does the word count truly matter

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could i expect an 8 or 9 by writing 500 words for IGCSE Edexcel English literature, or is it more likely that I'll get a 6 or 7
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words dont matter its quality of work
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(Original post by helloigcses2022)
could i expect an 8 or 9 by writing 500 words for IGCSE Edexcel English literature, or is it more likely that I'll get a 6 or 7
As hr27 mentioned above, if the quality is good, then I don't see why not. I don't think examiners sit there counting how many words you wrote :P
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I have no context of the GCSE marking criteria but in scientific literature generally as few words as possible is considered better providing it adequately details what it needs to.

The reality is excesses words are generally draining on the reader…

That said generally they provide X number of words in school as they feel it is an appropriate length so kinda helps guide students with the correct level of detail.
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