All exams will be closed book. It's a good point about AO2, though. It is going to be very hard to analyse language without the language in front of the student. Looking through AQA's spec, there are indeed a lot of AO2 marks for straight closed-book essays and even the mark scheme refers to language and stage directions – that's a lot for students to remember. Eduqas has a really detailed breakdown in its spec. Nearly all the AO2 marks are for extract/source/unseen poetry questions, with only a few of the AO2 marks for general essays (and, even then, both such questions follow an extract). This seems like a more realistic approach.