Aqa English Literature Gcse Coursework Percentage
Exam boards have provided sample papers and mark schemes for those new subjects being taken this summer, but it will be the first time that students take these exams 'for real' and the first time that the teams of examiners go through the full standardisation and training process and do the marking 'for real'.
This time last year we urged schools and colleges not to rely on predictions about the likely positions of grade boundaries in new GCSEs in English language, English literature and maths.
If you got a high B for your controlled assessments then that would be about 80 UMS and with an A in all of your speaking and listening assessments you should have gained another 49 UMS. However, with 129 UMS, I think that you would be able to obtain a low B overall. I've managed to get hold of my mark for all of my coursework, including speaking and listening. Would anyone be able to tell me if my 48 marks from the exam in January is enough to get a grade B overall?
I completed the course in November and ended up with an A (250 UMS).
This means that your controlled assessments need to be of a grade A/B standard, which they are. In order to obtain a grade B overall for English Language you must have a total UMS score of 210 - I think.
If you got a high B for your controlled assessments then that would be about 80 UMS and with an A in all of your speaking and listening assessments you should have gained another 49 UMS. However, with 129 UMS, I think that you would be able to obtain a low B overall. This means that your controlled assessments need to be of a grade A/B standard, which they are.
For GCSE English language and maths, summer 2018 will be the third set of papers and the third awards (although only the second award for GCSE English literature); schools will have seen where grade boundaries were set in June and November 2017.
Nevertheless, we would still urge caution in assuming that the boundaries in 2018 will be very similar to those set in 2017.
I think it's enough to get you a B, but I'm not completely sure. In order to obtain a grade B overall for English Language you must have a total UMS score of 210 - I think.The 2018 papers could turn out to be slightly more difficult or more accessible than those in 2017, and the grade boundaries will reflect those differences.So, if you are using the 2017 boundaries as a guide, our advice would be to assume the potential for movement up or down, and therefore not to rely on the 2017 boundaries as absolute indications of where the 2018 boundaries will be set.If you got As in the speaking and listening and assuming the worst case scenario for the coursework and S L (i.e.the lowest mark for an A) then if my calculations are correct you only need 55% UMS (i.e. I don't know how the UMS conversion was like in the January paper but 48/80 was probably a C.The advice my teacher constantly told me was: - Use the 1-5 targets in Creative Writing; i).Use a Writing Technique ii) Use a connective iii) Ensure the length of your sentences vary iii) Use varied punctuation iv) Use sophisticated vocab I ended up with 106/120 UMS in my controlled assessments, which was an A.This means that the proportion of students achieving grade 7/A and above, grade 4/C and above, grade 1/G and above will be similar to 2017.This year, we have already seen some speculation about the position of grade boundaries in the new science GCSEs.Therefore exam boards wait until most or all of the marking is complete so they can see how difficult students found the paper, and individual questions on the paper, and take that into account when setting the boundaries.With new qualifications and new styles of question papers, it is particularly difficult to predict how students will perform, and how many marks they might score.