While I'm on a roll, here's another pair of Section B questions based on some different texts. This time, the focus is on the changing meanings of punctuation and attitudes towards change. Like a few Section B questions, this straddles both diversity and change, so I think it's an interesting one. The use of online comments in response to the article as a Text B isn't a feature of any previous 7702/2 papers but was used once on an old ENGA3 paper on the previous AQA A spec, so I've considered it a suitable text for these purposes.
There aren't any student responses to this question but if I get time I'll suggest a few angles that might be useful.
Text A is an article by Susie Dent from The Daily Telegraph in November 2020
Analyse how language is used in Text A (The Twitter row over full stops...) and Text B (online comments in response to Text A...) to present views about language change and punctuation.
In your answer you should:
• examine any similarities and differences you find between the two texts
• explore how effectively the texts present their views.
Write an opinion article on views about language change. In your article you should assess the ideas and issues raised in Text A and Text B.
You should refer to ideas from language study and argue your own views.