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1. How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calculation
My coursework is adequate, I'm pretty pleased with it. 73/75 (which is then converted to a number out of 50 for 50%) according to my teacher! So how many marks would I have needed to achieve in today's exam out of 50 for an A*? It would be really helpful thank you! Is it 90/100 for an A*? I think each mark out of 50 in this exam was a % of the whole iGCSE.
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(Original post by Tirrany)
My coursework is adequate, I'm pretty pleased with it. 73/75 (which is then converted to a number out of 50 for 50%) according to my teacher! So how many marks would I have needed to achieve in today's exam out of 50 for an A*? It would be really helpful thank you! Is it 90/100 for an A*? I think each mark out of 50 in this exam was a % of the whole iGCSE.
Isn't the coursework out of 80 in total?

It depends on the paper - a harder paper will have a lower A* boundary and vice versa. All you can do is wait!
3. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by Mazzini)
Isn't the coursework out of 80 in total?

It depends on the paper - a harder paper will have a lower A* boundary and vice versa. All you can do is wait!
Our coursework's out of 75 'cause it's 3 essays, out of 25 for each.
Hmmm, I think it was a more difficult paper, what about yourself?
4. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by Tirrany)
Our coursework's out of 75 'cause it's 3 essays, out of 25 for each.
Hmmm, I think it was a more difficult paper, what about yourself?
I thought the Literature was 3 25-marker essays? I only did 2 40-marker essays for Language.

Did you do the Extended paper with Adam the fisherman in the first passage?
5. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
Yes, that's the paper I did...

I would love to guess the grade boundaries but the teachers are remarkably quiet on the topic.
6. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by Afootballmug)
Yes, that's the paper I did...

I would love to guess the grade boundaries but the teachers are remarkably quiet on the topic.
Because they change so much - for the mock at my school we were given the one with the Beast of Bodmin Moor which was a really hard paper so the A* boundary was really low - I got 72% on it which was an A*.
7. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by Mazzini)
Because they change so much - for the mock at my school we were given the one with the Beast of Bodmin Moor which was a really hard paper so the A* boundary was really low - I got 72% on it which was an A*.
Ooooh I got 76% on it. Ah okay I understand. My teacher's said that the boundaries are always 18/20 for the 20 mark questions and 9/10 for the 10 mark questions, hmmm okay this makes it slightly better now hahaha.
8. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by Tirrany)
Ooooh I got 76% on it. Ah okay I understand. My teacher's said that the boundaries are always 18/20 for the 20 mark questions and 9/10 for the 10 mark questions, hmmm okay this makes it slightly better now hahaha.
I wouldn't say it is that high - maybe your teacher was just trying to make you work harder?
9. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by Mazzini)
I wouldn't say it is that high - maybe your teacher was just trying to make you work harder?
Hmmm I hope. Maybe she is, but she doesn't seem that strict about grades...maybe she's doing it in a really subtle way.

I wonder what the grade boundaries for this exam will be out of 50? I mean, I coped quite well with Q2 and Q3a, 3b was a bit of a struggle to achieve 10+ points, but Q1 was a complete and utter annihilation on CIE's part.
10. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
an A* is around 90%, that's what we've been told based on past years
11. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
A* IS 90UMS
NOT 90%
Hehehehe

I also did cie
IN 6MONTHS! MUHAHAHAHA
12. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by Tirrany)
Hmmm I hope. Maybe she is, but she doesn't seem that strict about grades...maybe she's doing it in a really subtle way.

I wonder what the grade boundaries for this exam will be out of 50? I mean, I coped quite well with Q2 and Q3a, 3b was a bit of a struggle to achieve 10+ points, but Q1 was a complete and utter annihilation on CIE's part.
There was SO MUCH for 2 & 3a. In Q2 I only got halfway through each paragraph because they said in their recommendations that they wanted about a side in total.

What did you get for the last bullet point for Q1? I said that he wasn't going to change anything.
13. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by Mazzini)
There was SO MUCH for 2 & 3a. In Q2 I only got halfway through each paragraph because they said in their recommendations that they wanted about a side in total.

What did you get for the last bullet point for Q1? I said that he wasn't going to change anything.
yeah i found that! i wrote so much for 3a but not much for 3b but I was literally stuck on the last bullet point of the first question wtf?!

does anyone know the grade boundaries for last year? because our mock was the beast of bodmin moor aswell and I got 80% but my teacher said that was an A cause the A* boundary is 90%.

But our schools been lying to us coz the they said the literature was 90% aswell -_-
14. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by sahajkaur)
yeah i found that! i wrote so much for 3a but not much for 3b but I was literally stuck on the last bullet point of the first question wtf?!

does anyone know the grade boundaries for last year? because our mock was the beast of bodmin moor aswell and I got 80% but my teacher said that was an A cause the A* boundary is 90%.

But our schools been lying to us coz the they said the literature was 90% aswell -_-
We've been told that too, so I don't think they're lying to you
15. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by dhanp79)
We've been told that too, so I don't think they're lying to you
just did some research
72% literature A*
85% language A*

they just want us to work hard
16. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by sahajkaur)
just did some research
72% literature A*
85% language A*

they just want us to work hard
Do you have a link? I can't find the boundaries anywhere
17. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by dhanp79)
Do you have a link? I can't find the boundaries anywhere
They're not on the internet, one of the Chief examiners from CIE is an English Teacher at our school although she doesn't ever disclose ANYTHING about the exam she did just send us an email putting our minds at ease about the grade boundaries
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I thought question 1 for language was a bitch, also a lot of people in my year wrote a formal report. The literature paper today was beaut though
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(Original post by smooshh)
I thought question 1 for language was a bitch, also a lot of people in my year wrote a formal report. The literature paper today was beaut though
i didnt like the JC passage but other than that it was fine
20. Re: How do CIE calculate their iGCSE English Language Grade Boundaries? Grade Calcula
(Original post by sahajkaur)
i didnt like the JC passage but other than that it was fine
JC?
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