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My teacher hasn't taught me any new terminology extending from GCSE to the new A Level e.g. things like anaphora et cetera… this has worried me a lot.
For the new A-levels do I need to know all the fancy terms and be able to apply them, as the mark scheme doesn't specify…?
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Don't know if this applies to all exam boards or if its the board your doing but I do AQA and they base their marking off 5 assessment objectives
AO1 - clarity of the written argument
AO2 - how methods are used, eg language form and structure and their effects
AO3 - historical context that could have influenced the writer
AO4 - how historical context has changed/stayed the same/readers opinions have changed/stayed the same in the texts your writing about
AO5 - whether you've actually answered the question or not

AO4 and AO3 are hard to separate and you can't really do one without the other. As for a-level terminology, the exam board doesn't really care about you using super fancy terminology as long as your using accurate terminology eg not calling a noun a verb and can explain why this language choice was so important to crafting the meaning within the text
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(Original post by codiethompson)
Don't know if this applies to all exam boards or if its the board your doing but I do AQA and they base their marking off 5 assessment objectives
AO1 - clarity of the written argument
AO2 - how methods are used, eg language form and structure and their effects
AO3 - historical context that could have influenced the writer
AO4 - how historical context has changed/stayed the same/readers opinions have changed/stayed the same in the texts your writing about
AO5 - whether you've actually answered the question or not

AO4 and AO3 are hard to separate and you can't really do one without the other. As for a-level terminology, the exam board doesn't really care about you using super fancy terminology as long as your using accurate terminology eg not calling a noun a verb and can explain why this language choice was so important to crafting the meaning within the text
this is so helpful for me - I've struggled on how to do AO4.the idea of a historicists study was so confusing.
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