Is 60 percent an A in GCSE maths Watch

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aswer please
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depends on your coursework marks
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Normally 60% for the whole subject would get you an A grade, so yes.
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Don't take it as gospel, but it could be some where at the bottom of that boundary between B and A.

I can remember when I did my GCSE and the magic number I was interested in was 83 % (raw marks) for an A*, which I JUST achieved.


Take for example:

AQA Modular Course (March 2003 Series)

Module 1 (H): Weighted out of 66, Raw Marks available out of 40
(11% of final)

A*: 30 / 40 Raw 59 / 66 UMS
A : 23 / 40 53
B : 16 46
C : 9 40

So on that paper you needed 9 / 40, which is under 25 %, for a C.

Module 3 (H): Weighted out of 114, Raw Marks out of 64 (19 %) of final.

A*: 44 / 64 Raw 103 / 114 UMS
A : 33
B : 23
C : 13

So 13 / 64 on the paper needed for a C which is less than 20 %, for a C.

The Module 5 is being sat for the first time, this Summer, made up of two papers (calc/non calc), each (on the higher tier) worth 70 marks, counting for 25 % (each) of the final grade.

So I'd imagine the boundary would be something like:
A* 48
A 37
B 26
C 15 which is little over 20 %, but I don't know for sure.

20 % all the way through will probably get you a C, though don't bet on it, and certainly don't stop mid way through a paper worth 60 marks, after answering 12 marks and say, right thats 20 %, I've got my C !
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Oops.

Sorry, someone else somewhere on the board had asked about grade C and I inadvertantly ended up answering their question. Ma Bad.

23/60 is little over a 35 % for an A on that first unit.

33/64 is just over 50 % for an A on Unit 3

The approx. of 37 / 70 for an A on Unit 5, is just over 50 % also.


On the overall scaled UMS, you need (on this specification anyway), 480/600, UMS marks, which is 60 % for an A, the bit that changes is what is needed to get those 480 UMS points, and that depends on how people did on each paper.
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I remember on the paper I took for GCSE u only needed 18% total for a C lol
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