English Coursework - Can I get an A*?Watch
For all the speaking coursework activities I have got an A, but in all of the writing coursework I have got A*s except from one which I have got an A in (but am working on to get it to A*). I'm unsure as to which coursework is for English Language or Literature. I am following AQA and in English Language, coursework is worth 40% overall (20% speaking, 20% writing), and English Literature coursework is worth 20%.
What I'd like to know is: Is it still possible for me to get an A* overall in both English Language and Literature, and how well would I have to do in the exams to get A*'s (if it's possible).
I would also appreciate it if someone could explain why there are 3 English exams, and what each exam is on?
But it sounds like your doing AQA B is this correct?
If so the 3 exams are:
Language Paper 1 - 1 Question on the Media texts from Section A of the pre-release booklet, 1 Question on an unseen Non-fiction piece and 1 question on writing to Argue, persuade and advise.
Language Paper 2 - 1 Poetry compasison question, one of the poems will be taken from section B of the pre-release and the other will be unseen and 1 question on writing to Analyse, Review and Comment.
Literature Paper - 1 Question for each text you studied fo the exam. You will have to answer 3 questions in total. For each text there will be a choice of 2 questions.
Hope that makes sence!
I'm not sure if I'm doing AQA 'B', but, the exam components are 3702 and 3712?
It would be great if someone could make a calculator-thing which would tell you what you have to get in coursework and the exam to get an overall grade, based on typical grade boundaries. Is there a website that has this, or can someone make one in Excel...?
I just find the English coursework confusing as there are 2 subjects and there are loads of pieces to do!
Each coursework is marked out of /54.
49+/54 = an A*
43+/54 = an A
What they do at the end of the coursework, is add all your marks together.
i.e If you were to do 4 English Lang Courseworks - the final mark of English Lang Coursework would be out of 216. And so if you got say:
then you would get 188/216
They then get this into a percentage (87%) - and this will be the amount of marks you scored out of the 40% of coursework.
So it doesn't particually matter whether you're one under an A* or one over it.
Because at the end of the exam - it's just one mark - not an A*.
The coursework you do will go to the exam grade.
Hello! I am enquiring about the grade I can get in English Literature. I got an A* for my English Lit. Coursework and I am convinced I have got an A on the exam (I haven't got an A* as I did not have enough time to attempt the last question on poetry analysis which is worth 10 marks) I am doing the WJEC course and if my beliefs of my exam grade are accurate then is it still possible for me to obtain an A* grade overall or not?? Please tell me!!!! Lots of love from Turkish Delight! Xx