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    Sure I will take a look now



    Thanks - I am still wasting too much time though, so I will have to improve a bit yet



    Yes you are quite right - it is basically where you work as hard as you can for 20 minutes with no distractions and then take a break, and repeat it all again. I find it a great way to revise but it is not good for preparing you for the exams where you will be sat for hours at a time



    I'm not 100% sure but I would say it might get her a high B or low A if she is really lucky. The best thing for them to do is redo a piece if she really wants the A

    Well done on your A*
    Thanks. Is the high B or low A excluding her usual A stars in the exams which equates to 40 percent of the course?
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    Thanks. Is the high B or low A excluding her usually A stars in the exams which equates to 40 percent of the course?
    Oh. So this is what she would get from her current grades. However, if she does one again and gains an A star would this push her into a high A. Then the exams would push her into an A star I guess. Thanks.
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    Thanks. Is the high B or low A excluding her usually A stars in the exams which equates to 40 percent of the course?
    I think the Speaking and Writing equate to 30% each so they are quite important.Its is best if your friend can repeat the speaking because it is going to drag the grade down. Usually the Teachers have a tracker which monitors roughly what grade you will get in total.
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    I think the Speaking and Writing equate to 30% each so they are quite important.Its is best if your friend can repeat the speaking because it is going to drag the grade down. Usually the Teachers have a tracker which monitors roughly what grade you will get in total.
    The teacher is only allowing her to redo one so she will eventually end up with:

    A star 15 percent
    A star 15 percent
    High A ( 1 mark off an A star ) 15 percent
    Low C 15 per cent.

    What kind of grade do you think she will end up with for the coursework ?
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    The teacher is only allowing her to redo one so she will eventually end up with:

    A star 15 percent
    A star 15 percent
    High A ( 1 mark off an A star ) 15 percent
    Low C 15 per cent.

    What kind of grade do you think she will end up with for the coursework ?
    She usually gets an A star for the listening and reading which equates to 40 per cent. The low C shouldn't really make a lot of difference in her getting an A star overall as a subject?Or will it ? She keeps on messaging me to find out so if you could let me know ASAP. I would really appreciate it. She's really stressed.
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    I'm aware that subjects like English have really low grade boundaries in terms of coursework. An A star is 63 out of 80 for the total coursework added up!! So the grade boundaries of French can't really be that high. I mean come on its another bleeding language.
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    (Original post by MR.ANONYMOUS 786)
    Thanks. Is the high B or low A excluding her usual A stars in the exams which equates to 40 percent of the course?
    Yeah the B/A thing is just for the coursework so her A* in the exams should secure her an A
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    (Original post by MR.ANONYMOUS 786)
    She usually gets an A star for the listening and reading which equates to 40 per cent. The low C shouldn't really make a lot of difference in her getting an A star overall as a subject?Or will it ? She keeps on messaging me to find out so if you could let me know ASAP. I would really appreciate it. She's really stressed.
    The C would bring her grade down and may hinder her chances of an A so she should really try and redo a piece
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    hey sorry, did you read what I sent?


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    (Original post by MR.ANONYMOUS 786)
    I'm aware that subjects like English have really low grade boundaries in terms of coursework. An A star is 63 out of 80 for the total coursework added up!! So the grade boundaries of French can't really be that high. I mean come on its another bleeding language.
    Our class for English got told we needed 90% in coursework for an A* which is 90/100 just for Language - but I don't know if they are lying to us.

    The grade boundaries change each year depending on overall results from the whole country
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    The C would bring her grade down and may hinder her chances of an A so she should really try and redo a piece
    So if she does redo a speaking and then gets 2 A stars, 1 really high A and 1 low C. Should would get an A ? Yeah. Again, this is her not me. She's just so scared of ending up with a B and wants to be sure.
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    Our class for English got told we needed 90% in coursework for an A* which is 90/100 just for Language - but I don't know if they are lying to us.

    The grade boundaries change each year depending on overall results from the whole country
    I think it depends on the examining board. We do AQA. So I got 78/80. That's an A star. I only need to get 53/80 in the language exam to get an A star for English Language.
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    Our class for English got told we needed 90% in coursework for an A* which is 90/100 just for Language - but I don't know if they are lying to us.

    The grade boundaries change each year depending on overall results from the whole country
    sorry, you probably have a lot on your plate right now aha X


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    (Original post by MR.ANONYMOUS 786)
    So if she does redo a speaking and then gets 2 A stars, 1 really high A and 1 low C. Should would get an A ? Yeah. Again, this is her not me. She's just so scared of ending up with a B and wants to be sure.
    Can she not retake the one she got a C in? That would definitely seecure her the grade
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    sorry, you probably have a lot on your plate right now aha X


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    soz it went weird I was gonna add stuff. yeah they do that at my school to. but if you work it out you don't need 90% for an A star


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    (Original post by MR.ANONYMOUS 786)
    I think it depends on the examining board. We do AQA. So I got 78/80. That's an A star. I only need to get 53/80 in the language exam to get an A star for English Language.
    Ah fair enough, I'm on WJEC and I think they are quite strict
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    Anyone want to be my computer science study buddy hahaha?
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    (Original post by hannahrobinsxn)
    soz it went weird I was gonna add stuff. yeah they do that at my school to. but if you work it out you don't need 90% for an A star


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    True, but I suppose coursework is sort of that benchmark that lets people gain as many marks so they can relieve the presure for the exams
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    (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
    Anyone want to be my computer science study buddy hahaha?
    Heya believe me if I did computer science I would happily offer, but I wouldn't have a clue about it so I can't help Sorry - I'm sure someone on here will offer though

    Good luck
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    True, but I suppose coursework is sort of that benchmark that lets people gain as many marks so they can relieve the presure for the exams
    yeah your are right thank you for my comments on what I sent you, when is your first GCSE exam btw? X
 
 
 
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