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    Hi, I'm soon to start year 11 and have started to do a little revising. Could anybody tell me roughly (I know that the mark scheme differs each year) what sort of mark percentage wise I should be aiming for to secure an A? It would be good to get an idea of where I am in regards to taking past papers as practice and to be honest the whole raw/UMS mark thing confuses me! Thanks in advance
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    If you wanted an A you'd need around 93%. You'd probably get away with 90% and above but 93 would definitely secure it.
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    Unless I'm really really confused right now an A in paper 1 is about 60/90 (Last year I think it was 60, the year before 61) which 67%.
    And A in paper 2 is usually a couple of marks lower because paper 2 is the most irritating paper in the world. Apart from this year when it was F-U-N.
    I'd say 65% overall?

    But don't go for a specific percentage. Do the best you can do and if you want/need an A, try and reach for as high an A (or even an A*) as you can.
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    (Original post by iwishicouldfly14)
    Unless I'm really really confused right now an A in paper 1 is about 60/90 (Last year I think it was 60, the year before 61) which 67%.
    And A in paper 2 is usually a couple of marks lower because paper 2 is the most irritating paper in the world. Apart from this year when it was F-U-N.
    I'd say 65% overall?

    But don't go for a specific percentage. Do the best you can do and if you want/need an A, try and reach for as high an A (or even an A*) as you can.
    Thank you to both of you for your replies. iwishicouldfly, thats what I worked it out to be but 67% didn't sound high enough? It must have been a really hard paper. Gives me something to work towards! Thanks again.
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    (Original post by Offmyrocker)
    Thank you to both of you for your replies. iwishicouldfly, thats what I worked it out to be but 67% didn't sound high enough? It must have been a really hard paper. Gives me something to work towards! Thanks again.
    It's IGCSE, the grade boundaries are often lower.
    In some of the sciences, 67% can be an A* (I remember one of the practice exams I did was something like that).
    Last year's paper 2 was quite hard, but in general, the grade boundaries seem to be quite low.
 
 
 
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