Can you help me with the mark scheme? I am trying to get my U6 to make sure they tick all the boxes in planning their essays but I don't quite understand AO3 - 'connecting texts through concept of gothic' in section A where they are only writing about one text. What exactly is this after? Also it has been suggested to me that AO2 'key aspects of language' is addressed by quoting and commenting, but for A/A* surely close analysis of language is required? I also have a concern about one of my really excellent students who, quite honestly, writes at a level well above what's required. Her writing is infused with gothic concerns but she would never point this out overtly as less able students do. So she might write about transgressive behaviour, excess, dark and light imagery, the sublime etc in response to a question but never mention the word gothic or explicitely highlight the gothic nature of these concerns. I am assuming that this is OK and that she doesn't need to pepper essays with 'typical gothic' type comments. Am I write? Thanks Gruoch, or anyone who feels able to answer me.