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GCSE English Literature Paper 1 HELP!!! Will I lose marks for this?

So today was my English Literature GCSE, and although I think I did quite well, I didn't have any time to check my work in the end, and I actually think I forgot to close some quotation marks when quoting from the text, like from example saying:
"star cross'd lovers
intead of:
"star cross'd lovers"

Could I lose any marks for this??? Please let me know, I am starting to worry!
Reply 1
Original post by amber.07
So today was my English Literature GCSE, and although I think I did quite well, I didn't have any time to check my work in the end, and I actually think I forgot to close some quotation marks when quoting from the text, like from example saying:
"star cross'd lovers
intead of:
"star cross'd lovers"
Could I lose any marks for this??? Please let me know, I am starting to worry!

you may lose one or two but nothing major. especially if it only happened once or twice. I am no expert though and it should be noted that i am on the eduquas / wjec exam board so if you are on aqa or something else it may be different
hope this helps
Reply 2
Original post by Emma0354
you may lose one or two but nothing major. especially if it only happened once or twice. I am no expert though and it should be noted that i am on the eduquas / wjec exam board so if you are on aqa or something else it may be different
hope this helps

Okay, thank you for responding to me :smile:
Original post by amber.07
So today was my English Literature GCSE, and although I think I did quite well, I didn't have any time to check my work in the end, and I actually think I forgot to close some quotation marks when quoting from the text, like from example saying:
"star cross'd lovers
intead of:
"star cross'd lovers"
Could I lose any marks for this??? Please let me know, I am starting to worry!

If you were doing aqa you might lose a mark.
Reply 4
Original post by amber.07
So today was my English Literature GCSE, and although I think I did quite well, I didn't have any time to check my work in the end, and I actually think I forgot to close some quotation marks when quoting from the text, like from example saying:
"star cross'd lovers
intead of:
"star cross'd lovers"
Could I lose any marks for this??? Please let me know, I am starting to worry!

If the examiner is rlly reading the work however most of the time they scan read it for quotes or descriptions so probably won't notice,n if they do hopefully they'd have some mercy under stress :smile:
I think you won't loose any marks as the examiners are told to mark positively. So If there's at least one quote mark ul be fine. 🙂 Don't worry just move on and ace the other exams!
Hi Guys, I was kind of worried that I messed up my Macbeth question in literature paper 1. I only really spoke about how Lady M is presented as powerful rather than addressing her eventual loss of power and downfall towards the end of the play. I have be reassured by my teachers and fellow classmates that this isn't a major issue and I won't be capped at a certain amount of marks for this. These were the points I used in my essay

Para1 Was based on the extract and I mainly spoke about how it shows Lady M as manipulative and Scheming. I linked this into the Jacobean fear of women who desired too much at the time being labelled as witches. So her acting like this plays on the fears of the audience at the time.

Para 2 I spoke about how desperate Lady M has become to attain power . I used quotes but mainly Unsex me here. I said that this shows the extreme lengths women had to go to at the time to obtain power . Lady M is desperate to break free from the societal constraints associated with being a women in the patriarchal era she was living in. I linked this to King James 1 fear of witches and made references on how he had 2,500 women killed across England during his reign and also linked this to his book Daemonolgy .

Para 3 I spoke about how Lady M power has inverted her relationship. Her desire for more has led her to control Macbeth. Brave Macbeth who is unbeatable on the battlefield is unable to win the war within his marriage . I mainly linked this to the quote act like the innocent flower. Lady M takes on the stereotypical role of a man and is able to hind any emotions and put on a brave face . Whereas Macbeth who is presented as a fearless warrior is unable to do so and takes on the role of a women at the time . he is emotionally vunerbale and is being told what do and how to act by his partner.

Let me know if this is any good! Only really want a 5 or 6

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