Can anyone help. I'm having an argument with my friend. He says that the passmark for GCSE Maths with OCR last year (to get a grade C) was 50%. I say that's boll**ks that is. I say that to get a grade C, you had to get only 15% (fifteen!!!!).
Also, is it true that the Media Studies passmark for C grades at AS is less than 15%. I don't think it is even though it has a reputation for being the most pointless easy subject going. I think it is good and I want to do it next year with other dossy subjects like ICT and Psychology.
Have you seen how much coursework is on the web? How can anyone fail to do well if you do a course where there is so much "help" for your own coursework?
GCSE maths would depend on the paper... I took higher tier, and I think you needed about 35% to get a C (that was on edexcel). It would be higher for intermediate or foundation.
I also highly doubt that the AS media needs 15% for a C, otherwise there's no way that so many people in my class would have got Ds.
I thought AS and A2 was 60% for a C.
Just noticed in the Sunday Times today (I usually buy the Sport!!).
At the top of Page 7 in the main section - Maths GCSE with the higher tier: the passmark was a massive 15%!!!! (OCR exam board).
I think they should fail drongos who get less than 50% because it is in danger of turning the Maths GCSE into a joke course.
Talking of which, there was no mention of Media Studies or Psychology in the article.
Here's a question: Which GCSE has got the lowest % you need for a grade C? The same could be asked for AS and A level. WIll Media Studies or ICT or Psychology feature in the results???