Higher – Timed Essays

“Tess of the d’Urbervilles”

Choose a novel in which the main character is seen to grow or mature in the course of the story.

Show how the novelist engages your interest in the character and his or her development.

“The Crucible”

Choose from a play a scene in which tension builds to a climax.

Explain how the dramatist creates and develops this tension, and discuss the extent to which the scene has thematic as well as dramatic significance.