Question about GCSE mock examsWatch
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?
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.
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%.
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