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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:24 am 
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Should the instructive writing be a continuous piece of writing or bullet point style? What are your views? DD's tutor instructed continuous writing whereas at the mock they suggest bullet points.
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I went to have a look at the Marking Scheme for the sample English paper on the CSSE website, but unless there is something the matter with both my laptop and my phone (possible!), I can't find the actual documents. It is called 'Continuous writing', though, so I would assume that this is what is expected, rather than just bullet points?

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ToadMum wrote:
I went to have a look at the Marking Scheme for the sample English paper on the CSSE website, but unless there is something the matter with both my laptop and my phone (possible!), I can't find the actual documents. It is called 'Continuous writing', though, so I would assume that this is what is expected, rather than just bullet points?


i also tried looking from my laptop and nothing is loading when i click on any of the papers or answer sheets.

I have told my daughter to write it as one continuous piece i hope this is correct


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Try this link for the "continuous writing" (no longer loading from the links on the site)

http://csse.org.uk/images/simplefileman ... 4-1-14.pdf

I've told DS to write as one piece of writing instead of bullet points.


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Last year's csse test was a continuous writing task where they were asked to write five or six sentences describing something or someone. I believe it was a family member as my DS invented a Great Uncle so he could use his favourite smelly words! The instructional writing still asked for sentences and I think they had to describe how to play a favourite game? I expect the examiners were looking for instructional phrases such as 'firstly' 'next' 'ensure' etc. I doubt they would change it this year as it is only the third year of the new style test but worth checking!


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Two-at-once wrote:
Last year's csse test was a continuous writing task where they were asked to write five or six sentences describing something or someone. I believe it was a family member as my DS invented a Great Uncle so he could use his favourite smelly words! The instructional writing still asked for sentences and I think they had to describe how to play a favourite game? I expect the examiners were looking for instructional phrases such as 'firstly' 'next' 'ensure' etc. I doubt they would change it this year as it is only the third year of the new style test but worth checking!


If you can get a look at the marking scheme for the English paper, there will be some guidance as to what they are looking for.

When the office reopens on the 1st, perhaps someone will restore the link.

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"This will be marked as one piece of work and the candidate will be assessed on accuracy, spelling, punctuation, the quality of writing and originality."

As stated in the marking scheme for the familiarisation paper (past papers too but have not checked :))


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