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iGCSE English Language [Unofficial Mark scheme]

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    In my coursework I got 47/50 and 25/30 in speaking. What do I need, roughly, for an A overall?

    Thanks in advance,
    I'm super stressed
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    (Original post by Sevi Wan Kenobi)
    You must do coursework!!!!! Its work 60% of the total grade, however your teachers may have some form of alternative that I am unaware about.... I am not sure if your school is not familiar with the exam board, but its all behind us now so lets not worry...
    no no-one in my school has ever done it. We do the two language papers thats it
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    will an A grade be 100+?

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    No, an A is 96. , A* is 106.
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    I never done question 2 correctly about the powerful phrases I've only explained 2 phrases correctly😡😡 how much marks do u think I need to get a c if the paper was 80% for me and The speaking and Listening was 20%
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    Last year, an A* was 104 out of 125. You should aim for around 40 marks in the paper we just did to secure an A*
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    (Original post by Hsevras)
    will an A grade be 100+?

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    Definitely
    Possibly and A*
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    (Original post by Hsevras)
    In my coursework I got 47/50 and 25/30 in speaking. What do I need, roughly, for an A overall?
    Around 90/125
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    Hi, so i sat this exam and i am so nervous firbthe outcome. So i got 24/30 on my speakbg and listening and 41/50 in my coursework. So what are my chances of getting an A?
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    (Original post by tania62)
    Hi, so i sat this exam and i am so nervous firbthe outcome. So i got 24/30 on my speakbg and listening and 41/50 in my coursework. So what are my chances of getting an A?
    From last years boundaries you need 36/50 for an A .

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    (Original post by CaSama9)
    [Keep checking! I will be updating. This is only a guideline on what most people put, please be free to add any other points]

    With the help of Kryll, j_ball_99 and a few others.
    COMPLETE


    Question One
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    Letter beginning with Dear friend...

    What were her first impressions of the hotel and the staff?
    • Al was generous as he waited in the airport for the guests to arrive, quite unusual.
    • The Gardners discussion was nice
    • Pre-arranged journey after airport
    • Al seemed to care about her neck pain and tried to improve stay whenever Al could
    • Hotels dining room was good
    • The landscape and artwork
    • But impression that it was all 'put on' by Al.
    • And perhaps a problem staff wise due to the half full booking...
    What was her husband's attitude and behaviour like? And what were her feelings towards it?
    • Threw a tantrum at market at her
    • Child like immature/irresponsible
    • Pressured Al into putting him in group
    • During dinner said that Als plans were boring
    • Refused to hike due to rubble on top of the hill- rude
    • Refused to go to the animal sanctuary
    • Arrogance lead to injuries in rafting
    What were her plans for the remaining week?
    • To collect him from hospital
    • Fill out any medical forms
    • To persuade him not to file a complaint
    • To go to the airport by Friday to go home
    • Spend remaining days writing notebook
    • Spend remaining days with bees and seeing how she can help
    • .Explore the history and area of the place
    • Leave a good reputation after her husband, before she leaves
    • Visit the animal sanctuary
    • Hike on the hill that her husband refused to go
    And a signed off letter with anything like 'Lots of Love'

    Question Two
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    Some examples:
    a)
    • Staged scenes: carefully put together, dramatic like a play.
    • Laced with sunlight: lit beautifully, lace is something fine and expensive, special, high quality, romantic...But also pure and spiritual due to connotations of light
    • Half-forgotten sandy roads; like a picture book - nostalgic - movie like and also old/ ancient due to sand gathering on it
    • Conjuring a charming mirage - skillfully constructed, like a wizard; impressive,magical
    • White-washed walls: alliteration highlighting how perfectly painted they are. Purity due to connotations of white and sense of religion/spiritual.
    • Embroidered gowns: fine detail, links to silk.Imagery of a fairytale kingdom
    b)
    • Bits of cloth - cheap, incomplete material, poverty
    • Rainbow of produce - varied, colourful, wide range of produces/ dishes
    • Beehive that was the old town - busy, all working hard and quickly going their separate ways
    • Straggling market stalls - slow, like someone losing a race
    • Tatty trinkets - useless bits, cheap and cheesy, badly made
    Question 3
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    Examples:
    1. 30% of crops rely on bees like apples cherries
    2. They use natural pollination
    3. Without them could be global starvation
    4. They help grow and produce healthy foods
    5. The honey they produce is used in medicines
    6. They can show us our environmental health
    7. Help make costs for farmers steady/ under control?
    8. Bees are essentially free labour for the food industry
    9. CCD
    10. Chemicals and pesticides which alter their behavior fatally
    11. Lack of genetic pool- susceptible to diease
    12. The blood-sucking mite
    13. Lack of nutritious bee friendly flowers
    14. Transportation of hives which causes stress
    15. Putting bees in cities will leave wild bees with less nectar
    16. Climate change and bizzare local weather
    17. Fungal infections so viruses
    18. Increase in bees in city restricting nectar available for wild honeybees

    And more forgotten points...

    b) Summary
    /5 if you wrote 200-250 words, used all the points and was concise.
    Is this for the edexcel english language A IGCSE exam in 2016? OUr exams havent even started yet over here
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    Is it okay to pick out just single words for question 2? And also, for the third BP (question 1) I used my inferring skills and made logical things up, such as wondering what I (Maria) will do and whether or not I will be staying in the hotel. Is that bad? Be honest.
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    [QUOTE=Tom111113;65270053]Is it okay to pick out just single words for question 2? And also, for the third BP (question 1) I used my inferring skills and made logical things up, such as wondering what I (Maria) will do and whether or not I will be staying in the hotel. Is that bad? Be honest.

    certainly fine. q2 ask for words/phrases and q3 depends on logical inferences

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    Does anyone know the weighting for the papers?
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    (Original post by dp00)
    Does anyone know the weighting for the papers?

    paper is 40%
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    what about the directed writing?
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    is there a formula I can use to get a rough idea for my mark??
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    (Original post by ScienceFantatic)
    Thank you so much for this.
    can you find me a unoffical mark scheme for aqa english language paper 1 exam it something to do about ice-skating
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    i messed up so bad and was over evry single word limit
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    (Original post by failure543)
    i messed up so bad and was over evry single word limit
    Apart from the 5 marker the word limit does not matter, its just there to guide you for time

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