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    I was wondering if anyone knows the crack with the higher english folio. It says the word limit is 1300 but somewhere on the sqa website I read that you will be penalised if you exceed the limit by 10%. Does anyone actually know when they start to penalise? Say I submitted a piece of 1410 words, would I be penalised??

    "The written texts must be no longer than 1,300 words each. Full marks can be achieved in a shorter piece, if appropriate to purpose. Candidates will be instructed to record their word count (excluding footnotes and any references). If the word count exceeds the maximum by more than 10%, a penalty will be applied."

    So yes, up to 1430 would be fine.
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