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    (Original post by Markus)
    :rofl: trust you to think of it as a sexual thing, i knew someone would point that out.


    of course :p: xoxo
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    come on everyone lets just moan together :p: hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo
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    (Original post by Markus)
    What the hell, no it wont, coursework for english is only 25%
    Is it different for each exam board or has it changed this year? When I did my GCSEs last year, it was 40% for language (20% speaking and listening, 20% written) and 30% for literature.
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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    Is it different for each exam board or has it changed this year? When I did my GCSEs last year, it was 40% for language (20% speaking and listening, 20% written) and 30% for literature.
    Even so, you can still easily get an A* with a B average for coursework. And the thread starter seems like has an average of A so it wouldnt matter either way.
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    (Original post by Markus)
    Even so, you can still easily get an A* with a B average for coursework. And the thread starter seems like has an average of A so it wouldnt matter either way.
    I wouldn't say you could easily get an A* with an A/B average for coursework; my coursework average was probably an A and I got AA overall, so you'd have to do extremely well in the exams to get an A* with B grade coursework.
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    Well for English at the moment,

    I have got a good A* for one, a good A for one, and a very high B for one.

    I am not allowed to redo Macbeth, but it is still 8 out of 10 percent for the literature; is that good. I worked so hard on that, so there is little I can do. Macbeth was a funny one actually. For my draft, I threw all my English training down the draining, and rambled on for 10 pages, without topic sentences, and paragraphs; consequently, I got a REALLY bad mark for my draft. However, for the real thing, I really tried to have a good stucure, and improved SO much from my draft. My teacher said if I had analysed the language in one scene a little further, I would have got an A - oh well. At least this coursework has taught me how to sructure essays, and not to ramble on for pages and pages.

    I am redooing my story, so hopefully I will manage and A* on the new one .

    I still have 2 speaking and listening pieces left, and two writing pieces left. If I get really high marks in those, which I hope I will, because I think I have improved significantly in English, could I get an A in my real GCSE?

    Thanks,

    Amrou
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    (Original post by amrou)
    Well for English at the moment,

    I have got a good A* for one, a good A for one, and a very high B for one.

    I am not allowed to redo Macbeth, but it is still 8 out of 10 percent for the literature; is that good. I worked so hard on that, so there is little I can do. Macbeth was a funny one actually. For my draft, I threw all my English training down the draining, and rambled on for 10 pages, without topic sentences, and paragraphs; consequently, I got a REALLY bad mark for my draft. However, for the real thing, I really tried to have a good stucure, and improved SO much from my draft. My teacher said if I had analysed the language in one scene a little further, I would have got an A - oh well. At least this coursework has taught me how to sructure essays, and not to ramble on for pages and pages.

    I am redooing my story, so hopefully I will manage and A* on the new one .

    I still have 2 speaking and listening pieces left, and two writing pieces left. If I get really high marks in those, which I hope I will, because I think I have improved significantly in English, could I get an A in my real GCSE?

    Thanks,

    Amrou
    By the sounds of it, your average coursework grade should be an A*, so as long as you do well on the exams, it should definitely be possible to get an A. I got As (4 marks off A*s :mad: ) for both language and literature despite getting a couple of Bs and Cs on my coursework, so it can be done.
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    Similarly, I know someone who got an A* in their Biology coursework and got a D overall, it really does depend mainly on the exam
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    Similarly, I know someone who got an A* in their Biology coursework and got a D overall, it really does depend mainly on the exam
    :eek: wth? did they cheat on their coursework or something..?
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    (Original post by Whizz Kid)
    :eek: wth? did they cheat on their coursework or something..?
    No they just didn't revise
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    No they just didn't revise
    then they deserved to get that grade. find it hard to believe that they could obtain A* for their coursework, yet not gain anything higher than a D running purely on natural aptitude.
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    (Original post by Whizz Kid)
    then they deserved to get that grade. find it hard to believe that they could obtain A* for their coursework, yet not gain anything higher than a D running purely on natural aptitude.
    well obviously they got an E/F in the actual exam.. I think the persons done the same this year, as for coursework our teacher kind of pestered everyone to death until everyone had As/A*s.. we'll see what htey get this year in Chem/Physics (two probably harder subjects)
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    well obviously they got an E/F in the actual exam.. I think the persons done the same this year, as for coursework our teacher kind of pestered everyone to death until everyone had As/A*s.. we'll see what htey get this year in Chem/Physics (two probably harder subjects)
    chemistry is going to be easy at a-level. physics is supposed to be mind-numbingly tedious though (with all the formulae you need to know etc..)
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    (Original post by Whizz Kid)
    chemistry is going to be easy at a-level. physics is supposed to be mind-numbingly tedious though (with all the formulae you need to know etc..)
    You personally may find chemistry easy because you have a great enthusiasm for sciences and are good at it, whereas others will struggled. And yes physics will be rather tedius, biology will be the most interestnig in my opinion.
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    this is GCSE
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    (Original post by Markus)
    You personally may find chemistry easy because you have a great enthusiasm for sciences and are good at it, whereas others will struggled. And yes physics will be rather tedius, biology will be the most interestnig in my opinion.
    biology will rock. whoever has chosen biology, you are a god.
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    (Original post by amrou)
    Well for English at the moment,

    I have got a good A* for one, a good A for one, and a very high B for one.

    I am not allowed to redo Macbeth, but it is still 8 out of 10 percent for the literature; is that good. I worked so hard on that, so there is little I can do. Macbeth was a funny one actually. For my draft, I threw all my English training down the draining, and rambled on for 10 pages, without topic sentences, and paragraphs; consequently, I got a REALLY bad mark for my draft. However, for the real thing, I really tried to have a good stucure, and improved SO much from my draft. My teacher said if I had analysed the language in one scene a little further, I would have got an A - oh well. At least this coursework has taught me how to sructure essays, and not to ramble on for pages and pages.

    I am redooing my story, so hopefully I will manage and A* on the new one .

    I still have 2 speaking and listening pieces left, and two writing pieces left. If I get really high marks in those, which I hope I will, because I think I have improved significantly in English, could I get an A in my real GCSE?

    Thanks,

    Amrou

    lol, serves you right for doing 10 pages. I rarely did more than a page and a half for my English coursework, and got an A* on average. I never prepared for the oral pieces either. Usually just did a few bullet points while everyone else was saying theirs and got my mark from blagging. Worked for me!
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    (Original post by Whizz Kid)
    biology will rock. whoever has chosen biology, you are a god.
    Welll....thanks man *blushes*
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    I wouldn't mind if all coursework is scrapped. For my Statistics i am predicted A* and i got something like a low B in my coursework. This means i have to get like high 80s - 90 just to get A*. It's not fair that people have to do coursework and bring the overall mark down if they are good at exams. There should be a choice whether or not you want to do coursework or just a 100% exam.
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    I got a B for Stats coursework and I did very well in the exam! I was really annoyed! It's 25% for me! (Edexcel)
 
 
 

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