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    Hello, i'm a mature student who decided to resit GCSE English, all through the course I was getting A* but on the exam day I was a wreck, I couldn't make sense of any of the questions (severe anxiety) so i'm pretty sure I did poor, my question is whats the lowest grade I can get on higher tier English without failing?

    Also if I get a D, how will that average out with my A* on assements? or is that classed as a fail, I think higher tier is only A-C?

    Thanks for any help
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    (Original post by slylee)
    Hello, i'm a mature student who decided to resit GCSE English, all through the course I was getting A* but on the exam day I was a wreck, I couldn't make sense of any of the questions (severe anxiety) so i'm pretty sure I did poor, my question is whats the lowest grade I can get on higher tier English without failing?

    Also if I get a D, how will that average out with my A* on assements? or is that classed as a fail, I think higher tier is only A-C?

    Thanks for any help
    It's the overall marks that count, not the grades on the different units. For standard GCSEs, the controlled assessment is 60% of the GCSE, so if you got full marks on that you could get 0 on the exam and still scrape a C.
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    (Original post by Data)
    It's the overall marks that count, not the grades on the different units. For standard GCSEs, the controlled assessment is 60% of the GCSE, so if you got full marks on that you could get 0 on the exam and still scrape a C.
    That is English language.

    For English literature you have a much larger controlled assessment worth only 25%, English Language has many broken up and smaller controlled assessments
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    (Original post by cyfer)
    That is English language.

    For English literature you have a much larger controlled assessment worth only 25%, English Language has many broken up and smaller controlled assessments
    Sorry, I forgot to mention that it's English Language.
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    (Original post by Data)
    It's the overall marks that count, not the grades on the different units. For standard GCSEs, the controlled assessment is 60% of the GCSE, so if you got full marks on that you could get 0 on the exam and still scrape a C.
    Thanks, I feel a lot better now.
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    I'm sure you'll get an A since you managed A*s in your controlled assessment. Even if you get a B in the exam, which I'm sure you will. Don't worry too much.
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    C is a pass. Even if you get a C you will get higher overall, especially since coursework is worth 60% and the exam is only worth 40%

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