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    I have started my mock exams this week and have sat the first maths paper, which was non-calculator. I think I got around 50 marks out of 80. What grade would this be in the new 9-1 maths? I still have 2 more papers to sit which are both calculator exams could I still get a grade 5 overall if I do well in the next two papers?
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    (Original post by JackT2000)
    I have started my mock exams this week and sit the first maths paper, which was non-calculator. I think I got around 50 marks out of 80. What grade would this be in the new 9-1 maths? I still have 2 more papers to sit which are both calculator exams could I still get a grade 5 overall if I do well in the next two papers?
    50/80 would almost definitely be a grade 6, if the exam is Higher tier. It could potentially be a grade 7, depending on how the majority find the paper, when it comes to June.
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    50/80 would almost definitely be a grade 6, if the exam is Higher tier. It could potentially be a grade 7, depending on how the majority find the paper, when it comes to June.
    I'd think that the grade boundaries would be lower now that the new system with the new spec has been introduced.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    50/80 would almost definitely be a grade 6, if the exam is Higher tier. It could potentially be a grade 7, depending on how the majority find the paper, when it comes to June.
    There's only one thing....... it was a foundation paper
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    I'd think that the grade boundaries would be lower now that the new system with the new spec has been introduced.
    I agree. I'm being deliberately conservative while estimating grades as to not "make promises", so to speak.

    (Original post by JackT2000)
    There's only one thing....... it was a foundation paper
    Ok, then 62% may be a 3 or 4, being conservative, potentially a good pass (5). A good pass, in this case a grade 5, on Foundation is typically around 70%, with a D typically being around 60%. (an E being 50, F 40, etc.) This is using for the boundaries for the old spec, note, and the actual boundaries may be lower. Using the notion that 70% is around a good pass, you'd need an average of 59/80 across both the calculator papers, if you're doing both. If you're only doing 1, you'd need around 62/80 to average 70%.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    I agree. I'm being deliberately conservative while estimating grades as to not "make promises", so to speak.



    Ok, then 62% may be a 3 or 4, being conservative, potentially a good pass (5). A good pass, in this case a grade 5, on Foundation is typically around 70%, with a D typically being around 60%. (an E being 50, F 40, etc.) This is using for the boundaries for the old spec, note, and the actual boundaries may be lower. Using the notion that 70% is around a good pass, you'd need an average of 59/80 across both the calculator papers, if you're doing both. If you're only doing 1, you'd need around 62/80 to average 70%.
    Ok thanks I have two more papers to sit which are both calculator papers. So how many marks will I need to get from each of the two papers to achieve a grade 5 overall?
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    (Original post by JackT2000)
    Ok thanks I have two more papers to sit which are both calculator papers. So how many marks will I need to get from each of the two papers to achieve a grade 5 overall?
    As I said, you'd probably need around 59/80.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    As I said, you'd probably need around 59/80.
    Thanks

    Ps. Are you in year 11 as well? If you are are you on edexcel, if not what board? And also do you know where I can get a topic checklist for 9-1 foundation maths as I want to be able to keep track of my revision when it gets closer to the summer
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    have you dine the english lit 9-1, i did it and i think i flopped, i hardly could remember the poem
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    have you dine the english lit 9-1, i did it and i think i flopped, i hardly could remember the poem
    I did the English lit too.Was the Christmas carol on scrooge as an outsider and lady Macbeth presented as a powerful woman?
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    oh i think i did another one mine was on power and conflict and an inspector calls, did anyone else do an inspector calls?
 
 
 
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