English Lit - What mark constitutes an A*?

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I know for controlled assessment, it is pretty much 90%, 80% and so forth,

but for timed practice essays, what mark out of 34 is an A*?

I just did a timed 45 minute practise essay on Carlson and Euthanasia and got 29/34. Didn't know if that was an A or an A*?

Surely if I got two 29's in a exam, I would end up on 58/68, an A*?
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(Original post by iWillWalker23)
I know for controlled assessment, it is pretty much 90%, 80% and so forth,

but for timed practice essays, what mark out of 34 is an A*?

I just did a timed 45 minute practise essay on Carlson and Euthanasia and got 29/34. Didn't know if that was an A or an A*?

Surely if I got two 29's in a exam, I would end up on 58/68, an A*?
You're getting confused between raw % and UMS %. UMS grade boundaries are always constant, i.e. 90% is always A*, 80% is always A, etc. What changes is the raw mark grade boundaries. This depends on your exam board and when you took the exam.
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You're getting confused between raw % and UMS %. UMS grade boundaries are always constant, i.e. 90% is always A*, 80% is always A, etc. What changes is the raw mark grade boundaries. This depends on your exam board and when you took the exam.
I know about that, was wondering what raw mark generally constitutes an A*. For controlled assessment, the raw mark is usually 90% for an A*.
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I know about that, was wondering what raw mark generally constitutes an A*. For controlled assessment, the raw mark is usually 90% for an A*.
What exam board and what unit?
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What exam board and what unit?
AQA, Unit 1H essays. Like My English Teacher Say 27/30 or 30/34 is an A* but grade boundaries in exams are much lower. For our mocks, my English Teacher set the raw grade boundary at 90%, but when I'm doing practice essays under timed conditions, questions that are guessing what will come up in June, I don't have an idea what mark is what grade.

Please don't patronise me by telling me I'm getting confused between raw and UMS. I know the difference.
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