Hi, first ever post Wooo!
just wondering, does anybody have any idea how the grade for higher english is actually worked out?
I know how the individual papers are marked but what about the final grade/?
Thank you =]
You have to do two essays. You will get two marks out of 25 which are added together
Also two close readings, also marks out of 25
Add the two essay marks to the two close reading marks and you have your percentage (cos it's out of 100)
Then the threshold for A, B, C and D are worked out from how difficult the paper is and you get a grade depending on wether it's over that
last year it was
63% - A
54% - B
46% - C
42% - D
Although i think that was a particularly tough paper because those grades seem a bit low (english is usually lower than most subjects though)
I feel quite stupid now, I got a B last year. Can't believe the cut offs are so low.
English is the hardest subject to do which is why the cut off points are so low.
I'd be ecstatic wit a B
Thanks lot =]
that's how I hoped it was worked out cause i'm really good at close reading and really crap at the essays lol
Got an A in the prelim though so fingers crossed =]
A band 1's can never look ****e XD
an "upper A" (I presume = Band 1) was only 70% in last year's higher english!!!
Has the cut-off ever actually been at 70% or above in the exam in recent years?
I got 83% in the prelim but i am so scared about thursday. My good prelim was due to 2 amazing questions.
What am i supposed to do if there are no questions i can answer???
Good luck everyone
^ That's the kind of marks I am going for as well. I have never had higher than 16 in an essay before. My teacher says he is a strict marker but it still worries me. Anyone have any good essay tips?
Well for the last while my essays have been 20/21s so I hope I can pull that off again and I know I can get about 32/33 in the close reading so Hopefully a high B