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    (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
    I think we all should! I bet they sat there knowing this will happen and now they're all laughing at us hahaha and gonna pretend that they didn't know this would happen!


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    we should all team up - someone write a petition on change.org and tweet it - we'd get so many signatures and consideration and get marked less harshly
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    (Original post by failure543)
    very true although i've got to try much harder for friday's paper 3. good luck for the rest of your exams
    Unlucky! I am so happy english language is done forever! Haha good luck to you too! I hope the exams much easier on Friday


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    I'm super stressed. For question 1, I used 2 points for bp1 and 4 for bp2 and 2 for bp2. Physically, I wrote similar amounts. Additionally, I said she would go to the sanctuary alone for bp3... would that be relevant? with this info, what would you assume I got for q1
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    for question 1, i over done it and went over my limit, i wrote about a third of a page on the additional paper, is that ok?
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    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... half-forgotten sandy roads; like a picture book - nostalgic - movie like
    Conjuring a charming mirage - skillfully constructed, like a wizard; impressive, fantastic
    white-washed walls: alliteration highlighting how stark they were
    Embroidered gowns: fine detail, links to silk.
    Imagery of a fairytale kingdom

    b) bits of cloth - cheap, incomplete material
    rainbow of produce - varied, colourful
    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
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    that's fine


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    (Original post by failure543)
    we should all team up - someone write a petition on change.org and tweet it - we'd get so many signatures and consideration and get marked less harshly
    Guys this is what im talking about, petition, so that we can argue for lower grade boundaries, then we gonna give em some English...
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    (Original post by failure543)
    we should all team up - someone write a petition on change.org and tweet it - we'd get so many signatures and consideration and get marked less harshly

    Guys this is what im talking about, petition, so that we can argue for lower grade boundaries, then we gonna give em some English...
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    I'm super stressed. For question 1, I used 2 points for bp1 and 4 for bp2 and 2 for bp2. Physically, I wrote similar amounts. Additionally, I said she would go to the sanctuary alone for bp3... would that be relevant? with this info, what would you assume I got for q1?


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    (Original post by revisionmadeeasy)
    This has reassured me. I managed to attain an A* average in coursework worth 40% (37/40) and a high A in Speaking and listening (26/30), so I believe I should get an A* or A overall? ps. Does anyone know how to calculate the marks I needed to get an A*?
    Name:  Screenshot 2016-05-03 at 19.27.00.png
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Size:  41.4 KB What you do is get your speaking and listening mark (?/30), add it to you coursework mark (?/50) and add your exam mark (?/50). Then you will fit into a grade boundary in option block B2 as that is what you did.
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    and will 100 including coursework get me an A?
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    For bullet point 3 I said Mary is going to apologise to the owner Al and everyone else her husband was rude to like the chef and other hotel visitors is this right?
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    Question 1:
    Impression of the hotel and staff:
    Al was conscientious of low likelihood of obtaining a cab;
    Personal greeting by hotel manager at the airport - unusual;
    Pre-arranged itinerary for the guests;
    Fresh food used in dishes;
    Gave the best suite in the hotel to Mr & Mrs Head;
    Tried to improve their stay whenever he could, e.g. changing the pillows;
    It was very remote, highlighting it's tranquility;
    Perhaps some inclusion that Maria may have recognised that it was all very put-on by Al

    Attitude and behaviour of Mr Head:
    Very dismissive of the market and what it had to offer, and made his thoughts known;
    Ate dinner very inelegantly;
    He bullied Al into changing their intinerary;
    Taunted guests who were going to do what he believed were "boring" activities;
    Denied the opportunity of going to the animal sanctuary;
    Refused to go on a small hike to the top of a hill;
    Very rude and arrogant behaviour led to him getting injured whilst rafting;

    Plans for the few remaining days:
    Fill out the medical forms for Mr Head;
    Pick him up from the hospital on Friday;
    Go home on Friday;
    Perhaps continue with Al's planned itinerary alone;
    Engage in conversation with the beekeeper;
    Have a cup of tea and talk to Al on the terrace;
    Write in her notebook/ Read a book on the terrace;
    Go to the animal sanctuary which she previously couldn't see due to her husband's ignorance;
    Immerse herself in the local culture.

    Question 2:
    2a) The winning entry:
    He'd been entranced;
    Charming mirage;
    White-washed walls;
    Conjuring;
    Half-forgotten;
    Ancient civilisations.

    2b) The market:

    Al's opinion:
    Laden;
    Rainbow of produce;
    Orange trees laced with sunlight
    Beehive

    Mr Head's opinion:
    Straggly;
    Tatty;
    Complained loudly;
    If explained really well and justified: Bits of cloth.

    Question 3:
    Almost a third of the world's crops depend on bees' pollination;
    Their extinction could lead to worldwide famine;
    They are a natural pollinator;
    They are one of the world's eldest still-living creatures;
    They can help produce medicine;
    They help grow healthy food;
    Their population numbers help reflect the current state of the environment;
    If they were to go extinct farmers would have to use artificial, slow methods to fill their space;
    If they died out, the price of food would increase sharply;
    If bees no longer existed, the food industry would have to spend money on labour to fill their space;
    CCD causes mental damage to bees;
    Chemicals in pesticides distort their behavioural patterns fatally;
    Lack of variation in genes sees them catch and all did from one disease easily;
    The organism which feeds on their blood is depleting the population;
    Wild bees could not and would not be used in industry should they go extinct;
    They are travelled around which weakens their immune system;
    They are exposed to new diseases when travelling;
    Different climates and weathers puts physical stress on the bees;
    There are many viruses which naturally occur in and kill bees.
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    (Original post by Hsevras)
    and will 100 including coursework get me an A?
    Yeah, last year it was 96 for an A.
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    (Original post by Hsevras)
    guys and girls

    I'm super stressed. For question 1, I used 2 points for bp1 and 4 for bp2 and 2 for bp2. Physically, I wrote similar amounts. Additionally, I said she would go to the sanctuary alone for bp3... would that be relevant? with this info, what would you assume I got for q1?


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    Probably a maximum of 15/20
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    Do I find the grade by adding coursework + speaking + score.

    Also. If I wrote 2 of the named points for Q1 pt 1&3 but 4 for bullet point 2 what mark would I be looking at?

    Also, will 100 total mark put me in the A* boundary?
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    Honestly, was this an easier paper than last year?
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    for q1, I wrote 2 points for BP1, 4 for BP2, 2 for BP3. They amounted to about the same amount in writing, but I was just wondering what mark I would get for an answer like this?
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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]



    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
    • The Gardners discussion was nice
    • Al seemed to care about her neck pain
    • Hotels dining room was good
    • The landscape and artwork
    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
    • .Rubble on top of the hill- rude
    • Refused to go to the animal sanctuary
    What were her plans for the remaining week?
    • To collect him from hospital
    • 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
    And a signed off letter with anything like 'Lots of Love'

    Question Two
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    Some examples:

    a) . Sandy Roads
    . Orange tree laced with sunlight
    . forgot
    . forgot

    b) straggled stalls
    bits of cloth
    tattered...
    rainbow of produces

    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.
    Thanks for this!
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    (Original post by j_ball_99)
    Probably a maximum of 15/20
    minimum 11 or 12?
 
 
 
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