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Are you studying Cambridge's A Level course with General Paper as one of your subjects? Do you want to boost up your vocabulary? Or do you want to improve your English Language? If your answer to any of these questions is yes then this site is for you!

What is General Paper?

General Paper is an AS level multi-disciplinary subject, which can be studied in A Levels of Cambridge University. There are some variations of this paper which are given below:

Majority of the students attend the International syllabus: either General Paper 8004 or General Paper 8001. Paper 8004 requires you to write two essays, each from a different section whereas, Paper 8001 requires you to write one essay and solve a comprehension passage among the given alternatives.

General Paper 8009 is the Mauritian version and General Paper 8806 is the syllabus exclusive to Singapore, both of which are much similar to General Paper 8001. Both are localized to meet the specific needs of the students there and perhaps to adjust the time-zone difference.

Materials available in this site

The main aim of this site is to provide help, support and resources to the General Paper students so as to make them able to write good academic essays as required by the curriculum of General Paper. To meet this purpose the following resources are available in this site:

1. Sample GP Essays

The sample GP essays are available in two categories. Sample A graded Essays consist of 5 essays which scored A in the Cambridge examinations. These were provided to me by my GP instructor while I was doing A levels.

My Essays consists of the essays exclusively written by me. The total number of essays in this category has already crossed 24, and I’ll be adding more essays in the days to come.

2. Comprehension Passage Solutions

Just like the sample essays, the articles in this category are the sample solution of the comprehension questions of Paper 2 of 8001 syllabus. The questions of Mauritian and Singaporean Paper 2 are not much different. Therefore, this section will also be useful to the students of both countries.

3. GP Resources

This category contains the articles which provide some more information about General Paper. The articles type include General Paper Examination Tips, "how to" articles, GP Writing Skills and related articles.

4. Vocabulary

This section contains information about how to improve vocabularywhy is it important and so on. This section is useful for anyone who wants to improve their vocabulary.

5. Overview of GP in 30 Minutes

It is a brief presentation which can give you a full overview of General Paper as a subject of A Levels, it's different versions/syllabuses, which syllabus best suits you and the like.

Site Upgrade, Update and Navigation

This site has been upgraded to a blogger site. Now, you can search for posts by using the search box, and labels or tags in the sidebar. Don't get frustrated if you don't understand the site's structure when you are new. Keep coming back and you'll gradually learn what kinds of contents are available in this site and what are the different ways you can find that content.

Similarly, the site is updated on a regular basis: the grammatical errors are corrected, the broken links are fixed and the like upon being informed. Also, the new articles are posted quite frequently.

Future Plans

My aim is to make it one of the most resourceful sites over the Internet for GP students. So, I will continue to publish articles in the days to come. This will allow you to have access to wide range of resource materials required for your General Paper.

Please Comment and Share!

Please write your comments and provide me feedback as you read the posts in this site because that will motivate me to work hard on this site. Also please share this website on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ using the Like, Tweet and +1 buttons below and inform your friends about this site. That will prove to be a great help to them, because I have heard students telling me, at the last moment, that they never knew such sites [sites about GP] exist! I am sure that, your sharing can prevent this kind of remark from your friends at least.


  1. can I have the grading for 2013 please?

    1. I didn't get what you mean by grading?

  2. where can i get the november 2013 paper?

    1. Here are the list of November 2013 papers, mark schemes, inserts, etc for 8001 syllabus:

      Here are the list of past papers, mark schemes, etc for 8004 syllabus:

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    3. Do you know where I can get the syllabus 8009?

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  4. Can you please post an essay on 'Is Mathematics the true universal language?'

  5. i cant get access to your essays and any of those blogs, please help....urgent!

    1. I sincerely apologise for the problem. All the links have been updated now.

  6. how many paragraphs are there supposed to be in each essay 8004?

  7. Where can I get the marking scheme for november 2015's general paper 8009?

  8. Hey man,do you know how many marks are deducted if you write an essay of less than 500 words in gp?


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