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yesterday's Paper Two

pekingduck
pekingduck
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Hello,

 

How did everyone find Tuesday's Paper Two on CLA, LITM and LCh?

How did your students find it?

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Normy
Normy
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Surprised that, despite repeated assurances on training day that it would be post 2000, second LC text was from 1933. Overall, students felt a bit cheated of the opportunity to show off their extensive knowledge and engagement with technology/multimodality. However, all felt it was a doable, if boring paper.

pekingduck
pekingduck
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Hi Normy, thanks for the reply (these chat rooms don't tend to be very chatty). Your point about the assurances you received regarding a 21st-century second text is very interesting. I don't think I managed to make that particular Training Day so it's a pity I didn't hear that. Although we had rehearsed some 'old text-less modern text' combinations, I guess my students were also hoping for a more contemporary second text.

Perhaps you should make this known in an email to OCR? english@ocr.org.uk. I had cause to email them yesterday re: the same part of the exam. Had to express a bit of concern that the two texts were not like for like in terms of genre. Sure, the shared subject matter of beggars enabled a comparison of how the representation of beggars  has/hasn't changed over time, but I feel the ability to truly conduct a diachronic study of lang change is hampered by having a committee report paired with Orwell's autobiographical writing. Historically, in LC exams, paired LC texts tend to be the same genre, most of the time, do they not?