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    Hi guys,
    I recently did my speaking exam for German AS and made a few mistakes. From what I can remember, I made a few verb errors and perhaps word order mistakes. Overall I think my delivery was okay with few hesitances and my ideas were okay-ish. I know you're not examiners, but even if you have some experience with this type of exam, you can help! I really want an A overall in German but I don't know how many marks my mistakes will cost me.

    I also did the paper yesterday and think it went well. So I guess I'm wondering;
    -can I still (possibly) get an A on the speaking even with all my mistakes? and
    -if I were to get a B (or, heaven forbid, lower) on my speaking and an A in my exam, could I potentially still get an A overall?

    Thank you if you take the time to read / reply to this!!
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    (Original post by languagesnerd)
    Hi guys,
    I recently did my speaking exam for German AS and made a few mistakes. From what I can remember, I made a few verb errors and perhaps word order mistakes. Overall I think my delivery was okay with few hesitances and my ideas were okay-ish. I know you're not examiners, but even if you have some experience with this type of exam, you can help! I really want an A overall in German but I don't know how many marks my mistakes will cost me.

    I also did the paper yesterday and think it went well. So I guess I'm wondering;
    -can I still (possibly) get an A on the speaking even with all my mistakes? and
    -if I were to get a B (or, heaven forbid, lower) on my speaking and an A in my exam, could I potentially still get an A overall?
    The oral is out of 60 and the exam out of 140. You need 160 overall for an A so, in theory, you could get 20/60 on the oral (a fail) and still get an A in the AS.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    The oral is out of 60 and the exam out of 140. You need 160 overall for an A so, in theory, you could get 20/60 on the oral (a fail) and still get an A in the AS.
    Hi! Thank you very much for replying, and whilst it does inspire hope, you may be thinking of a different exam board - I am on AQA, where the oral is out of 50 and the exam is 110. I probably should have specified that. Thank you very much for your reply though!
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    (Original post by languagesnerd)
    Hi! Thank you very much for replying, and whilst it does inspire hope, you may be thinking of a different exam board - I am on AQA, where the oral is out of 50 and the exam is 110.
    You have quoted the raw marks, but these are then transferred to UMS marks. I have quoted UMS as tthese are the marks yu get on results day. They are valid for AQA German.
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    Hi, do either of you know, whether it would be possible to get an A overall, if you got a high A on the speaking, and B (1 or 2 marks off and A) in the exam? (AQA)
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    (Original post by 20Emily1998)
    Hi, do either of you know, whether it would be possible to get an A overall, if you got a high A on the speaking, and B (1 or 2 marks off and A) in the exam? (AQA)
    Going off what people have told me, if you're one or two marks off in the exam then you'd have a pretty good chance. I've basically estimated roughly what I think I will have gotten across the two units, and if it adds up to 128 (the overall score being 160) then your chances seem good! I'm no good with the maths, of course, but it's comforted me for now.

    I hope you get your A!!!
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    (Original post by Compost)
    You have quoted the raw marks, but these are then transferred to UMS marks. I have quoted UMS as tthese are the marks yu get on results day. They are valid for AQA German.
    Oh okay, thank you very much!! Considering the high grade boundaries though, these figures seem almost too good to be true!!
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    (Original post by languagesnerd)
    Going off what people have told me, if you're one or two marks off in the exam then you'd have a pretty good chance. I've basically estimated roughly what I think I will have gotten across the two units, and if it adds up to 128 (the overall score being 160) then your chances seem good! I'm no good with the maths, of course, but it's comforted me for now.

    I hope you get your A!!!

    thank you very much!! that sounds reassuring i hope you get your A too!
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    From what I remember:/ guess I think I may have got around 64/65 out for 75 on the listening and reading and possibly 25 on the essay, and possibly 47 on the speaking, would this be enough for an A, do you reckon?



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    (Original post by 20Emily1998)
    Hi, do either of you know, whether it would be possible to get an A overall, if you got a high A on the speaking, and B (1 or 2 marks off and A) in the exam? (AQA)
    Yes you can. You need 160 for an A. A high A on the speaking would ne around 57/60, a high B in the written exam would be 110ish. 110+57=167, an A with a few marks to spare.
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    From what I remember:/ guess I think I may have got around 64/65 out for 75 on the listening and reading and possibly 25 on the essay, and possibly 47 on the speaking, would this be enough for an A, do you reckon?



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    Usually it's 29 on the essay for an A but only 43 for an A on the speaking so I reckon your speaking would make up for it! But I've added it up now and those scores would definitely be an A unless something shocking happened with the grade boundaries! I think my worry is that I'm somewhere on the boundary in between an A and a B and if the grade boundaries aren't kind then I will be very disappointed!
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    (Original post by languagesnerd)
    Usually it's 29 on the essay for an A but only 43 for an A on the speaking so I reckon your speaking would make up for it! But I've added it up now and those scores would definitely be an A unless something shocking happened with the grade boundaries! I think my worry is that I'm somewhere on the boundary in between an A and a B and if the grade boundaries aren't kind then I will be very disappointed!
    Okay thank you! I hope so but im worrying too because it just depends how tight the boundary is, like one year it was 95 on the paper for an A!!


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