iGCSE English Language [Unofficial Mark scheme]

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    [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
    -----------------------
    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.
    • And perhaps a problem staff wise due to the half full booking...
    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
    • Visit the animal sanctuary
    • Hike on the hill that her husband refused to go
    And a signed off letter with anything like 'Lots of Love'

    Question Two
    -----------------
    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
    ----------------------------
    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.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    The first unofficial markscheme of the year :cry2:

    Hope everyone is happy with how it went :bl:
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by CaSama9)
    *This is only guild line on what most people put, please be free to add any other points*

    Question One
    -----------------------
    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 husbands 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
    . Rubble on top of the hill- rude
    . Refused to go to the animal sanctuary

    What were her plans

    . 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
    In bold are the points i didn't say. Just hoping i still got an A.(and that missing writing about 2 quotations from the 2nd question wont' make much of a difference)
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Holy smack I ain't got none of that on bullet point 3. DAMMIT!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I wrote that she didn't get proper breakfast. I also wrote that the only reason she was treated so well was because the owner didn't want to ruin the reputation of the hotel. Is that ok?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Is it fine if you write about 5 bits of imagery in question 2 instead of 4
    Offline

    2
    I loved that exam! So much easier than previous one's on the course! Hoping I have retained that A*.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Gdmn)
    Is it fine if you write about 5 bits of imagery in question 2 instead of 4
    Yeah it's no problem although you are not recommended to do so because it'd worth only 10 marks
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    According to mark scheme I did alright. Just want that A somehow. No chances for A* due to that terrible Q2. Only if I had that extra bit of time
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    i forgot to sign it off? do you think i will get marked down for it? i swear everyone here is so sweaty straight A*s everywhere haha
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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*?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Thanks for making this, I feel like I did really badly, like, horribly bad but my teacher said with my coursework supporting me I need 13 marks for a C.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Did u talk about the reduced numbers of the wild bees in question 3
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I think we should COMPLAIN of Cambridge they made the exam soooooooo confusing here is a link to complain ..........I complained join with me to lower the grade boundaries.
    Last year my friend she had her maths exam and alot of student complained to the exam board and they lowered the grade boundaries
    I BELIEVE WE SHOULD DO THE SAME!!!
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...dence_concerni
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Not sure about your 15 points.

    Wouldn't 30% of crops rely on bees to pollinate be the same point as: without them could be global starvation.

    Also could pesticides and chemicals be two different points?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Gdmn)
    Did u talk about the reduced numbers of the wild bees in question 3
    I did
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I'm unsure because global starvation is quite different to 30% of crops being made using bees... It could be an economic problem but also social? But I could be wrong, well have to see in August And pesticide is a chemical?

    (Original post by DontSweatIt)
    Not sure about your 15 points.

    Wouldn't 30% of crops rely on bees to pollinate be the same point as: without them could be global starvation.

    Also could pesticides and chemicals be two different points?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Indeed, and can still make up for this clusterf*** in paper 3.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by CaSama9)
    [This is only a guideline on what most people put, please be free to add any other points]

    Question One
    -----------------------
    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
    • .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
    -------------------
    Some examples:

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

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

    Question 3
    ----------------------------
    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. CCD
    9. Chemicals and pesticides which alter their behavior fatally
    10. Lack of genetic pool- susceptible to diease
    11.The blood-sucking mite
    12. Lack of nutritious bee friendly flowers
    13.Transportation of hives which causes stress
    14.forgot
    15. forgot

    b) Summary
    /5 if you wrote 200-250 words, used all the points and was concise.
    Thank you so much for this.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I didn't know whether the 30% crops came under the types of fruits and nuts they couldn't have without honeybees , but there wasn't enough space to put it all as 1 sentence, it was really confusing as the details in the passage had so much you could write it was hard to decide what was relevant and what was similar to eacother
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: October 8, 2016
TSR Support Team
Today on TSR
Poll
Would you ever go to a non Russell Group uni?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.