Pretty please? I've just joined a new school and have to teach this to both year 9 and 10. I am to start with coursework, which is based on sci-fi (which I know nothing about because I dislike the genre instensely) and the essay is apparently on 'War of the Worlds' and how far this adheres to sci-fi conventions. I need to do some serious swotting up over the weekend. So I have some questions which I'm hoping someone can help with (thank you so much for help already given by a wonderful poster over on Personal). 1) Can someone point me in the direction of a mark scheme for the coursework? I have no iea on grade boundaries or criteria 2) Can anyone advise me on some insider tips for pupils' success i.e. important things that impress examiners etc? 3) How far DOES War of the Worlds conform to sci-fi conventions? I've never seen it but am trying to get hold of it to watch over the weekend - hate Tom Cruise however! 4) Can you suggest any other films for comparing/contrasting within the essay? 5) Where the hell do I start?????????? In case you hadn't noticed....I'm panicking. Any advice greatly appreciated.