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    I have my GCSE english exams this year, and this month is the last month for which i can hand in any improved english coursework. However, i put alot of effort into doing my coursework but can only achieve a high B/ borderline A.
    But my english teacher said that she is very harsh with her marking, so maybe my coursework marks could go up after moderation?

    I was wondering if i still could an A/A* overall in english? Has anyone here got Bs in coursework but got an A overall for english? And why is it sooo difficult to get an A/A* in english coursework and the exam. History is meant to be the hardest GCSE to get, but i seem to be doing really well in History and got full marks on coursework.
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    Moderation could make your marks go up if she really is harsh.

    You could still get an A/A* in English, I can't remember how much of the GCSE is coursework, it depends on your exam board and syllabus, but it's usually around 20%. So yeah you could still get an A or A* with a B in coursework, it just means you need to put a little more effort into your exam, which you would need to do any way, seeing as it's around 80% of the GCSE.

    But I'd suggest seeing your teacher after school and sitting down to talk through what you need to do with your coursework to get it into the A/A* boundary comfortably. It's easy for me to say though because at my school the teachers are quite friendly and approachable, but I know in some schools teachers like to keep the student/teacher divide a divide.
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    Thanks Edge J
    I have tried speaking to my english teacher, but i think she must mark way too harshly. She just said try using different views or work on explanation; not very helpfull. But another teacher who looked at my coursework said it was an A stroke A*. Also the english teachers only really help and focus on students who are struggling to get C grades in my school, as the school i go to isnt very good. I think the past rate is about 40%.
 
 
 
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