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If u tank paper 1 do they use the grade u got in your paper 2

Recently, I did my English language paper 1 confidently starting as I believed I could achieve a 9 but possibly due to pressure I got so stressed I only wrote one question and stressed because I didn’t know how to word other questions, and panicked cause i thought I wouldn’t have enough time.
Consequently I just scribbled what I wrote and tanked the paper, ultimately writing nothing at all.
Is it possible that Aqa would use the grade I achieve for the English language paper 2 as my overall grade? For example if I were to get a 9 in my paper 2 would they give me the 9 as my overall grade for English language or would they add it with my paper 1 marks (which were zero) and give me an overall grade of a 4?
This would be terrible as I will not be able to take bio and chem for A levels as they require at least a grade 9.
(edited 2 weeks ago)
Original post by yasmindd
Recently, I did my English language paper 1 confidently starting as I believed I could achieve a 9 but possibly due to pressure I got so stressed I only wrote one question and stressed because I didn’t know how to word other questions, and panicked cause i thought I wouldn’t have enough time.
Consequently I just scribbled what I wrote and tanked the paper, ultimately writing nothing at all.
Is it possible that Aqa would use the grade I achieve for the English language paper 2 as my overall grade? For example if I were to get a 9 in my paper 2 would they give me the 9 as my overall grade for English language or would they add it with my paper 1 marks (which were zero) and give me an overall grade of a 4?
This would be terrible as I will not be able to take bio and chem for A levels as they require at least a grade 9.

they add the two scores together to give you your grade. im sure you didn’t do ask bad as you think
Original post by yasmindd
Recently, I did my English language paper 1 confidently starting as I believed I could achieve a 9 but possibly due to pressure I got so stressed I only wrote one question and stressed because I didn’t know how to word other questions, and panicked cause i thought I wouldn’t have enough time.
Consequently I just scribbled what I wrote and tanked the paper, ultimately writing nothing at all.
Is it possible that Aqa would use the grade I achieve for the English language paper 2 as my overall grade? For example if I were to get a 9 in my paper 2 would they give me the 9 as my overall grade for English language or would they add it with my paper 1 marks (which were zero) and give me an overall grade of a 4?
This would be terrible as I will not be able to take bio and chem for A levels as they require at least a grade 9.
Unfortunately no, they’re not going to use the mark from your other paper. If you have a particular
reason why this happened that was out of your control, perhaps you could talk to your school and see if they could enter you for special consideration, which would bump your mark up a bit, although it unfortunately doesn’t sound as if your situation would qualify.
Grades aren’t worked out by paper, but by overall mark, the only time they might use your marks from just one paper would be if you were genuinely ill and couldn’t attend one of the exams, not just if you bombed one paper and didn’t get any marks. Presumably you filled out the front of the paper and handed it in, so they have evidence that you did the paper, just didn’t get any marks. Sorry.

On another note, are you sure you need a grade 9 in English language to do biology and chemistry A levels? I can’t think of any school that requires a 9 even to do English language at A level. Most just say you need a 4.

In any case, it’s not the end of the world, I’d recommend doing your best to do well in paper 2, and if it doesn’t work out on results day, you can resit English lang in November and try to get a better mark then.
Original post by yasmindd
Recently, I did my English language paper 1 confidently starting as I believed I could achieve a 9 but possibly due to pressure I got so stressed I only wrote one question and stressed because I didn’t know how to word other questions, and panicked cause i thought I wouldn’t have enough time.
Consequently I just scribbled what I wrote and tanked the paper, ultimately writing nothing at all.
Is it possible that Aqa would use the grade I achieve for the English language paper 2 as my overall grade? For example if I were to get a 9 in my paper 2 would they give me the 9 as my overall grade for English language or would they add it with my paper 1 marks (which were zero) and give me an overall grade of a 4?
This would be terrible as I will not be able to take bio and chem for A levels as they require at least a grade 9.

I'm really sorry, but unfortunately I don't think it works like that. The only time they would possibly use your second paper as the mark for the first as well would be if you had a valid reason for tanking the paper. In this case, the examiners might believe that you should have just taken more time to prepare, and they would say it's a personal error and something that could have been avoided. I think it's unusual that your school expects a grade 9 as the border to do bio and chem for a-level, in my school you need a grade 5 minimum. Good luck for paper 2!
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Original post by bingbong12395
they add the two scores together to give you your grade. im sure you didn’t do ask bad as you think


Could you please help me and tell me what score this would be out of 8. It’s my English language paper 2 question 2 AQA response. Thank you

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Would someone kingly help me and score this out of 8 I’m desperately trying for a grade 9
In contrast to the treatment of children in Source B, the children from Source A are treated harshly, however, are still shown some affection and consideration. This is shown when the writer says that if they have “earned” the “privilege”, then maybe they can spend time on the “Xbox”. This would suggest that if the children have completed their obligatory acts, then they would have the privilege to have fun on the Xbox. From this I can draw the inference that the children are treated with care and affection, but still have to atone for their immoral actions. I can further infer that the children in Source A are still being granted the chance to experience a fun childhood while simultaneously carrying out their chores. This is very different to Source B, in which the children are treated with less affection.

The treatment of children is much more harsh and strict in comparison to Source A, when they are depicted as having a “face” of “grey” and “yellowish” and “silky”, while “begging” to be “let out.” This implies that the children are poorly treated, which is shown in their appearance and desperation to be free. From this I can draw the inference that the children from Source B are neglected and so are their rights to having a liberal and fun childhood experience. From this I can also deduce that the children are treated and neglected just like animals as they are compared to “prey”, with the look of the “terror” of a “hunted animal” in their “eyes”, which further shows how they are more dehumanized than the children from Source A.

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