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    hello, just wondering if theres a mark scheme for core ?!!?
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    (Original post by Hsevras)
    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?
    Yeah, add the three components together.

    I am not sure as long as you wrote an equal amount for each bullet, wrote between 1.5 and 2 pages and showed a good understanding of the text it would be 16.

    No last year 106 marks was the lowest for an A* and it will probably go up so 108 marks are needed for an A*.
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    Thank you so much!
    (Original post by Kyrill)
    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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    (Original post by Hsevras)
    minimum 11 or 12?
    Well if your point were correct, you should get 9 marks for those and then a mark out of 5 based on how well you wrote your letter, so minimum probably 12
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    I would assume it's alright, I wrote " the food was 5 star, and for you to go and get extra food shows that you are a very caring and care about the well-being of the people staying at your hotel".
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    I believe there should be more points for bullet point 1 and 3 for question 1. In addition I also believe there were also some different words and phrases your could of used.
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    (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
    No but thats really good! However, that doesn't tell us why they're important for humans or what's threatening their well being?


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    I talked about that too but I think it does because we humans love our history and protecting old forms of life
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    In bullet point 3 you could talk about her re-visiting the market and the animals, she could go on the party coach and do the water rafting.
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    Certainly, it's just been updated
    (Original post by Tom fox)
    I believe there should be more points for bullet point 1 and 3 for question 1. In addition I also believe there were also some different words and phrases your could of used.
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    Did anyone write about that aswell
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    Re-visiting the market and animal sanctuary are fine but I'm unsure about rafting because her husband went to the hospital for it.

    (Original post by Tom fox)
    In bullet point 3 you could talk about her re-visiting the market and the animals, she could go on the party coach and do the water rafting.
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    Ok have them points been added though
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    I strongly believe that there should be more for 1 and bullet point 2 yeah actually that's a good point
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    I also believe there were a few more for 1-2. When will it be updated with some more accurate answers. And question 2 I also believe that you have missed some in the second part (B)
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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.
    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
    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.
    For Q2 I talk about the word 'entranced' for the first paragraph saying that the winning entry was hypnotic with its beauty. I also mentioned the word 'loudly' for the second paragraph and said that Mr. Head saw the visit as a noisy nuisance whereas Al saw the market as a place of opportunity and self-sustainment ('beehive').
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    Perfect! The mark scheme will also credit you for any other words you pick out but it mainly awards marks for explanations. Don't worry it's fine


    (Original post by WarByte)
    For Q2 I talk about the word 'entranced' for the first paragraph saying that the winning entry was hypnotic with its beauty. I also mentioned the word 'loudly' for the second paragraph and said that Mr. Head saw the visit as a noisy nuisance whereas Al saw the market as a place of opportunity and self-sustainment ('beehive'.
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    No problem, if you have any that you want to mention just mention what it is and I'll include it


    (Original post by Tom fox)
    I also believe there were a few more for 1-2. When will it be updated with some more accurate answers. And question 2 I also believe that you have missed some in the second part (B)
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    Okay, thank you very much. The other 6 I used were all phrases so hopefully all goes well. Not much we can really do now!

    (Original post by CaSama9)
    Perfect! The mark scheme will also credit you for any other words you pick out but it mainly awards marks for explanations. Don't worry it's fine
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    For a3 im not sure if this is right but can you say she is going to write a glowing review of the hotel?
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    For bullet point 3 I included ones that aren't on mark scheme so will I still get the mark or not. Also I haven't identified all the ones on the question 2 as I also talked about mr head and he's behaviour as well as three on marks scheme I talked about him being loud
 
 
 
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