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Please can you help me mark two Paper 2 Question 2 Answers. I will post the answers up first and then the Sources as a reply to this.
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Please can you help me mark two Paper 2 Question 2 Answers. I will post the answers up first and then the Sources as a reply to this.

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| 0 | 2 | Use details from both sources. Write a summary of the differences between the problems that these writers associate with holidays. [ 8 marks ]

Source A suggests that holidays are a time of stress. This is clear when the writer writes "Having said that, I also have to write 30,000 words of a book ... In fact, I had to get out of bed at 5am just to find the time to write this piece," . This tells us that the writer has to sacrifice his free time just so that he can finish his work. Perhaps it suggests that this work/life juggling has a negative impact on his mental health, as he does not have time to relax, nor sleep well. However, the writer in Source B says that holidays are not pleasurable. This is clear when he writes "Their notion of a holiday is to rush in crowds to some sweltering place, such as crystal palace, and there sit and drink and quarrel themselves into stupidity" which tells us that holidays are chaotic and just a huge influx of people. Perhaps it also suggests that is is impossible to find even a bit of peace as everyone is trying to make the most of the holiday, but just end up being drunk and vulgar.

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| 0 | 2 | Use details from both sources. Write a summary of the differences between the two learning philosophies. [ 8 marks ]

Source A suggests that the learning philosophy for schools should make sure that the education is tailored to the students needs. This is evident when the writer writes "In the information age we live in, students are choosing the ways they want to learn when they want to learn. You can watch my video tutorials on your PC at home or on your iPhone on the way to school." This tells us that the school should value comfort and the education of the students. Perhaps this is so that the students are able to fully focus on the learning and remember what was taught, without disturbances which takes their [the students] mind of it in schools. In contrast, Source B suggests that learning should be formal. This is evident when the writer writer "The students are seated at an iron-framed desk, which is bolted to the floor, facing the front of the room. Seating is tiered towards the back of the room to ensure that all pupils are able to see clearly to the front of the class." This tells us that the key to learning is to focus on solely the teacher, nothing else. Perhaps it disregards modern approaches to learning such as Q & A, and student discussion, which may show us that Edgar Thompson, Head teacher of Woodland Green School has conservative values.

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