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    So if it's a 12 mark essay that should be equivalent to 6 A01 and 6 A03 right?

    I think I understand how the knowledge marks work, but I was watching a video on how examiners are meant to mark, and the example essays only had 1 strength and 1 weakness for 12 mark questions? My teacher says that for 12 mark essays we need 6 A03, which are 3 separate strengths and 3 separate weaknesses.

    So, which is right?
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    I'm in my second year of A level doing psychology and how we did our AO3 was we either write fown 6 brief evaluation points or write 3/4 and expand on them with lots of detail. Tbh i think examiners would prefer longer answers where you expand because you're more likely to get the marks there.

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    (Original post by Habeebah)
    I'm in my second year of A level doing psychology and how we did our AO3 was we either write fown 6 brief evaluation points or write 3/4 and expand on them with lots of detail. Tbh i think examiners would prefer longer answers where you expand because you're more likely to get the marks there.

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    Okay thank you!


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    My teacher (I'm in A2) has always emphasised depth for evaluation rather than breadth. Better to go into detail on three or four points that make a lot of very brief ones. The latter doesn't really demonstrate you being able to understand or critically analyse the point you're making or theory you're evaluating


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    (Original post by TheMightyAugur)
    My teacher (I'm in A2) has always emphasised depth for evaluation rather than breadth. Better to go into detail on three or four points that make a lot of very brief ones. The latter doesn't really demonstrate you being able to understand or critically analyse the point you're making or theory you're evaluating


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    Thank you. Also, for 16 mark questions they require application marks. What does this mean if they don't give a situation or something in the question we're meant to reference? Does this just mean application of the theory in real life?


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    (Original post by amelienine)
    Thank you. Also, for 16 mark questions they require application marks. What does this mean if they don't give a situation or something in the question we're meant to reference? Does this just mean application of the theory in real life?


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    16 markers are split 6 marks for AO1 and 10 for AO3. If it's contextualised then it's usually split 6 AO1, 4 AO2 and 6 AO3 based on the example papers from AQA. But just normal 16 mark questions are split 6 and 10. For you're evaluation you just talk in more depth and make one or two extra points...

    You do know as well that you can get contextualised 12 mark questions by the way?


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    (Original post by TheMightyAugur)
    16 markers are split 6 marks for AO1 and 10 for AO3. If it's contextualised then it's usually split 6 AO1, 4 AO2 and 6 AO3 based on the example papers from AQA. But just normal 16 mark questions are split 6 and 10. For you're evaluation you just talk in more depth and make one or two extra points...

    You do know as well that you can get contextualised 12 mark questions by the way?


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    For contextualised 12 mark questions would that mean 6 A01, 2 A02 and 4 A03?


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    (Original post by amelienine)
    For contextualised 12 mark questions would that mean 6 A01, 2 A02 and 4 A03?


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    Can't remember because I never got one in my AS exam but I have a feeling it's 5-2-5


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    (Original post by TheMightyAugur)
    Can't remember because I never got one in my AS exam but I have a feeling it's 5-2-5


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    Thank you!!


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