I am so frustrated with my inability to do english exams, especially because it's meant to be my favourite subject Thanks x Hi, I don't know which exam board you take, I'm WJEC and they sound very similar to ours.The AO1 should be the easiest as its basically how well you write (fluently and coherently) but expressed using lots of technical terms (asyndeton, ceasura etc) AO2 means you have to specifically look at the language and structure (i.e.AO3 is a bit trickier and I suspect is where you're losing your marks.
I was lucky this year (got a decent A) but I never feel confident even if I've been doing well all year because that one exam could be completely different yeah, my English Lit class got weird results too (AQA aspects of narrative)...myself and 2 other people got full UMS, (after I only got a middle A at GCSE despite constantly getting A*s in the year...) but then people who were also predicted As got low Bs/Cs, and then a few people JUST scraped Ds when they'd been predicted Cs all year..well.
maybe it's down to how subjective English is as a subject? I got 108/120 in my AS exam in June 2010 and 77/80 in cwk.
AO1 you should be hitting all the time, naturally in your essays.
As you're supposedly top of the class I don't expect you have any trouble with this.
I was supposed to get an A in the exam but got a D - I can't comprehend how it went that badly. I'm assuming you did Spec B and the Aspects of Narrative stuff?
I've spoken to people from other schools who have said their schools are experiencing the same. My teacher said she went on a conference about last year's results and showed examples of who got an A and who got an E.
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I was supposed to get an A in the exam but got a D - I can't comprehend how it went that badly.
I've spoken to people from other schools who have said their schools are experiencing the same. More people got FULL MARKS last year than got A's this year.