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    French writing assessment - Healthy lifestyle

    5 star(s)

    This is a 5 star piece of work. It uses a variety of tenses, personal opinions, negative phrases and extended sentences. To improve and ensure the top grades, check accents…

    • Essay length: 429 words
    • Submitted: 19/03/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Rachel Forest 04/02/2012
    • Reviewed by: (?) medbh4805 01/01/2012
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
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    Write an essay to be published on your school website about this dilemma with reference to one experience you had when using the Internet. Discuss what should be made public and what should remain private,

    5 star(s)

    On the whole this is a very well written essay. It is well-structured with an effective opening, a logical sequence of ideas and a strong conclusion.
    The vocabulary is appropriate…

  3. Marked by a teacher

    Compare and contrast the Functionalist and Marxist views of society.

    5 star(s)

    Overall this is an impressive essay that demonstrates excellent knowledge of the two viewpoints and also a comprehensive use of language and turn of phrase. At times the key terms…

    • Essay length: 949 words
    • Submitted: 07/11/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Matthew Wilkin 09/03/2013
    • Reviewed by: (?) cwhite 19/03/2012
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    Youth is just a biological stage" evaluate this claim

    5 star(s)

    An excellent piece of work arguing effectively that ?youth? is not just determined biologically. The examples given against this argument were very good due to their relevance and the fact…

    • Essay length: 988 words
    • Submitted: 12/02/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for GCSEs)
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    Why did so many people die in the 2010 Haiti earthquake?

    5 star(s)

    An excellent review of the main physical and human factors affecting the impacts of the Haiti earthquake. Very good use of geographical terminology and statistics. Some useful…

    • Essay length: 1206 words
    • Submitted: 16/01/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Katie Price 29/03/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
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    How does Steinbeck present the character of Crooks in the novel 'Of Mice and Men'?

    5 star(s)

    A very strong essay on the presentation of Crooks and his role in the essay. Points are coherently made and are fully supported with relevant evidence from the text.

    • Essay length: 2739 words
    • Submitted: 07/11/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 20/05/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
  7. Marked by a teacher

    All people have a right to their own opinions but not the right to force them upon others

    5 star(s)

    The argument is cogently made, though overstated in one or two instances, and follows logical steps that are hard to refute. The lexical range used is well up to the…

    • Essay length: 544 words
    • Submitted: 30/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jeff Taylor 20/05/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for GCSEs)
  8. Marked by a teacher

    French gcse writing controlled assessment - school life

    5 star(s)

    This is a 5 star piece of work, which gives a lot of detail in a clear, well-structured and interesting way. There is a lot of detail, a variety of…

    • Essay length: 1247 words
    • Submitted: 27/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Sarah Benson 01/01/1970
    • Awarding body: AQA (for GCSEs)
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    Throughout the play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth together demonstrate how ambition can turn a loyal soldier into a bloodthirsty murderer

    5 star(s)

    This is a powerful and convincing evocation of a near-death experience. The language is very well controlled, with few lapses, and the scenes described so concisely are graphic and terrifying.…

    • Essay length: 1296 words
    • Submitted: 03/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jeff Taylor 20/05/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
  10. Marked by a teacher

    NVQ level 2 unit 2 Business Administration. Worksheet on Principles of providing administrative services

    5 star(s)

    A thorough piece of work that answers all the questions raised. There is clear evidence of research. It could be improved by more application, ie. saying what happens in a…

    • Essay length: 3138 words
    • Submitted: 01/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dennis Salter 01/05/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
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The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is a qualification which students sit at the age of 16. Most students are entered for 8-10 subjects at GCSE although there are some schools where individual entries number 12 or 13 subjects. University admissions tutors and employers are more likely to be impressed by the more moderate range of good grades which show application and commitment.

There is quite a lot of work in each GCSE so it's always advisable to plan for that and make sure you can cope with the workload. In the vast majority ofschools GCSE Maths, English Language and Science are compulsory and the other subjects you will be entered for will be options that you choose from a range offered by the school (in some establishments a language is also compulsory and in others, Religious Studies too). All in all it's worth taking a lot of time in Yr 9 identifying those which you have to take, and then finding out as much as you can about the others before choosing your options.

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