prach_pan
Badges: 1
#1
Report Thread starter 13 years ago
#1
In my lessons, my teacher told me to approach the 'Critically assess ...' question (Unit 3: Synoptic study, AS AQA) by first describe the theory and then raise 2-3 criticisms and discuss them in turn.

But what I found in the Mark Scheme was about 9-10 critical points, most of which I have never been taught.

Would I get a top mark if I criticise the theory very clearly with only 2-3 criticisms?
Or do I need to write down most of the 9-10 criticisms in the mark scheme to get top marks?
I'm so concerned as my AS exams are next Tuesday!

What approach do your teachers advise you to take, guys?
0
reply
wackymathgal
Badges: 0
#2
Report 13 years ago
#2
with my teacher he says for the critaically assess problems first of all explain. so if it wascritically assess phenomenalism, you should first of all give an account of phenomenalism explaining what it is. Next you should offer criticisms, if you give 3 from a book, you should be fine, but give 1 or 2 original criticisms as well that you have thought of yourself. Lastly you have to give a conclusion, weigh up the argument and say how good it is.
I hope that helps.
0
reply
FadedJade
  • CV Helper
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#3
Report 13 years ago
#3
yep, thats good advice! Don't worry about 9 or 10 criticisms, thats just silly, its just so examiners know what is acceptable.
0
reply
coldplasma
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#4
Report 13 years ago
#4
Criticisms in mark schemes are, loosely described, 'spammed' in the mark scheme to cover as many approaches as possible. You don't have to mention even half of them, the examiners are looking for quality not quantity. If you put forward 2 or 3 criticisms and really discuss the implications of them, then you will do fine. The examiners also tend to like it when you don't leave a criticism unchallenged.
0
reply
Tyraell
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#5
Report 13 years ago
#5
Remeber though; assess means weighing up as well! You should be giving strengths of the thoery and criticisms.
0
reply
prach_pan
Badges: 1
#6
Report Thread starter 13 years ago
#6
Thank you so much guys!
How were you exams?
0
reply
SeekingWisdom
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#7
Report 1 year ago
#7
(Original post by prach_pan)
Thank you so much guys!
How were you exams?
I know you are probably inactive but was wondering how the exam went and if you had any tips for a Year 12
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Following the government's announcement, do you think you will be awarded a fair grade this year?

Yes (383)
52.61%
No (345)
47.39%

Watched Threads

View All