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Discussion in 'English' started by hoglett, Mar 20, 2011.
Once I have marked the paper out of 80, how do I know what is a band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 overall? xx
You don't. There is no direct correlation between the marks for the paper (80) and the UMS (120). The best you can do for now is work out a pro-rata ratio. Once you have had a cohort go through the exam you can use the ERA to help you work out the bands in future..
Boundaries from e-aqa based on the January entry:
Controlled Assessment Unit 3 Language. Boundaries for all tasks /80
A* = 73
A = 63
B = 53
C = 44
D = 34
E = 24
F = 15
G = 6
is of course only based on a very small number of entries. The only
submissions the board had for Controlled Assessment grades was 200 from
A* = 63
B = 47
C = 40
D = 33
C = 46
D = 36
E = 26
F = 16
G = 6
Again as I understand it (I'm not a statistician!), the UMS marks across all the elements of the qualification will be aggregated and translated into a grade. That means that students who had taken the F Tier paper for Unit 1 can, in theory, get a grade B or even an A (theoretically) once all the marks are aggregated. That's one feature I particularly like - takes away the agonising over which tier exam to enter borderline students for doesn't it?
I agree in principal, regents, but in practice we're floundering. Either the communication is not clear; I'm just not getting it OR our KS4 co-ordinator/HOD is not filtering information down properly.
I have a student whose 'mark' has come back as 83 with a (c) next to it. By my crude reckoning she has got 83/120 therefore 55/80. Would this make sense? So she has another 25 marks to gain for full marks with no real clear idea of whether that would get her a B or an A...could she in theory get an A*??? Why have a higher tier???