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1. Can i get a overall B in GCSE Maths with these grades?
Ive just sat the AQA maths unit 3 exam paper, and in my opinion messed up completely! Everything i couldnt do came up. I might have a got a low C or even a D

In Unit 1 i got a Low A
In Unit 2 i got a high B.
If in Unit 3 i get a low c, can i still average a B overall?

I know that before we sat the unit 3 exam, my two other exam grades were averaging a high B - five marks away from an A. But if i only get a low C in unit 3 can it drag it down to a C overall?
I needed an A in maths but now ill probably only get a c!!
2. Re: Can i get a overall B in GCSE Maths with these grades?
If you can give me the UMS marks you had I can tell you exactly what mark out of 80 you would need to get an B. I did this exam recently , However as you have given a rough estimate here I will conduct a presumption and give you a rough idea.

Unit 1 - Low A - Lets say 80% Aka 64 UMS marks
Unit 2 - High B - Let's say around 75% Aka 75 UMS Marks

To get a B you need 210/300 . You currently have 139 UMS marks from what I have estimated. You would Need 71/120 UMS marks to get a B Overall. Which Is 59.2% or a high D. Or in raw marks you will need 47/80 for an overall B.

If you get just an A , you will be pushed up to an A overall. If you have exact UMS marks or percentage I can calculate the exact UMS marks and roughly raw marks you need for the grade.

I worked out the raw marks using a percentage of 59.2% , I checked on the AQA website and it is most likely that the grade boundary in raw marks may be less than 47 for the UMS marks required for you to get a B. I predict it will drop to around about 37/80 (Looking at past trends of UMS marks and Raw Marks Conversation), but seeing as this was quite an easy exam , it might not drop at all. But I'm pretty sure your guaranteed an B.

Overall I think you'll easily get an B , as all you need is a high D , and if you get lucky and the grade boundaries drop ,your marks might be moderated enough for you to even get an A, You from the estimate I made only need you only need 101/120 UMS marks or in raw marks just 69/80. It's likely the conversation to drop from 64/80 = 96 UMS marks to about 54/80 = 96 UMS , so you never know , Just don't worry , you have easily got a B. If you give me exact UMS marks I can tell you exact UMS marks and more accurate analysis of how many raw marks you need , however your pretty much safely secure into a B.
Last edited by BigDA; 14-06-2012 at 19:27.
3. Re: Can i get a overall B in GCSE Maths with these grades?
(Original post by babiichloee123)
Ive just sat the AQA maths unit 3 exam paper, and in my opinion messed up completely! Everything i couldnt do came up. I might have a got a low C or even a D

In Unit 1 i got a Low A
In Unit 2 i got a high B.
If in Unit 3 i get a low c, can i still average a B overall?

I know that before we sat the unit 3 exam, my two other exam grades were averaging a high B - five marks away from an A. But if i only get a low C in unit 3 can it drag it down to a C overall?
I needed an A in maths but now ill probably only get a c!!
Do you mean you have just got the percentages for unit 1 and 2 or they have actually been marked and you have the UMS?

If you have the UMS, the unit 1 and unit 2 average will be 155 UMS (as 160 is an A, if I've done my Maths correct).

To get a B, you will need 210/300 UMS (or 70% of the overall UMS. I'm just guessing that each exam is 100 UMS, I may be wrong).

This means you need 55 UMS to get the B. This is a middle D. You can by all means get the B, and even the A.
4. Re: Can i get a overall B in GCSE Maths with these grades?
(Original post by lou_100)
Do you mean you have just got the percentages for unit 1 and 2 or they have actually been marked and you have the UMS?

If you have the UMS, the unit 1 and unit 2 average will be 155 UMS (as 160 is an A, if I've done my Maths correct).

To get a B, you will need 210/300 UMS (or 70% of the overall UMS. I'm just guessing that each exam is 100 UMS, I may be wrong).

This means you need 55 UMS to get the B. This is a middle D. You can by all means get the B, and even the A.
Read my post , Each exam isn't out of 100 , One is out of 80 , the other is out of 100 , and the last unit is out of 120. He doesn't need 55 UMS marks , He needs 59.2% from the calculations I made. The thing that worries me the most is he goes he had a High B and a Low A. 75% Isn't a High B... , However that is the only number that works if he got an A in the first unit...
Last edited by BigDA; 14-06-2012 at 19:29.
5. Re: Can i get a overall B in GCSE Maths with these grades?
(Original post by BigDA)
Read my post , Each exam isn't out of 100 , One is out of 80 , the other is out of 100 , and the last unit is out of 120. He doesn't need 55 UMS marks , He needs 59.2% from the calculations I made. The thing that worries me the most is he goes he had a High B and a Low A. 75% Isn't a High B... , However that is the only number that works if he got an A in the first unit...
Okay (and btw, no need for a neg), my bad. I did AQA Maths and pretty sure each exam was out of 100, but thinking twice about it now... I only did 2 exams which would mean it's obviously changed. (Also "babiichloee" implies a she, does it not..?)

