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    Today I had my English Certificate paper 2 and realised afterwards that I f****d up and didn't read the full question.

    It was question 3 and it asked to explain how women were presented in La Belle Dame sans Merci and Poem 39 but I only wrote in depth about poem at thirty-nine. I want to ask if I should tell anyone or what the maximum grade I could get? I mean the papers out of 40 and worth 40% of my grade, so the question itself is worth 20%.

    I did some research and also saw on the examiner report these few things that might be relevant:

    - There were a large number of responses which dealt with only one poem, though this did not seem to be because of time constraints, since the candidates could write at length about the one poem. Perhaps they genuinely misunderstood the requirements of the question, rather than choosing to omit one poem. It is a pity when this happens because at times they wrote quite well on their single poem, but if there is a rubric infringement, the mark has to be reduced accordingly. Candidates need to be made more aware and reminded of the need to cover two poems in their Section B answers.

    - Too many at the lower levels did not understand the poem at all and one said so! One candidate thought the tiger was being tortured and wrote a long piece....heart breaking. Only very few did not write on two poems, though there were a few rubric infringements.

    Also, is what I did a rubric infringement?
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    I would say that it won't make too much of a difference, although you will lose a few marks, I'm not too sure though...
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    (Original post by Kaydog)
    I did some research and also saw on the examiner report these few things that might be relevant:

    - There were a large number of responses which dealt with only one poem, though this did not seem to be because of time constraints, since the candidates could write at length about the one poem. Perhaps they genuinely misunderstood the requirements of the question, rather than choosing to omit one poem. It is a pity when this happens because at times they wrote quite well on their single poem, but if there is a rubric infringement, the mark has to be reduced accordingly. Candidates need to be made more aware and reminded of the need to cover two poems in their Section B answers.

    - Too many at the lower levels did not understand the poem at all and one said so! One candidate thought the tiger was being tortured and wrote a long piece....heart breaking. Only very few did not write on two poems, though there were a few rubric infringements.

    Also, is what I did a rubric infringement?
    You'll probably lose a few marks, but I wouldn't worry, put the exam to bed, look forward to a half term break, and concentrate on upcoming exams

    Also, where did you get those paragraphs that I quoted (about candidates writing one sided responses)? Omg I don't know why I found them funny, especially when it says "heart breaking" wtf

    By the way, if you do the same exam as me (Edexcel English Lit - the unseen poem today was Snake Woman...?) then that poetry exam only counts as 25% of your grade.
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    (Original post by romansholiday)
    You'll probably lose a few marks, but I wouldn't worry, put the exam to bed, look forward to a half term break, and concentrate on upcoming exams

    Also, where did you get those paragraphs that I quoted (about candidates writing one sided responses)? Omg I don't know why I found them funny, especially when it says "heart breaking" wtf

    By the way, if you do the same exam as me (Edexcel English Lit - the unseen poem today was Snake Woman...?) then that poetry exam only counts as 25% of your grade.
    He does the Edexcel Certificate IGCSE English. The unseen poem for that qualification was 'One Art' by Elizabeth Bishop. 20% worth of final Lit grade.
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    (Original post by sulaimanali)
    He does the Edexcel Certificate IGCSE English. The unseen poem for that qualification was 'One Art' by Elizabeth Bishop. 20% worth of final Lit grade.
    Oh, sorry for the confusion
 
 
 
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