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    i did question 4 ofr Grace Darling...

    i didnt think it was tht bad but i found the audience difficult in that 11yr olds have just come from primary school and 14yr olds are pre-GCSE.....

    i loved the commentary it gave me a chance to explain why my piece was so bad !!

    i wrote 3 and a half pages for it though... oooops :confused:

    do we get penalised for going over???


    How did everyone else find it???
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    i did grace darling too, but did quetion 3! ive never written a radio script b4 but have looked over others. i thought it went really well! it was quite fun to do really, once i got into it!
    all the other ppl sitting this unit did ibiza 1! one more exam to go then thats it 4 a levels!!!
    freedom!
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    I did question 3 also, I found it started well but towards the end i was pushing the word limit, so ended it quite abruptly! I would have also liked to have brought in a few more sound effects, but concentrated more on the speakers instead... never mind!

    Will wait and see!
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    I did question 1, as I thought it would be the easiest, but they were all good questions. I kinda wish I'd done question 2 for some reason, just would have been more interesting, but I'm not incredibly sure what the TV Times is like – is it quite general audience and informal?

    My commentary was awful – I did it in the last 5 minutes, and only scribbled about half a page. Ah well! I think my piece was alright, so maybe it won't matter too much...
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    I did question two.

    I said more about what I'd done in the original ENB5 thread. I'm not typing it out again
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    It went really well, which i was pleasantly suprised about. I did Q3, there was no way I was going to to Ibiza it was too difficult.

    Anyway I never usually have the worry of reaching the word count let alone going over it, but I think I did.

    Do we get penalised too badly if we are over by 200 words (approx)?
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    A bit late - but I did Grace Darling question number 4.

    The audience was difficult, but I tried to sound upbeat, but not patronising. I added a lot of comparisons so they could relate and added lots of picture. I also cut the information into chunks so it was easily digestible and accessible.

    Overall, I really have no idea how I've done - it could go either way in my opinion, and not just this exam, but for my others, too. I just want the results published soon, because I'm really anxious to know if I've screwed up or not. I don't know how I'm going to manage to not worry until then.
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    (Original post by mscwd)
    It went really well, which i was pleasantly suprised about. I did Q3, there was no way I was going to to Ibiza it was too difficult.

    Anyway I never usually have the worry of reaching the word count let alone going over it, but I think I did.

    Do we get penalised too badly if we are over by 200 words (approx)?
    They can't expect us to sit there counting the words for a radio show, so I wouldn't have thought it would have mattered that much. I also think it sometimes looks like you have done more if, for example, you use the three-columned radio-format. Was harder to judge because line size is different, too .
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    The three-columned radio format????

    Did I miss a crucial stylistic feature here????
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    (Original post by domjohn)
    The three-columned radio format????

    Did I miss a crucial stylistic feature here????
    I'm sure you didn't...It's probably me being random. I did mine weirdly, I think. Really, don't worry. It's just one way, of many, of constructing it.
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    (Original post by Fiona87)
    I'm sure you didn't...It's probably me being random. I did mine weirdly, I think. Really, don't worry. It's just one way, of many, of constructing it.
    Ok. I did a mock radio script in lesson a while ago and wasn't told about a special format to write them in. I'm sure they won't look down on it, but it would look good if you have a specialist format to use! I'm quite worried about my English result anyway!!!!
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    (Original post by domjohn)
    Ok. I did a mock radio script in lesson a while ago and wasn't told about a special format to write them in. I'm sure they won't look down on it, but it would look good if you have a specialist format to use! I'm quite worried about my English result anyway!!!!
    You'll be fine - don't think about it!
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    I did the Ibiza website one... i thought i was quite easy though i found it quite hard to keep it brief and concise... hope it's ok. At about 2:05 into it i made the decision to rush the end bit and concentrate on the commentary.. which will hopefully be ok.

    Lots of links and pop-ups and drop-down menus which i hope they will like, tho i forgot to put any sound in which apparently they love... oh well.

    Wasn't the Grace Darling Pack a bit too dense and er well boring??? i read half of it and thought 'er... no'. Although my friend said she had good fun writing dramatised bits for the radio script: STORMS / LIGHTNING / THUNDER "Grace, NOooooo" "But Father, I MUST go, it is my destiny..."
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    I was doing this as a resit, last year it was Noahs Ark and the Panama Canal!

    So I went for Grace Darling and the Radio4 script, I did a Radio Script for my original Writing coursework so hopefully I got it right as I dont have another chance.
 
 
 
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