I had my Cambridge IGCSE German writing exam today.
The first question was a list of 8 words marked out of 5 - I think I got all of those correct. The second question was a short 90 word essay out of 15 marks - I think I did fairly well on this too.
But the final question went really really badly. There was a choice of three questions - I chose the first one. I wrote about half the essay then realised I'd misread the introduction part at the top and written about the wrong thing (later I found others in my class did the same thing). In a panic, because I was now not sure what I should be writing about, I crossed out the essay and began the second option question (with only about 15 minutes to spare). I wrote the essay but it was very rushed. I've later realised that I screwed up the past and future tense in it, possibly meaning that past and future tense wasn't included. I think this is pretty bad. I included future tense in my previous essay.
I tried to make a quick total my self. Due to the screw up in past/future, I didn't communicate the bullet points in the question well so I thought maybe 3/10 for content marks. I didn't count, but from trying to remember what I wrote, I used maybe about 7 or 8 verbs which probably corresponds to 2/8. And for language features I estimate about a 5/12 as I'm not sure how accurate my writing was due to it being rushed. Overall that's 10/30 which is fairly poor - especially as I can write much much better than that usually.
I know this is only a brief overview, but does anybody with any experience with Cambridge IGCSE know if based on the info I've given, whether my 10/30 estimate is too harsh or lenient.
Thanks a lot!
Screwed up language writing exam - what is worse case scenario?
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