You are Here: Home >< Physics

# What good is 20% coursework? watch

1. Hey guys,

Just wondering what the significance of the 20% cw is?

Like if I got a C overall in the exams would it bump me up to a B?

How important is it? I got 40/40 in the coursework and don't know if it's significant or not.
2. Are you doing GCSE or A-Level?
3. (Original post by SpiggyTopes)
Are you doing GCSE or A-Level?
A level Physics
4. (Original post by Lord Frieza)
A level Physics
At the end of the year you would need to have specific Ums points to get an A , B or whatever
Since I don't know waht exam board you do I'd suggest you check that out yourself by going on their website.

You would also be able to find how many ums points are 40 marks worth on the website.

Hope this helps
5. (Original post by librastar28)
At the end of the year you would need to have specific Ums points to get an A , B or whatever
Since I don't know waht exam board you do I'd suggest you check that out yourself by going on their website.

You would also be able to find how many ums points are 40 marks worth on the website.

Hope this helps

Oh I get it, so then this 20% pumps up my UMS like 80? And say an A is 300, I would need to score that much for an overall A?
6. (Original post by Lord Frieza)
Oh I get it, so then this 20% pumps up my UMS like 80? And say an A is 300, I would need to score that much for an overall A?
Yes, coursework definitely helps to imporove your grade. In this case you would need 220 ums which might be equivalent to 100 marks.
So in your exams you need to get atleast 100 to get that A... if this makes sense
7. coursework is bull
8. (Original post by Lord Frieza)
A level Physics
For each exam, you are given a ums mark out of 120, and for the isa you get a ums mark out of 60.

So the total for each year is 300, and overall you need 80% for an A, 70% for a B...

It doesn't matter about the individual grade for each exam, it's just the total ums marks you get that matters in the end.

9. 240-60 = 180

So you'd need an average of

90/120 (B) in your exams to get an A overall.
10. coursework is not bull for starters.

In my AS exams, i got an A in one paper and a B in another paper. this would have made my final grade a B.
However because i got As in both the pieces of coursework, i got an A grade in the end.

Hence, i think coursework is important for saving yourself if you miss a grade by a few marks in a exam

### Related university courses

TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Updated: March 29, 2013
Today on TSR

### A-Level OCR Biology Unofficial Markscheme

Find out how you've done here

### 1,157

students online now

Exam discussions

### Find your exam discussion here

Poll

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE