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London Examinations IGCSE English Language (4355) Exemplar candidate responses from the May 2005 examination session January 2006 delivered locally, recognised globally

Exemplar candidate responses

Exemplar candidate responses from the May 2005 examination session

London Examinations IGCSE

English Language

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Contents
Paper 2H Script 1: grade A* Script 2: grade A Script 3: grade C Paper 3, Question 1 Answer 1: grade A* Answer 2: grade A Answer 3: grade C Paper 3, Question 2(a) Answer 1: grade C Paper 3, Question 2(b) Answer 2: grade A Paper 3, Question 2(c) Answer 3: grade A* Coursework, component 4 Grade A Grade C Grade E 57 62 68 54 50 44 32 36 40 1 13 25

The exemplar scripts and the commentaries which follow should be read in conjunction with the following publications: • IGCSE English Language Specification (Publication code UG013063) • IGCSE English Language examination papers 2H and 3 for May 2005 (available on the Edexcel International website) • IGCSE English Language Mark Schemes with Examiners’ Report for May 2005 (available on the Edexcel International website)

Paper 2H
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Commentary on Script 1
Section A Q1 Look again at lines 22 to 27. What three comparisons does the writer use to help the reader understand the boat's appearance and construction? 3 marks The three • • • marks available are for the 3 comparisons which are a patchwork quilt like the skin over a man’s ribcage like a floating banana.

This candidate achieves 3 marks. She identifies all 3 and achieves full marks. It is not necessary to write extended answers for this section and this candidate is suitable succinct. Q2 In your own words explain why a leather boat is more at risk than other boats. 5 marks This candidate achieves 2 marks. She does not use the material from the passage to offer a full explanation. The final paragraph is a repetition of “decomposes easily” which has already been stated at the top of the page. The final sentence does not add anything to the explanation. It lacks range. The candidate would be advised to use the mark tariff as a helpful indicator to the type of detail to go into in the answer. Q3 How does the writer convey the violence and power of the sea and the weather throughout this passage? You should refer closely to the passage to support your answer. You may include brief quotations. 12 marks This candidate achieves 11 marks. This is a very detailed answer that gets almost full marks and covers a wide range of features including tense, figurative language, active verbs, adverbs, adjectives and structure. A strength of this answer is the manner in which it considers the effect that these techniques are intended to achieve and does not stop at merely identifying these...
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