After analysing the mock results (looking at the hidden reasons as to what went well and what went badly) soon having to explain them, here by popular demand is a question 1, which wasn't well done to say the least!
Looking at the 70-80 answers I've seen, there is one key problem:
Using the right skills.
What are those skills?
Understanding what the task is asking you for.
Selecting appropriate information and embedding quotations.
'What do you learn about the Beach to City programme?' was the mock question.
People mistook the the key word as YOU and wrote what they learned whereas the key part of the question is 'learn about the Beach to City Programme'.
Others showed the Analytical skills and talked about language techniques or presentational devices. This is not needed!
Look at this as an example of a good answer.
The reader learns that the beach to city programme targets 'Primary School Children' as they have analysed data that suggests that this group are particularly vulnerable at the coast.
There is no analysis - just a summary of the information that is appropriate to the question.
Remember you should have 4-6 embedded quotations and provide a summary of the text that answers the question. Nothing more difficult than that. They like to start you off with an easy question.
So here is a practice question for you:
What do you learn about the benefits of a degree in Music? 8 Marks