2018 Paper 1 (HL) Bees
Two weeks ago (in June 2018), we published an HL Paper 1 response to texts A and B. These texts were both about a significant global issue – robots and artificial intelligence. The response is available here. This week (in July 2018) we publish a response to texts C and D. Mirroring texts A and B, texts C and D are also about an important global issue – the fate of bees.
The responses (A and B, and C and D) are written by the same student. Guided by his very knowledgeable and experienced tutor, the student has been asked (in writing about texts C and D) to try to develop his understanding of linguistic and stylistic features. He does very well. However, it may be argued that the response is underdeveloped. For example, the discussion of layout and the visual mode is a little superficial. Moreover, both the introductory and concluding paragraphs are rather insipid. The introductory paragraph is banal, and simply states the obvious. In short, this is a good response. It is well written and succinct. There is, however, inadequate detail.
Criterion A: Understanding and comparison of the texts – 5 marks
The analysis should show an understanding of the similarities and differences between the texts. The analysis should show an understanding of texts, their type, their purposes, and possible contexts. Claims should be supported by well-chosen references to the texts.
Criterion B: Understanding of the use and effects of stylistic features – 5 marks
The analysis of the texts must show an awareness of how stylistic features, such as tone, style and structure, are used to construct meaning. A good analysis comments on effects of these features on its target audience.