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    Guys you know for question 3a) about the 15 points, my teacher said they should be in your own words even though it clearly states on the paper DO NOT NEED TO BE IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Is it true?


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    (Original post by 11lmizo)
    Guys you know for question 3a) about the 15 points, my teacher said they should be in your own words even though it clearly states on the paper DO NOT NEED TO BE IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Is it true?


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    Nope thats not true. The paper states itself that it doesn't need to be in your own words. Its part 3b that needs to be in your own words.
    However for part 3a I still write it in my own words because it makes part 3b so much easier to write


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    (Original post by monkeyboy18000)
    Can someone tell me how the grade boundaries work with the Cambridge igcse? The grade thresholds on the website doesn't make sense to me whatsoever as it states that the whole course is out of 125 marks but surely it's out of 130 marks (50 from exam, 30 from speaking and listening, 40 from coursework + 10 for reading). I know I am obviously going wrong somewhere. Also, roughly how many marks would I need to get in the exam to get an A overall? My speaking and listening is 28, coursework average mark is 38 + 8 for reading.
    Your mark for S&L is multiplied by 5/6 to make it out of 25 marks, so 28/30 would be 23.3'/25. I don't know if they round it up/ down depending on the decimal or they just leave it like that
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    I asked my teacher and I need 31 marks in the exams for an A. Can anybody tell me how much I would then need for an A*?
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    (Original post by 11lmizo)
    Guys you know for question 3a) about the 15 points, my teacher said they should be in your own words even though it clearly states on the paper DO NOT NEED TO BE IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Is it true?


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    Part a shouldn't be in your own words but part b should. Just follow he instructions on the paper
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    (Original post by Anmol_.)
    I asked my teacher and I need 31 marks in the exams for an A. Can anybody tell me how much I would then need for an A*?
    Grade boundaries last year show that you need around 106 for an A* out of 125. Im not sure what you need for an A but I think that you'd probs need around 40/50 marks to get an A* overall.


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    With coursework, if they see that you've been marked harshly will they increase your marks? Or will they just leave it?


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    What is everyone doing to revise for the english language exam?
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    (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
    With coursework, if they see that you've been marked harshly will they increase your marks? Or will they just leave it?


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    I am not 100% sure tbh. In my school the teachers are moderating our coursework and i think at the end of the week the marks get sent.
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    (Original post by ibte10)
    I am not 100% sure tbh. In my school the teachers are moderating our coursework and i think at the end of the week the marks get sent.
    Our one got sent 2 days ago! Argh I am so annoyed because I know its been harked very harshly and unfairly. I have my speaking and listening on Tuesday so hopefully I can do really well on that if not then I literally need 50/50 in my exam to get an A* lol!


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    (Original post by ibte10)
    Hello guys! I have decided to create a thread dedicated to this examination as we are only 20 days away!

    60% of this exam will be banked without even starting the exam- three pieces of coursework and speaking and listening. The other 40% is the exam.

    There are three questions in this exam: Question 1(20 marks), Question 2(10 marks) and Question 3(20 marks).

    How are you guys feeling? If anybody needs help, feel free to post. Discuss anything related to the exam and share ideas in this thread.

    Here is a link to Past papers
    https://drive.google.com/folderview?...&usp=drive_web

    Advice on how to answer each question
    https://sites.google.com/a/grange.cl...age-paper-tips
    Credit goes to metellaest for providing this resource.

    If anybody has any useful websites, then feel free to message me and i will add them to the OP. Also it would be very appreciated if anybody has a link to the grade boundaries for each year.

    Thanks and good luck!
    Maximum is A on this paper isn't it? You can't get an A* can you?
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    What is everyone doing to revise for the english language exam?
    Past papers
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    Whats the grade boundraries number to get A*
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    (Original post by ellamoon_22)
    Whats the grade boundraries number to get A*
    106/125 I think


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    Just an update everybody. Would you guys like a guide on how to answer each question? I can compile it but it depends on interest.
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    (Original post by ibte10)
    Just an update everybody. Would you guys like a guide on how to answer each question? I can compile it but it depends on interest.
    That would be extremely helpful! Im interested


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    (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
    That would be extremely helpful! Im interested


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    I will consider it then.
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    (Original post by ibte10)
    Just an update everybody. Would you guys like a guide on how to answer each question? I can compile it but it depends on interest.
    Yes that be good only small time till exam
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    (Original post by ellamoon_22)
    Yes that be good only small time till exam
    Ok i will probably release it tomorrow or Friday. I am planning to cover each question and try to provide model answers.
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    its a lot easier than you expect!
    i assumed i had failed, ended up with an A*
 
 
 
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