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    If there is a GCSE with 60% coursework and 40% tests what would you need to get in both to get an A star overall
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    (Original post by lucy101010)
    If there is a GCSE with 60% coursework and 40% tests what would you need to get in both to get an A star overall
    What subject? Exam board?
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    (Original post by lucy101010)
    If there is a GCSE with 60% coursework and 40% tests what would you need to get in both to get an A star overall
    It's about how it balances. Most of these qualifications have a mark of 200 overall (UMS) and 180 is needed for A*.

    Coursework is worth 120 marks.
    Exam is worth 80 marks.

    This means that you could get full UMS in the exam and get an A* with 100 UMS on coursework (this is an A).

    On the other hand, you could get full UMS in the coursework and get an A* with 60 UMS on the exam (this is a B).

    As long as your marks total to over 180 UMS, you have an A*.
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    (Original post by danielwinstanley)
    what subject? Exam board?
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    You'd need around an A* for each section- A* is 90% in raw marks, so you'd need 54% of a possible 60% marks from coursework (when looking at the overall grade) and 36% out of the 40% from exams, giving you 90% of the marks from the GCSE
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    (Original post by ad4m)
    It's about how it balances. Most of these qualifications have a mark of 200 overall (UMS) and 180 is needed for A*.

    Coursework is worth 120 marks.
    Exam is worth 80 marks.

    This means that you could get full UMS in the exam and get an A* with 100 UMS on coursework (this is an A).

    On the other hand, you could get full UMS in the coursework and get an A* with 60 UMS on the exam (this is a B).

    As long as your marks total to over 180 UMS, you have an A*.
    Thanks !
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    (Original post by LDS16)
    You'd need around an A* for each section- A* is 90% in raw marks, so you'd need 54% of a possible 60% marks from coursework (when looking at the overall grade) and 36% out of the 40% from exams, giving you 90% of the marks from the GCSE
    So if i got 60% in my coursework i would need 30% in my exams.
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    (Original post by lucy101010)
    So if i got 60% in my coursework i would need 30% in my exams.
    Sorry, I explained that very badly. Say the marks for the whole GCSE was out of 100. Coursework is 60%, so a maximum of 60 marks. Exams are a maximum of 40. If you achieved full marks in your coursework (60 marks) you'd need 30 in exams for an A*, at 90% of 100. So you'd need 30 marks in this case, not 30% of the marks
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    (Original post by lucy101010)
    So if i got 60% in my coursework i would need 30% in my exams.
    That's not really how it works. You need to treat each component separately. You need 90% UMS to get an A* on a component.

    For example, in a physics exam

    54/75 = A* in raw marks.
    54 is not 90% of 75 so UMS is used.

    144/160 (160 is max UMS for this component) is given to anyone who got 54/75. This clarifies that they have an A* in this component because it is 90% of the UMS marks. 144 is 90% of 160.
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    (Original post by ad4m)
    That's not really how it works. You need to treat each component separately. You need 90% UMS to get an A* on a component.

    For example, in a physics exam

    54/75 = A* in raw marks.
    54 is not 90% of 75 so UMS is used.

    144/160 (160 is max UMS for this component) is given to anyone who got 54/75. This clarifies that they have an A* in this component because it is 90% of the UMS marks. 144 is 90% of 160.
    O right thanks
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    (Original post by lucy101010)
    If there is a GCSE with 60% coursework and 40% tests what would you need to get in both to get an A star overall
    To get an A you should either get an A on your coursework and A on your test or an A* on coursework and B on test would still get you an A overall.


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