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    (Original post by Lola1244)
    haha oh I think I wont get 8 marks lol, but yes your points are soo good!! I think i've got about 40 in that paper, hopefully my language papers will bring it up
    Haha thanks I'm sure you'll be fine

    Would two A*s in the language papers and two As in the literatures be enough for an A* overall?


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    (Original post by spurs9393)
    Haha thanks I'm sure you'll be fine

    Would two A*s in the language papers and two As in the literatures be enough for an A* overall?


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    That's what I am a bit confused about!! I think it depends what mark you get in each module :/ but if the language 2 paper is around 52 which I think it normally is then hopefully we can pull it up by quite a few marks???
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    (Original post by Lola1244)
    That's what I am a bit confused about!! I think it depends what mark you get in each module :/ but if the language 2 paper is around 52 which I think it normally is then hopefully we can pull it up by quite a few marks???
    I've looked it up, it's 360UMS/400 UMS for an A*. So if, say you got 100UMS on Paper One, you could afford to get 80 on another paper to average out to 90% overall. So what I'm trying to say is you don't need 90UMS in each paper but you can get extra marks from certain papers and drop more marks elsewhere


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    (Original post by Lola1244)
    how did you find it?
    what do you think for this 8 marker- im not sure its very good haha
    they should be praised because they are just ordinary warriors yet undertake a very dangerous expedition
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    Generaly I concluded that although they themselves as characters are brave and conform to the classical concept of heroism due to their bold actions their situation. But their headless actions don't justify the needless destruction that they caused. Additionally their actions and deaths are tragedies from virgil's view point as demonstrated by his description of their death in the poppy simile. I then related Virgils narrative viewpoint to the situation of Rome following the civil wars and also differences between modern and classical views of war and loss of life. So that although they're brave characters their action don't deserved to be revered and for that reason they deserved to be pitied for their youth, beauty and love for each other.
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    What did people put for why Nisus prayed to Diana?

    I put she was the guardian of the woods (taken from the text)

    And they I inferred that she was the Goddess of hunting but this wasn't in the suggested lines as the other two points didn't really answer the question?!
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    What did people put for why Nisus prayed to Diana?

    I put she was the guardian of the woods (taken from the text)

    And they I inferred that she was the Goddess of hunting but this wasn't in the suggested lines as the other two points didn't really answer the question?!
    I said she was the goddess of the moon so would have the power to guide the arrow through the the night sky. I also said that we was the goddess of hunting and as Nisus has prowess in regards to hunting she would be the goddess most obliged to help him, due to the reciprocal relationship between men and gods.

    In all honesty I had to take a bit of a punt on this question and not sure if this is right/relevant


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    (Original post by spurs9393)
    Haha thanks I'm sure you'll be fine

    Would two A*s in the language papers and two As in the literatures be enough for an A* overall?


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    Depends. If they're high A* then very likely. If not, then it depends if you get right on the boundary on A* and whether you get high A's as it's done on UMS.
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    grade boundaries are seriously high...
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    (Original post by StressedByDay)
    grade boundaries are seriously high...
    For language 2 thy aren't that high...


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    (Original post by Xphoenix)
    For language 2 thy aren't that high...


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    any idea what the boundaries are for each unit
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    yes- last year i did ancient greek- i got 84% in literature and 88% in sources but 97% and 98% in language papers-and that gave an a star- so I think its just if you get above 90% overall
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    lol it's crazy high but I guess people find latin easy.
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    (Original post by alex...000)
    What did people put for why Nisus prayed to Diana?

    I put she was the guardian of the woods (taken from the text)

    And they I inferred that she was the Goddess of hunting but this wasn't in the suggested lines as the other two points didn't really answer the question?!
    I put exactly the same as you!
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    (Original post by Lola1244)
    any idea what the boundaries are for each unit
    All these are a* boundaries (in my mind)

    Language 1: 53
    Language 2: 50
    Prose:43
    Verse:39



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    (Original post by Xphoenix)
    All these are a* boundaries (in my mind)

    Language 1: 53
    Language 2: 50
    Prose:43
    Verse:39



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    I'm hoping verse is lower than last year's too (42/50) I found the exam hard!
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    (Original post by Cookiemonster057)
    I'm hoping verse is lower than last year's too (42/50) I found the exam hard!
    Yeah. That's why I think it'll be 49 rather than 42. Definitely slightly lower either way imo


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    I put that she was close to him since it said 'praesens' and also she was the guard of the forest, 'nemorum custos.' I have no idea if that's right!
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    What is this 'sources paper' that everyone keeps talking about? o.O
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    (Original post by Röberto)
    What is this 'sources paper' that everyone keeps talking about? o.O
    In a way, it's kind of like History. We have a prescribed list of sources which cover a range of aspects about Roman life and we have to critically analyse them. I have attached one below if you are interested.

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/134439-...ier-insert.pdf
    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/134438-...igher-tier.pdf
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    (Original post by sciencelover99)
    In a way, it's kind of like History. We have a prescribed list of sources which cover a range of aspects about Roman life and we have to critically analyse them. I have attached one below if you are interested.
    Was it discontinued? I've never heard my teacher speak of it before.
 
 
 
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