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# Sevenoaks grade boundaries watch

1. I'm in the process of working out which subjects to remark, using the grade boundaries on the Sevenoaks website. I can't understand the 'scaling factors' they've used for Group 4 and 5 subjects though - do they have anything to do with how much each component affects the final total, and if so how on earth do you apply them?

And if not, does anyone happen to know exactly how much each component's worth for Chemistry HL?
2. (Original post by schnargle)
I'm in the process of working out which subjects to remark, using the grade boundaries on the Sevenoaks website. I can't understand the 'scaling factors' they've used for Group 4 and 5 subjects though - do they have anything to do with how much each component affects the final total, and if so how on earth do you apply them?

And if not, does anyone happen to know exactly how much each component's worth for Chemistry HL?
The scaling factors are basically how much each component contributes to the final % (like you said). Lets take the Chemistry HL as an example:

Say you got 30 in paper one, 55 in paper two, 35 in paper three and 40 in your IA. To find out your final % this is the calculation you would do:

(30 x 0.5) + (55 x 0.4) + (35 x 0.4) + (40 x 0.5) = 71% - which would give you a grade 6

Hope that helps and not confused you even more

3. (Original post by <liverpoolfc>)
The scaling factors are basically how much each component contributes to the final % (like you said). Lets take the Chemistry HL as an example:

Say you got 30 in paper one, 55 in paper two, 35 in paper three and 40 in your IA. To find out your final % this is the calculation you would do:

(30 x 0.5) + (55 x 0.4) + (35 x 0.4) + (40 x 0.5) = 71% - which would give you a grade 6

Hope that helps and not confused you even more

Ooh thanks and yes, it does help! I thought it would be like English A1, where WL is worth exactly 20%, oral 30% and so on. Evidently not

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