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1. Work this out for me, it's easy.
Okay so for English Literature I'm trying to work out what mark I'll need for a C

The Coursework is 40% and the exam is 60%.

In my coursework I got 59/80.

31/60 is a C in the exam, and 25/80 is a C in coursework

How do I work out how many I marks I need for a C, and B in the exam?
2. Re: Work this out for me, it's easy.
So often things which look easy turn out to be impossible. When you do an exam the raw mark you receive is converted to a UMS mark, the ums boundaries change each exam session to reflect the difficulty of the paper. If it's an easy paper you need more marks to get a better grade, if it's a worse paper you need less marks. Just aim to do the best you can!
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(Original post by SecondHand)
So often things which look easy turn out to be impossible. When you do an exam the raw mark you receive is converted to a UMS mark, the ums boundaries change each exam session to reflect the difficulty of the paper. If it's an easy paper you need more marks to get a better grade, if it's a worse paper you need less marks. Just aim to do the best you can!
I've already done the exam. These are the average raw mark grades so I just want a rough guideline please.
4. Re: Work this out for me, it's easy.
(Original post by Miracle Day)
Okay so for English Literature I'm trying to work out what mark I'll need for a C

The Coursework is 40% and the exam is 60%.

In my coursework I got 59/80.

31/60 is a C in the exam, and 25/80 is a C in coursework

How do I work out how many I marks I need for a C, and B in the exam?
I find 25/80 too low to be a C, at 31.25%. Nonetheless:

59-25=34 (the marks you have in excess of a C grade in your coursework)

34/80=0.425 (the percentage you have in excess for your coursework, expressed as a decimal)

0.425 x 0.4=0.17 (the percentage of the whole raw mark that the above percentage contributes to your qualification, after considering that coursework is only worth 40%)

0.17/0.6=0.28333... (the percentage you'll be allowed to miss out on after converting the earlier 40% from coursework to 60%)

0.28333... x 60 = 17 (the number of marks you may drop from the C boundary in your exam, as these are the excess marks you'll have gained from your coursework)

31-17=14 (the number of marks you'll need in your exam)

Now, this'll only stand if the grade boundaries you've given are correct (I'd be very surprised if they were!), and if the grade boundaries don't get scaled up on the day of the exam. Hopefully I've made no mistakes...
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(Original post by CraigKirk)
I find 25/80 too low to be a C, at 31.25%. Nonetheless:

59-25=34 (the marks you have in excess of a C grade in your coursework)

34/80=0.425 (the percentage you have in excess for your coursework, expressed as a decimal)

0.425 x 0.4=0.17 (the percentage of the whole raw mark that the above percentage contributes to your qualification, after considering that coursework is only worth 40%)

0.17/0.6=0.28333... (the percentage you'll be allowed to miss out on after converting the earlier 40% from coursework to 60%)

0.28333... x 60 = 17 (the number of marks you may drop from the C boundary in your exam, as these are the excess marks you'll have gained from your coursework)

31-17=14 (the number of marks you'll need in your exam)

Now, this'll only stand if the grade boundaries you've given are correct (I'd be very surprised if they were!), and if the grade boundaries don't get scaled up on the day of the exam. Hopefully I've made no mistakes...
Well based on the examiners reports it's right.

LMFAO 14/60? seriously?

Thanks
Last edited by Miracle Day; 17-05-2012 at 18:13.
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(Original post by Miracle Day)
Well based on the examiners reports it's right.

LMFAO 14/60? seriously?

Thanks
Well, if 25/80 is a C, then 59/80 is much, much higher than that, so you can expect a lot of leniency in order to achieve a C. If you can achieve that on your coursework, though, I think you should be aiming for a higher grade.
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how the **** is 30% a c LMAO!!! mate can you find out if 30% in c work for english lang is a c toooo! x
8. Re: Work this out for me, it's easy.
(Original post by CraigKirk)
Well, if 25/80 is a C, then 59/80 is much, much higher than that, so you can expect a lot of leniency in order to achieve a C. If you can achieve that on your coursework, though, I think you should be aiming for a higher grade.
Oh sorry I was talking about the coursework pieces individually. Half marks is usually a C right? And in the coursework each piece is out of 40 so that's what I meant.

So let's say 44/80 is a C
9. Re: Work this out for me, it's easy.
(Original post by CraigKirk)
Well, if 25/80 is a C, then 59/80 is much, much higher than that, so you can expect a lot of leniency in order to achieve a C. If you can achieve that on your coursework, though, I think you should be aiming for a higher grade.
So basically, Coursework is 59/80.
Let's say that 55% of the final mark (out of 140) is a C.
Coursework = 40% / Exam = 60%
So what do I need? :s
10. Re: Work this out for me, it's easy.
(Original post by Miracle Day)
Oh sorry I was talking about the coursework pieces individually. Half marks is usually a C right? And in the coursework each piece is out of 40 so that's what I meant.

So let's say 44/80 is a C
(Original post by Miracle Day)
So basically, Coursework is 59/80.
Let's say that 55% of the final mark (out of 140) is a C.
Coursework = 40% / Exam = 60%
So what do I need? :s
Half marks is usually a D:

A=80%
B=70%
C=60%
D=50%
E=40%

Going by that 55% is a C (possible with generous grade boundaries), you would need 23.5 marks (i.e. you'll need 24 marks).

However, if C is 60%, then you would need 25.5 marks (i.e. 26 marks).
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(Original post by CraigKirk)
Half marks is usually a D:

A=80%
B=70%
C=60%
D=50%
E=40%

Going by that 55% is a C (possible with generous grade boundaries), you would need 23.5 marks (i.e. you'll need 24 marks).

However, if C is 60%, then you would need 25.5 marks (i.e. 26 marks).
I think that might be in reach
12. Re: Work this out for me, it's easy.
(Original post by Miracle Day)
I think that might be in reach
Remember this remains subjective to grade boundaries.

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