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    Hello everybody.

    I received my GCSE English Controlled Assessment (Postal Moderation) results back today from my teacher; I achieved 25/40 from Reading Literary Texts (This is low because I unfortunately had a bereavement while taking the assessment so it lowered my concentration) and I worked this out via the raw to UMS converter and it totalled a D.

    My Imaginative Writing came to 36/40, after conversion this was an A, just one mark short of an A*

    My Speaking & Listening grade does not have any influence on my final grade but just for clarity that was 25/40 which worked out at a high B.

    My question is this, With the combined A & D grade, I'd imagine by averages, it is a low B. However, with my marks totalled as 61/80 this counts as 76.25% overall.

    Can anyone clarify what I may need in my exam to achieve an A grade?
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    (Original post by David_Roxx)
    Hello everybody.

    I received my GCSE English Controlled Assessment (Postal Moderation) results back today from my teacher; I achieved 25/40 from Reading Literary Texts (This is low because I unfortunately had a bereavement while taking the assessment so it lowered my concentration) and I worked this out via the raw to UMS converter and it totalled a D.

    My Imaginative Writing came to 36/40, after conversion this was an A, just one mark short of an A*

    My Speaking & Listening grade does not have any influence on my final grade but just for clarity that was 25/40 which worked out at a high B.

    My question is this, With the combined A & D grade, I'd imagine by averages, it is a low B. However, with my marks totalled as 61/80 this counts as 76.25% overall.

    Can anyone clarify what I may need in my exam to achieve an A grade?

    This is based off the June 2015 grade boundaries.
    The total course is worth 300 UMS overall.

    Literary texts = 34 UMS
    Imaginative = 52 UMS

    You need 80% UMS for an A.

    You need 154 UMS in the exam which correlates to around 63/80 (an A grade)
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    Many thanks for your response.

    It seems I can possibly scrape the A.

    OCR just published their boundaries for 2016 and it looks like it hasn't changed.

    I managed to achieve 65/80 on a mock we did in class so I'm feeling optimistically positive!

    It is just a bummer that a bad event could be the reason I get a B and not an A but if it is 1 or 2 marks out, would it be reasonable asking for a remark?
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    (Original post by David_Roxx;[url="tel:67171128")
    67171128[/url]]Many thanks for your response.

    It seems I can possibly scrape the A.

    OCR just published their boundaries for 2016 and it looks like it hasn't changed.

    I managed to achieve 65/80 on a mock we did in class so I'm feeling optimistically positive!

    It is just a bummer that a bad event could be the reason I get a B and not an A but if it is 1 or 2 marks out, would it be reasonable asking for a remark?

    I've worked out your ums for 2016 and 154 UMS is 61 marks. So as long as you get 61+, you'll have an A.

    If you were like 1-3 UMS away, I'd probably talk to your teacher and see which to get remarked because 3 UMS can equal 1 mark.

    Also, your coursework marks could change unless they're the ones you've been told you'll get.

    Good luck tomorrow, hope you get that A
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    (Original post by danielwinstanley)
    I've worked out your ums for 2016 and 154 UMS is 61 marks. So as long as you get 61+, you'll have an A.

    If you were like 1-3 UMS away, I'd probably talk to your teacher and see which to get remarked because 3 UMS can equal 1 mark.

    Also, your coursework marks could change unless they're the ones you've been told you'll get.

    Good luck tomorrow, hope you get that A
    First of all let me say thanks for finding this out for me and probably anyone else who has the same problems.

    The coursework grades are set in stone; the 36 for Imaginative Writing was an average so I can only assume one was 35 and the other was 37 (Letter & Article); as was the Reading Literary Texts (25/40) bearing in mind I had hit a bump in the road.

    The difference of 2 raw marks (63 to 61) could make all the difference as you have said, it has made me feel a bit better but at 09:00am tomorrow, I shall soon see with my own eyes... it annoys me that if I had managed to concentrate on the RLT I'd have an A in the bag!The exam was, in my eyes, pretty simple. The last question was a great one to answer (40 mark question) and I just added every language technique I knew and made it a story (this is what the question asked). The most important thing I didn't do was overthink.

    I better stop before I waffle too much! Just feeling that little more excited, even though I only require 2 fewer marks than before! Makes all the difference.

    Thank you,

    David
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    (Original post by David_Roxx)
    First of all let me say thanks for finding this out for me and probably anyone else who has the same problems.

    The coursework grades are set in stone; the 36 for Imaginative Writing was an average so I can only assume one was 35 and the other was 37 (Letter & Article); as was the Reading Literary Texts (25/40) bearing in mind I had hit a bump in the road.

    The difference of 2 raw marks (63 to 61) could make all the difference as you have said, it has made me feel a bit better but at 09:00am tomorrow, I shall soon see with my own eyes... it annoys me that if I had managed to concentrate on the RLT I'd have an A in the bag!The exam was, in my eyes, pretty simple. The last question was a great one to answer (40 mark question) and I just added every language technique I knew and made it a story (this is what the question asked). The most important thing I didn't do was overthink.

    I better stop before I waffle too much! Just feeling that little more excited, even though I only require 2 fewer marks than before! Makes all the difference.

    Thank you,

    David
    You're welcome, good luck tomorrow!
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    (Original post by David_Roxx)
    Hello everybody.

    I received my GCSE English Controlled Assessment (Postal Moderation) results back today from my teacher; I achieved 25/40 from Reading Literary Texts (This is low because I unfortunately had a bereavement while taking the assessment so it lowered my concentration) and I worked this out via the raw to UMS converter and it totalled a D.

    My Imaginative Writing came to 36/40, after conversion this was an A, just one mark short of an A*

    My Speaking & Listening grade does not have any influence on my final grade but just for clarity that was 25/40 which worked out at a high B.

    My question is this, With the combined A & D grade, I'd imagine by averages, it is a low B. However, with my marks totalled as 61/80 this counts as 76.25% overall.

    Can anyone clarify what I may need in my exam to achieve an A grade?
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    I got a B. My coursework was better than i thought but I fell short on the exam.

    I was one mark away from an A* on one piece, one mark short of an A of another piece but my exam was 117/180 UMS

    I'm happy though as I was doing another GCSE and an Access Course while working and volunteering at the same time all in the space of 9 months!
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    (Original post by David_Roxx)
    I got a B. My coursework was better than i thought but I fell short on the exam.

    I was one mark away from an A* on one piece, one mark short of an A of another piece but my exam was 117/180 UMS

    I'm happy though as I was doing another GCSE and an Access Course while working and volunteering at the same time all in the space of 9 months!
    Well done!
 
 
 
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