about individual motivations.

  2. Analyse how the novel 1984 facilitated your reflection on the experience of oppression.

  3. “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” - George Orwell. To what extent does Orwell’s quote align with your understanding of his exploration of power in the dystopian novel 1984.

The Crucible

  1. A hive mind’s weakness lies in the very thing that gives it power. To what extent does this statement align with your understanding of The Crucible and its representation of individual and collective experiences.

  2. Analyse how Arthur Miller uses core characters to convey important ideas about human motivation and power.

  3. “Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.” - Albert Einstein. To what extent does Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible reflect this idea?

Billy Elliot

  1. Movies are more than entertainment - they invite audiences to challenge their assumptions about human behaviour and experiences. To what extent does this statement reflect your experience studying Billy Elliot?

  2. Analyse how Stephen Daldry explores the human quality of strength, and its manifestations within individuals and collectives.


  1. Loss may be shared, but its process is always personal. To what extent does this

  2. Analyse how Lohrey uses character and place in her novella, Vertigo, to challenge the audience’s perception of relationships.

General Questions:

  1. Analyse how your prescribed text reflects the complexities of anomalous and paradoxical human behaviours.

  2. How has purpose informed your prescribed text’s representation of human experiences?

  3. Humans are shaped by individual and collective experiences. To what extent is this statement reflective of your understanding of your prescribed text?

  4. History dictates which stories are important to tell. Analyse how context influenced your prescribed text’s exploration of human experiences.

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