Hey! Sign in to get help with your study questionsNew here? Join for free to post

Edexcel A Level History Coursework Word Limit?? URGENT

Announcements Posted on
TSR's new app is coming! Sign up here to try it first >> 17-10-2016
    • Thread Starter

    So I gave in my history coursework a few weeks ago; the total word limit for both essays combined is maximum 4000 words. When I printed off the courseworks, it said I had 1998 words in part A and 2002 words in part B, so exactly 4000 altogether. Right now it has been marked by my teacher and is probably in the process of being moderated by another teacher, and we were given a sheet to fill out telling us to evaluate the sources to show we haven't plagiarised. While looking at my essays to fill out the sheet, I saw that the word count had changed to 1999 words for part A and 2012 words for part B-- so I am 11 words over the limit!
    I'm not sure which word count is correct, and I definitely didn't change or add anything after giving in my courseworks. It could be a Microsoft word glitch, but I don't want to manually count it all to check which word count is true. I could easily take out 11 words, I am just worried that it has already been marked and that that will not be possible. What should I do? If it gets sent for external moderation, will they check the word limit? There is no 10% leeway on this coursework like there is for GCSE

    If its gone for marking (especially this far along..) there's literally nothing you can do about it.

    Worst case scenario, the marker stops reading 11 words from the end, in reality, they'll most likely not give a hoot!
Write a reply…


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: April 28, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Do you like sleeping in a cold room?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.