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Do you need to quote critics in exam? Edexcel English Lit AS Level Watch

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    Our teacher has told us to learn quotes from 10 different wider reading articles for A Street Car Named Desire to use in our exam answer (for the assessment objective AO5) - is this necessary?! Other classes in my school haven't even looked at critics and we've spent weeks on it?!
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    (Original post by Tea2345)
    Our teacher has told us to learn quotes from 10 different wider reading articles for A Street Car Named Desire to use in our exam answer (for the assessment objective AO5) - is this necessary?! Other classes in my school haven't even looked at critics and we've spent weeks on it?!
    I would google/ ask your teacher for the mark scheme and any exam with the
    with an AO5 objective will need critics, its likely you do you streetcar, I'm on WJEC and critics are definitely needed in the exam

    in my sixth form teachers often neglect to tell the class when and when not critics are needed so I always check the exam boards website aswell
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    (Original post by annamarshall2727)
    I would google/ ask your teacher for the mark scheme and any exam with the
    with an AO5 objective will need critics, its likely you do you streetcar, I'm on WJEC and critics are definitely needed in the exam

    in my sixth form teachers often neglect to tell the class when and when not critics are needed so I always check the exam boards website aswell
    we definitely need critics, I was just wondering if we have to quote them word for word ? or can we just paraphrase? Just seems quit a lot to learn - 10 articles and i need to learn quotes/names/years for each
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      did the as exam last year, you need critics but you can google it and itll come up
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      Guys you really don't need critics. I did this exam last year, on Streetcar nonetheless, and got full marks without a single critic.
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      (Original post by Tea2345)
      we definitely need critics, I was just wondering if we have to quote them word for word ? or can we just paraphrase? Just seems quit a lot to learn - 10 articles and i need to learn quotes/names/years for each
      oh haha, you do need to remember the name and quote but not word for word, personally i just have a list of 10- 20 which can be applied to any essay question, its easy to get the marks for A05 as long as you include around 5 short quotations so its definately worth learning them
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      (Original post by Gold-Confetti)
      Guys you really don't need critics. I did this exam last year, on Streetcar nonetheless, and got full marks without a single critic.
      how did you get the AO5 marks then?
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      (Original post by Tea2345)
      how did you get the AO5 marks then?
      AO5 is about including different interpretations and seeing things through another pair of eyes. That can be done without critics. The chief examiner marked my work as part of a sample sent by my teacher to check her marking. Trust me. I'm not just pulling your leg.

      You CAN use critics as a different interpretation. But if you're clever about your wording, you'll get marks for different interpretations all the same without using them.
     
     
     
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