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Sup! I'm doing Cambridge International AS Level English language and I want to know if marks are deducted for using American spellings? My current teacher strictly tells us not to, but he's sort of whack so I don't trust him. Does Cambridge actually penalize you for American spellings?
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i guess that since is labeled International they would be open to different variations ?
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I see what you did there.
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As the above have said I would expect them to be open to all spellings but that doesn't mean they will be. As such I'd advise sticking to only British english spelling
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I see what you did there.
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gee willikins Bloke you are on fire today ! i must ring the Fire Department on 911.
Hot diggity!
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Use British English spelling
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Even if they accept the American spellings those are wrong, so use British.
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I would have thought your tutor, even if they're a bit whack, is worth listening to more than randoms on a student forum.

There are basically 3 outcomes:
Use British spelling and don't get penalised regardless
Use American spelling and don't get penalised
Use American spelling and get penalised

It should be fairly obvious which of these makes sense. At the end of the day, you're studying English Language at a location in England (I assume you're not talking about Cambridge, Massachusetts). It makes the most sense to use English spellings, especially since there's no risk involved.
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I would have thought your tutor, even if they're a bit whack, is worth listening to more than randoms on a student forum.

There are basically 3 outcomes:
Use British spelling and don't get penalised regardless
Use American spelling and don't get penalised
Use American spelling and get penalised

It should be fairly obvious which of these makes sense. At the end of the day, you're studying English Language at a location in England (I assume you're not talking about Cambridge, Massachusetts). It makes the most sense to use English spellings, especially since there's no risk involved.
Thanks for the help! alsi I'm doing my A-Levels from Dubai, not England lol
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Even if they accept the American spellings those are wrong, so use British.
askdjhajsdhas thank you~
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It should be fairly obvious which of these makes sense. At the end of the day, you're studying English Language at a location in England (I assume you're not talking about Cambridge, Massachusetts).
Cambridge International AS Level - the clue's in the name - these are qualifications developed in England for use abroad.Whilst some private schools do teach students to the CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) specifications, they are not approved for use in English state schools.
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