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AQA GCSE Drama 8261 - 9th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

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Date/Time: 9th May 2024 PM
Length: 1h 45m

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Reply 1
The extract was too good !!!!
Reply 2
Original post by Terena27
The extract was too good !!!!

Which play did you do? I did noughts and crosses, revised so hard for a Hadley question just for it to be about Callum. Extract was still great!
For The 20 marker (.4) question i answered the question on the wrong chdacter, will I get 0 marks out of 20 for this question or pick up like 4 or 5 marks. The question was answered correctly but the wrong character, horrible mistake. Anyone know what will happen, rest of the paper went very well
Reply 4
Original post by Terena27
The extract was too good !!!!

Blood brothers extract was amazing!
Reply 5
Original post by ARY11
Which play did you do? I did noughts and crosses, revised so hard for a Hadley question just for it to be about Callum. Extract was still great!

Blood brothers
Reply 6
Had anyone else prepared only set design in class for the past two years lol. At least costume wasn't too bad to ******** about
Reply 7
Original post by jimmy720
Had anyone else prepared only set design in class for the past two years lol. At least costume wasn't too bad to ******** about

Omg Im so annoyed!!! I have prepared set questions for Treasure Island and I looked at the questions at the beginning and was so frustrated about no set question . I went back and did set text ( I did crucible and it was good 20 marker on Abby but Hale for 8 and 12 was annoying) and then went back to 32 .
My teacher had told us that you are not allowed to do musical for 32 marker even if it’s design which I think is weird but then a different teacher said you could which is really confusing . In the end I did acting for Ben Gun and guessed my way through as I have never done a 32 marker on acting in my life (and I was not prepared to start on my actual exam)
I could have done lighting if it wasn’t on ‘memorable moments’ as I hadn’t thought of specific moments for lights more like throughout . Oh well , but still annoyed!
Reply 8
honestly that paper was so good and nice !! blood brothers extract was brill - helps i actually predicted it as well!!!
32 marker was very nice too glad it was only 1 or more actors this year 😂
Reply 9
Original post by H.riet
Omg Im so annoyed!!! I have prepared set questions for Treasure Island and I looked at the questions at the beginning and was so frustrated about no set question . I went back and did set text ( I did crucible and it was good 20 marker on Abby but Hale for 8 and 12 was annoying) and then went back to 32 .
My teacher had told us that you are not allowed to do musical for 32 marker even if it’s design which I think is weird but then a different teacher said you could which is really confusing . In the end I did acting for Ben Gun and guessed my way through as I have never done a 32 marker on acting in my life (and I was not prepared to start on my actual exam)
I could have done lighting if it wasn’t on ‘memorable moments’ as I hadn’t thought of specific moments for lights more like throughout . Oh well , but still annoyed!

I ended up doing costume design, My analysis was ok but i might miss some detail marks because i don't really know alot about like in depth costume details
omg it was amazingg! i loved the blood brothers extract, and also no one's talking about section a, are u kidding me it was sooo easy!! but yea the live theatre kinda threw me a bit but i just adjusted my points to fit the question (i wrote abt the woman in black - literally made for that question!!)
Reply 11
Original post by caliandreww
omg it was amazingg! i loved the blood brothers extract, and also no one's talking about section a, are u kidding me it was sooo easy!! but yea the live theatre kinda threw me a bit but i just adjusted my points to fit the question (i wrote abt the woman in black - literally made for that question!!)


i loved the first multiple choice - abt prompt copy’s, that’s what i want to do as a job 😂
The advantages of traverse staging threw bit a bit - I put B I hope it’s right !
Original post by whyamy
i loved the first multiple choice - abt prompt copy’s, that’s what i want to do as a job 😂
The advantages of traverse staging threw bit a bit - I put B I hope it’s right !

yea it is!! my teacher said the answers are cbab which i put so 4/4 hopefully!!
but yea the traverse staging one was so weird, but honestly i am soooo happy with that paper broo
Original post by Evil Homer
Welcome to the exam discussion thread for this exam. Introduce yourself! Let others know what you're aiming for in your exams, what you are struggling with in your revision or anything else.
Wishing you all the best of luck.
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Date/Time: 9th May 2024 PM
Length: 1h 45m

Can someone help me will i do bad? I did really well on the 32 marker I think , same with the 4 , 8 and 12 marker but i didn't have enough time to even do the 20 marker. I got an 8 in my mocks by doing half of the 20 marker getting 10 marks will I still be able to even get a 8 anymore?
Reply 14
Original post by Chris_149_
Can someone help me will i do bad? I did really well on the 32 marker I think , same with the 4 , 8 and 12 marker but i didn't have enough time to even do the 20 marker. I got an 8 in my mocks by doing half of the 20 marker getting 10 marks will I still be able to even get a 8 anymore?


definitely possible ! i got a 7 on my mock missing the 20 marker and 1/2 of the 12 marker, completing the 12 marker would have got me an 8 (i think)
don’t forget this is only 40% ! if you did really well on performances and logs your grade will be pulled up :smile:
Original post by whyamy
definitely possible ! i got a 7 on my mock missing the 20 marker and 1/2 of the 12 marker, completing the 12 marker would have got me an 8 (i think)
don’t forget this is only 40% ! if you did really well on performances and logs your grade will be pulled up :smile:

thank you, I think I did really well on my devising log and pretty good on my performances , il be happy with a 7 at this point being realistic.
Original post by caliandreww
yea it is!! my teacher said the answers are cbab which i put so 4/4 hopefully!!
but yea the traverse staging one was so weird, but honestly i am soooo happy with that paper broo

do you remember what the word answers were for those? :smile:
Original post by Jaykaur4
do you remember what the word answers were for those? :smile:

mmm maybe roughly,
stage manager, in the round, centre stage, the audience are closer to the actors and are more immersed
Original post by Evil Homer
Welcome to the exam discussion thread for this exam. Introduce yourself! Let others know what you're aiming for in your exams, what you are struggling with in your revision or anything else.
Wishing you all the best of luck.
General Information
Date/Time: 9th May 2024 PM
Length: 1h 45m

I did blood brothers and the extract, by chance, was one i have prepared and performed multiple times so it was great! i did barber shop chronicles for the live theatre
Original post by caliandreww
yea it is!! my teacher said the answers are cbab which i put so 4/4 hopefully!!
but yea the traverse staging one was so weird, but honestly i am soooo happy with that paper broo

i cant remember what i put for the last question on multiple choice, i rlly hope i put B tho !!

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