(Original post by Excalibur)
What??? Is that true??? (although it probably would only be true for your exam board, dammit....
Well, back in year nine, my old PE teacher and I were discussing what activities I could do for full course (that was before my head of year- the netball coach tod me being in bottom group she wouldn't let me take it), because you have to pick four. She said to me- "D of E counts as an activity, so you only need to pick three others". I didn't think much of that at the time, because I didn't quite understand how exactly the marking system worked, and what doing each of these activities meant.
Now today I was talking to my friend and she said to me that maybe the whole 5/10 thing wasn't so bad, because apparently D of E raises your grade anyway. This mystified me and I asked how so, she said: "I'm not sure, all I know is that apparently it raises it."
So I took this up with my older sister, and she said that D of E does count as an activity. I said: "So wait a second, because I'm doing fitness and badminton, does that mean I'm not doing one of them anymore or?". She then said to me they do it how we do science coursework and English orals. You can do as many activities as you wish, just they take the two activities you got the highest marks in.
If you do bronze, this counts as an activity, and you automatically get 9/10 (providing you pass). This means if you get say 6 on your first chosen activity, 7 on your second, and you've done bronze, they'll take your second activity mark and the 9 from D of E, because they were the two highest ones.
If you do silver, you automatically get 10/10. So since I did badminton and got 5, I'm going to do fitness- so say I get 6 on that for example, and I will have done silver- they'll take the 6 from fitness and the 10 from silver.