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english lit 2024 paper 1

i kinda screwed up paper 1, specifically the christmas carol question as i didn't have time to finish my answer. i think my macbeth essay was quite good. but the christmas carol was not it.
Original post by moonuh
i kinda screwed up paper 1, specifically the christmas carol question as i didn't have time to finish my answer. i think my macbeth essay was quite good. but the christmas carol was not it.

Exactly the same for me, my Christmas carol essay is so unbalanced I wrote a couple of pages for the whole text but then half a page at most for the extract. I found the extract awful for the question too.
Original post by moonuh
i kinda screwed up paper 1, specifically the christmas carol question as i didn't have time to finish my answer. i think my macbeth essay was quite good. but the christmas carol was not it.


Which exam board did you sit the paper with?
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Original post by Livisverycoolx
Exactly the same for me, my Christmas carol essay is so unbalanced I wrote a couple of pages for the whole text but then half a page at most for the extract. I found the extract awful for the question too.

dw i wrote two paragraphs, one on the extract and one on the play as a whole. but i always tend to only write 2-3 paras but each para is like 2-3 pages long LOl idk what happened in tht exam absolute shamblesss
for real, im not sure what even happened during that exam but my timing was horrendous
Original post by moonuh
i kinda screwed up paper 1, specifically the christmas carol question as i didn't have time to finish my answer. i think my macbeth essay was quite good. but the christmas carol was not it.

sameee i finshed the macbeth one but the a christmas carol i only got to write a thesis and one and a half paragraphs. but i think the questiions were quite nice but just the time
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Original post by Livisverycoolx
for real, im not sure what even happened during that exam but my timing was horrendous

same omg
Original post by moonuh
i kinda screwed up paper 1, specifically the christmas carol question as i didn't have time to finish my answer. i think my macbeth essay was quite good. but the christmas carol was not it.


Sameee omd, I totally messed up my Jekyll and Hyde but that Macbeth question was glorious!!
Original post by donna_m01
Sameee omd, I totally messed up my Jekyll and Hyde but that Macbeth question was glorious!!

what was the question for both?
Original post by moonuh
i kinda screwed up paper 1, specifically the christmas carol question as i didn't have time to finish my answer. i think my macbeth essay was quite good. but the christmas carol was not it.

SAME! I'm hoping the Macbeth essay will drag the overall grade up
Original post by ellastella09
what was the question for both?

Jekyll and Hyde - atmosphere of fear and danger
Macbeth - lady macbeth as a strong woman
Reply 11
Original post by moonuh
i kinda screwed up paper 1, specifically the christmas carol question as i didn't have time to finish my answer. i think my macbeth essay was quite good. but the christmas carol was not it.
For Macbeth question, I didn’t write about how Lady Macbeth loses her power at all really, but the rest of my stuff was very good I think. Can I still get a high grade (7-9)?
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Original post by Benb18
For Macbeth question, I didn’t write about how Lady Macbeth loses her power at all really, but the rest of my stuff was very good I think. Can I still get a high grade (7-9)?

no yeah ofc as long as ur other points r well developed dw
Original post by donna_m01
Sameee omd, I totally messed up my Jekyll and Hyde but that Macbeth question was glorious!!

this was me!!! Macbeth was a very good question but it surprised me as I was more prepared for kingship and Macbeth but it was still fine. However, would it be fine for me to reference the Garden of Eden twice in each of my paragraphs but interpet them differently to prove my point(as I am scared that I will lose marks for this:frown:) With Jekyll and Hyde, I wouldn't say it went shambolically but definitely ran out of time and could have expanded more on my points IF ONLY THERE WAS MORE TIME🥴
Original post by Benb18
For Macbeth question, I didn’t write about how Lady Macbeth loses her power at all really, but the rest of my stuff was very good I think. Can I still get a high grade (7-9)?

tbh i didnt either i just wrote how it can be foreshodowed to be bad for her later but jekyll and hyde i wrote more about setting how that makes it fearfull and dangerous but i dont know if that was right
to be honest, it may have been more obvious for the examiner to give you marks if you analysed how she loses her power but no need to worry as you can still achieve grades 7-9 with well developed analysis!!!!
i only had time to briefly cover her transgression anyways as i was short of time and my analysis for it was quite rushed but do you think the fact i mentioned that by her reflecting on her evil, she restores the natural order which she displaced would be good analysis?
(edited 1 month ago)
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Original post by moonuh
no yeah ofc as long as ur other points r well developed dw

Ah sweet cheers
Original post by Pwca
Which exam board did you sit the paper with?

same
Reply 18
Original post by samiabuvla
to be honest, it may have been more obvious for the examiner to give you marks if you analysed how she loses her power but no need to worry as you can still achieve grades 7-9 with well developed analysis!!!!
i only had time to briefly cover her transgression anyways as i was short of time and my analysis for it was quite rushed but do you think the fact i mentioned that by her reflecting on her evil, she restores the natural order which she displaced would be good analysis?

yess that's smart. lit anything works as long as u link back to the question or backup ur points in some way
thank u!!!!!

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