If she said she is 5 marks away from an A on the first two exams (I'm assuming this means UMS by marks), and the two paper totals add to 180UMS...then an A would be 144UMS..and she would have 139UMS. I see you've realised your mistake and edited your original post to fit this (as it said something else before like 65 and 78 UMS or similar).

So yes, I do agree now. I didn't understand what each exam was out of in terms of UMS.

(Original post by babiichloee123)
Ive just sat the AQA maths unit 3 exam paper, and in my opinion messed up completely! Everything i couldnt do came up. I might have a got a low C or even a D

In Unit 1 i got a Low A
In Unit 2 i got a high B.
If in Unit 3 i get a low c, can i still average a B overall?

I know that before we sat the unit 3 exam, my two other exam grades were averaging a high B - five marks away from an A. But if i only get a low C in unit 3 can it drag it down to a C overall?
I needed an A in maths but now ill probably only get a c!!
210-139=71 UMS... i.e. A very high D (basically a C) is needed for overall B.
OR 240-139=101UMS... ie A middle A is needed for overall A.

(Original post by BigDA)
The thing that worries me the most is he goes he had a High B and a Low A. 75% Isn't a High B... , However that is the only number that works if he got an A in the first unit...
Yes I see what you mean... the lowest possible % UMS for an A is 80%, then it must be 75% for the B but that's a middle B. But perhaps that's what she meant anyway.
6. Re: Can i get a overall B in GCSE Maths with these grades?
(Original post by BigDA)
If you can give me the UMS marks you had I can tell you exactly what mark out of 80 you would need to get an B. I did this exam recently , However as you have given a rough estimate here I will conduct a presumption and give you a rough idea.

Unit 1 - Low A - Lets say 80% Aka 64 UMS marks
Unit 2 - High B - Let's say around 75% Aka 75 UMS Marks

To get a B you need 210/300 . You currently have 139 UMS marks from what I have estimated. You would Need 71/120 UMS marks to get a B Overall. Which Is 59.2% or a high D. Or in raw marks you will need 47/80 for an overall B.

If you get just an A , you will be pushed up to an A overall. If you have exact UMS marks or percentage I can calculate the exact UMS marks and roughly raw marks you need for the grade.

I worked out the raw marks using a percentage of 59.2% , I checked on the AQA website and it is most likely that the grade boundary in raw marks may be less than 47 for the UMS marks required for you to get a B. I predict it will drop to around about 37/80 (Looking at past trends of UMS marks and Raw Marks Conversation), but seeing as this was quite an easy exam , it might not drop at all. But I'm pretty sure your guaranteed an B.

Overall I think you'll easily get an B , as all you need is a high D , and if you get lucky and the grade boundaries drop ,your marks might be moderated enough for you to even get an A, You from the estimate I made only need you only need 101/120 UMS marks or in raw marks just 69/80. It's likely the conversation to drop from 64/80 = 96 UMS marks to about 54/80 = 96 UMS , so you never know , Just don't worry , you have easily got a B. If you give me exact UMS marks I can tell you exact UMS marks and more accurate analysis of how many raw marks you need , however your pretty much safely secure into a B.

Okay, the UMS marks i got are -

Unit 1 - 65 marks (Low A)
Unit 2 - 75 marks (High B- Average B)

Last edited by babiichloee123; 15-06-2012 at 15:45.
7. Re: Can i get a overall B in GCSE Maths with these grades?
I got two Low A's and a C and got a B overall for those, you should be the same about.
8. Re: Can i get a overall B in GCSE Maths with these grades?
(Original post by babiichloee123)
Okay, the UMS marks i got are -

Unit 1 - 65 marks (Low A)
Unit 2 - 75 marks (High B- Average B)

You'll need exactly 70 UMS marks , Which is exactly 58.3 recurring %. So as long as you get a High D or around 40/80 Raw marks you'll be fine. It's likely you might even get an A to be honest , grade boundaries for the June exams are quite low half the time.
9. Re: Can i get a overall B in GCSE Maths with these grades?
When I was doing my GCSE's, I got a B in the first module (smallest one) a D in the second, which retook and got a D again! and was **** scared I would fail maths overall. I worked my ass off, but was still convinced the exam went terribly and was pretty much worrying about it over summer. It turned out in the end I got an A in the exam, giving me a B overall - which i was very happy with! considering i've never been any good at maths. So dont worry! It may not be as bad as it seems
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