English Language: What do the examiners look for?

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Section A: Different Cultures and Traditions

1a) linguistic, grammatical, structural and presentational features of language; perceptive grasp of writer's ideas and the main themes; relevant connection between theme and technique; discriminative textual reference. (16 marks)

1b) developed and sustained understanding of themes and ideas; linguistic, grammatical, structural and presentational features of language; connect to writers ideas and perspectives; relevant connection between techniques and themes; discriminative textual references. (24 marks)

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woah! this is really helpful thanks :)


i'll definitely do well now!


i'm glad I could help :)

Elysia Northall



Elysia Northall wrote:


you're welcome :)

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