# English coursework , how do they work?Watch

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#1
So basically I did my English coursework in yr10 and did pretty bad. In Narrative and Descriptive, I got a F. In Macbeth I got a C and in Transcript I got a C.
I get really scared because I may not get a C overall.
Can yo tell me how the marking system work with the exam and coursework.

For example say i did the AQA paper this year for English what would of i need to get a C overall in the Exam paper.
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4 years ago
#2
here is the link to english lit spec look at page 26 it gives you how many marks needed for each unit in the lit exam just have a look i hope it helps http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-9715-W-SP.PDF
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#3
(Original post by chris2791)
here is the link to english lit spec look at page 26 it gives you how many marks needed for each unit in the lit exam just have a look i hope it helps http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-9715-W-SP.PDF
it doesn't say how the mark of our coursework affects it
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4 years ago
#4
oh let me research just give me 5 mins
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#5
(Original post by chris2791)
oh let me research just give me 5 mins
ok thanks
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4 years ago
#6
Take a look at this statisitcally.

Say you get a D in the coursework about 8% for example. Lets not get confused here, the coursework is worth 20%, so when I say 8% I mean 8% of the GCSE not of the coursework component.

Say it's 77% to get an A* in the exam itself, but say its 18% to get an A* in the coursework (it is usually this high), so overall 0.77*0.8+0.18=about 80%

But say you get a D in the coursework about 8% of the total gcse or 0.016% of the coursework mark. How much extra do you need to get in the exam to still get an A*? 0.8x + 0.08 = 0.80 so x = 0.90 so the extra amount you will have to get in the exam is 10% based on this example.

so you can still get a good mark but you will need to achieve high marks in the exam to bring up your coursework
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4 years ago
#7
(Original post by chris2791)
Take a look at this statisitcally.

Say you get a D in the coursework about 8% for example. Lets not get confused here, the coursework is worth 20%, so when I say 8% I mean 8% of the GCSE not of the coursework component.

Say it's 77% to get an A* in the exam itself, but say its 18% to get an A* in the coursework (it is usually this high), so overall 0.77*0.8+0.18=about 80%

But say you get a D in the coursework about 8% of the total gcse or 0.016% of the coursework mark. How much extra do you need to get in the exam to still get an A*? 0.8x + 0.08 = 0.80 so x = 0.90 so the extra amount you will have to get in the exam is 10% based on this example.

so you can still get a good mark but you will need to achieve high marks in the exam to bring up your coursework
and forgot to say coursework is very important ask your teacher if you could retake the unit of coursework unless your teacher has sent it off for moderation
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#8
(Original post by chris2791)
and forgot to say coursework is very important ask your teacher if you could retake the unit of coursework unless your teacher has sent it off for moderation
I got a C's in Macbeth and Transcript and F in Narrative and Descriptive.

Can you use this year aqa grade boundries and predict how much mark i need to get a C
pls
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4 years ago
#9
sorry didnt read it properly ok will check
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#10
(Original post by chris2791)
sorry didnt read it properly ok will check
thanks
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#11
so how much of mark would i have need this year to get a C or B
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4 years ago
#12
http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/over/sta...-JUNE-2015.PDF this is the markscheme for the english exam look at page 9 and then convert your coursework grade into a percentage with the percentage on the markscheme for a C grade and then you will get your total overall you will need

right this is what it was for AQA coursework:
93% = A*
83% = A
73% = B
63% = C

and this is the exam
85% - A*
75% - A
65% - B
55% - C
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4 years ago
#13
couldnt find this yars percentage but i would be safe with these grades as they are higher than most year sorry
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#14
so i got a 2 c in englis lit so what would i need in the exam to confirm a C or get a B
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4 years ago
#15
yes
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#16
if I do an English language paper now what you be able to mark it and give me a grade.
based on this grade boundaries u provided
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4 years ago
#17
Good luck i believe you can do it you have the drive
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4 years ago
#18
yes i will
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4 years ago
#19
but i will have to mark it around 5 o clock because im really busy today is that ok ?
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#20
yh thats fine thanks
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