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Trundle
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Hi,
Has anybody here ever been penalised for going over a word count, and if so - how much were you over? My AQA English Lit coursework is being sent off, and has a word limit of 2,000 words excluding quotes. Excluding quotes my essay comes to 2,285 words, which my teacher says is fine because they are usually lenient by a couple of hundred each way as long as you are not talking much more over.

Do you think I will be OK with this word count? I have cut as much out and tried to be as concise as possible!

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I think that should be fine for AS-level as it's only 200 words over, but apparently they get really strict at A2. My exam board is Edexcel and our word count is 1500 excludng quotes, but my teacher told me anything up to 1800 was OK.
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(Original post by kellywood_5)
I think that should be fine for AS-level as it's only 200 words over, but apparently they get really strict at A2. My exam board is Edexcel and our word count is 1500 excludng quotes, but my teacher told me anything up to 1800 was OK.
It is stricter for A2, yes.

For History coursework (Edexcel), if you exceed the maximum word limit by a single word you automatically can't score marks higher than 28 (approx. 'C' grade).
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It is stricter for A2, yes.

For History coursework (Edexcel), if you exceed the maximum word limit by a single word you automatically can't score marks higher than 28 (approx. 'C' grade).
:eek: Damn, I do history with Edexcel and I'll probably carry on to A2! One boy in my class is really going to struggle with that- he wrote a 2000-word essay for an exam question!
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The guidelines in the mark scheme for our chemistry written task last year were that anyone writing more than 1000 words would be penalised, the sheet we were given said it had a 500 word limit, so they are quite tolerant. I don't know anything about english or history tho!
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I think then general rule is it can be +/- 10% but they are quite lenient about that stuff.
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