I found out today that next year is the last year of students doing Editorial exams.
I found this really annoying. I got an A in my recent exam with 78/90 and I was really proud of that. It is an exam that requires writing and ordering skills as well as some theory, unlike the others that mostly just require theory.
Personally, I think that an English course SHOULD have the editorial exam as what good is someone who knows a lot of theory (Which they probably wouldn't use as a writer anyway) compared to someone who actually knows how to write?
What does everyone else think of this?
I think it should be cut to be honest.
I don't think the Editorial Writing paper is a good reflection of ability.
Someone in my class got 3 grades above their predicted grade, whilst others got up to four grades under.
Lots of A grade students get E's and things like that, merely because they don't quote the pack enough or the examiner personally doesn't like the peice.
The whole marking system is based literally on speculation and although you need to have good writing ability to be sucessful, there are too many other factors which come into play and it is diffcult to understand exactly what skills are being acessed.
I don't resent the paper - I got 90/90 Jan entry but I think the whole thing is based too much on luck and the examiners preferences.
i think it's a good idea to be cut, afterall we're doing A2 English NOT journalism. It also doesn't really reflect your overall ability in the subject. There are loads of A students who end up with E's in this module so i think it's a bit pointless.