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1. I'm not sure how all the grading works for A Level.

I got a D last year in Media (and i think i was 8 marks of a C) this year i got a B in my coursework, i was wondering if anyone could tell me what i need to get in my exam to be able to even my final grade out to at least a C?

thanks
2. That depends how much the coursework is worth. Suppose it's worth the equivalent of 1 module, which seems reasonable for a subject like media. You need 360 for a C. Last year you got about 170/300 and the coursework would be worth about 70 marks if it's worth 1 module. So you'd be on 240/400 and need 120/200, which would be a C in the exams, for a C overall.
3. it is a bit impossible without your actual UMS scores...

I'm guessing you're on the old spec as you're doing A2 now, so you're final score is out of 600, of which you need 360 for a C (60%), 420 for a B (70%) and 480 or more for an A (80%). If you were 8 marks of a C in your first year when all the modules were added together, then you got 172 / 300 at AS? Presuming that is correct you therefore, in your second year, will have needed 360-172 = 188 UMS out of 300 to get a C, or 420-172= 248 UMS out of 300 for a B, and it would be impossible for you to get an A.

It then depends on how much your coursework was worth in UMS and how good your B was. If it was a 1/3 of your A2, therefore carrying a maximum of 100 UMS, and you got the highest marks in the B, you'd have got 79/100 towards that 188 needed to get you a C overall. If the coursework was worth less, or you got a lower B, more reliance would have been placed on your exam. Hope that has helped
4. (Original post by becbec :))
it is a bit impossible without your actual UMS scores...

I'm guessing you're on the old spec as you're doing A2 now, so you're final score is out of 600, of which you need 360 for a C (60%), 420 for a B (70%) and 480 or more for an A (80%). If you were 8 marks of a C in your first year when all the modules were added together, then you got 172 / 300 at AS? Presuming that is correct you therefore, in your second year, will have needed 360-172 = 188 UMS out of 300 to get a C, or 420-172= 248 UMS out of 300 for a B, and it would be impossible for you to get an A.

It then depends on how much your coursework was worth in UMS and how good your B was. If it was a 1/3 of your A2, therefore carrying a maximum of 100 UMS, and you got the highest marks in the B, you'd have got 79/100 towards that 188 needed to get you a C overall. If the coursework was worth less, or you got a lower B, more reliance would have been placed on your exam. Hope that has helped

thanks wow that seems complicated lol i got a high B my teacher said i just want to get at least a C because i'd be very pleased with that oh and the c/w is worth 40% and the exams are 30% each

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