HL Paper 2 exemplar: Drama (The Glass Menagerie and Amadeus)

IB English A Literature: HL Paper 2 exemplar: Drama (The Glass Menagerie and Amadeus)

This sample Higher Level response uses The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and Amadeus by Peter Shaffer to respond to a Paper 2 question on drama. The question used is number two from the May 2014 paper (TZ2):In Drama characters often "break the fourth wall" by communicating directly with the audience. Compare the methods and effects of doing so in at least two plays you have studied. Click on the icon below...

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Comments 2

Jacob Coates 5 April 2018 - 12:56

I think this essay should achieve full marks, certainly on language. It feels like two marks were deducted for the sake of not awarding full marks.

David White 5 April 2018 - 15:36

You may well be right, Jacob - examiners often seem reluctant to give full marks (partly because of the seeding system, which requires them to be "within tolerance" of the senior examiner's mark and which therefore makes giving full marks something of a 'risk') There is no doubt this is an excellent essay and a definite grade 7. I would not argue if it was awarded full marks.

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