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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.
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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.
this has been discussed so many times but psych isnt easy, i found it harder than a level economics
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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?

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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.
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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!!!!).
It could be true, you had to get more than 15% i guess, and it depends whether you do higher in that case bout 40%, intermediate bout 70% or foundation u cant even egt a c, on foundation you cant even get a C.

I would say that possibly less than 50% got a C
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this has been discussed so many times but psych isnt easy, i found it harder than a level economics
I doubt my friends who do A Level psych would appreciate you calling it easy. Every single one of them who took the A2 exam on Friday thought they'd be resiting it in the summer.
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I thought AS and A2 was 60% for a C.
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I doubt my friends who do A Level psych would appreciate you calling it easy. Every single one of them who took the A2 exam on Friday thought they'd be resiting it in the summer.
i said it wasn't.
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It could be true, you had to get more than 15% i guess, and it depends whether you do higher in that case bout 40%, intermediate bout 70% or foundation u cant even egt a c, on foundation you cant even get a C.

I would say that possibly less than 50% got a C
I did foundation tear Double Award Science and a got two C's.
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i said it wasn't.
I know. I was talking to the person above you- i.e. I was agreeing with you.
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I did foundation tear Double Award Science and a got two C's.
I'm talking about maths
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I did foundation tear Double Award Science and a got two C's.
I did foundation shortcourse french and got a C. I'm sure you can get a C in foundation papers.
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I'm talking about maths
I'm pretty sure that the highest you can get in foundation maths is a C. It's an A in higher and a B in intermediate, so it'd make sense.
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I'm pretty sure that the highest you can get in foundation maths is a C. It's an A in higher and a B in intermediate, so it'd make sense.
You can get a C in Maths foundation but you have to get somthing like 98% to get it. Very very few people ever get a C in Foundation, I would say its probably zero.

I did intermediate and only managed a D.
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I'm pretty sure that the highest you can get in foundation maths is a C. It's an A in higher and a B in intermediate, so it'd make sense.
You can't get a C on the foundation paper for maths...
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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???

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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???

We wait!
I do media studies and it's not really easy to pass because otherwise why is more than 3/4's of my media class predicted at most a D? You have to do four courseworks in year 10 and a practical assignment in year 11 where you have to do product research, audience research, pratical brief, filiming editing, mix audio and loads of other stuff... Also I know from my friends you have to do a hell of a lot of coursework for ICT....
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