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Is it possible to achieve full marks or very close to full marks on English language paper 2. I think I messed up paper 1 and I really need a 9. I will practice everyday and send my work to my teacher to get marked, is it possible?
And if so, any advice would be much appreciated.
Thank you
Reply 1
Original post by Jasmine6789
Is it possible to achieve full marks or very close to full marks on English language paper 2. I think I messed up paper 1 and I really need a 9. I will practice everyday and send my work to my teacher to get marked, is it possible?
And if so, any advice would be much appreciated.
Thank you

its harder to get almost full marks in paper 1 than paper 2, generally paper 2 question 5 is easier than paper 1 question 5, since persuasive devices come more naturally to people than descriptive, language and structural devices. the thing is, different examiners expect different things, and English marking is subjective, if you give an essay to two different examiners, they will mark it differently and give it different marks, probably not too different but small marks like these is what helps you get the top grades. 100% is almost impossible, very unlikely, but around 70-90% is achievable if you have a history of getting good grades in that paper. to achieve a grade 9, you need to present a comparison that is sustained, detailed, evaluative and interwoven within your response. you need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of ideas, evaluate methods used and compare and contrast the writers' perspectives.
Original post by visuna
its harder to get almost full marks in paper 1 than paper 2, generally paper 2 question 5 is easier than paper 1 question 5, since persuasive devices come more naturally to people than descriptive, language and structural devices. the thing is, different examiners expect different things, and English marking is subjective, if you give an essay to two different examiners, they will mark it differently and give it different marks, probably not too different but small marks like these is what helps you get the top grades. 100% is almost impossible, very unlikely, but around 70-90% is achievable if you have a history of getting good grades in that paper. to achieve a grade 9, you need to present a comparison that is sustained, detailed, evaluative and interwoven within your response. you need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of ideas, evaluate methods used and compare and contrast the writers' perspectives.

Okay so if I got 52 in paper 1, it is impossible for me to get a 9?
Reply 3
Original post by Jasmine6789
Okay so if I got 52 in paper 1, it is impossible for me to get a 9?

if you get close to 60 marks or more maybe, i think youll probably get an 8 though, a 52 is around a 6, so youll most likely get 7 minimum 8 max, but if you get as much as you can around 60/70 you might get an 9, depends on the grade boundaries tbh
Original post by visuna
if you get close to 60 marks or more maybe, i think youll probably get an 8 though, a 52 is around a 6, so youll most likely get 7 minimum 8 max, but if you get as much as you can around 60/70 you might get an 9, depends on the grade boundaries tbh

Okay thanks, I heard the grade boundaries will be higher this year, around 129 for a 9

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