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AQA Unit 1 - how do I work out overall bands?

Discussion in 'English' started by hoglett, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. hoglett

    hoglett New commenter

    Once I have marked the paper out of 80, how do I know what is a band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 overall? xx[​IMG]
     
  2. regentsreject

    regentsreject Occasional commenter

    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..
     
  3. EmmaBB

    EmmaBB New commenter

    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

    This
    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
    ONE centre.

    Exam Higher:
    A* = 63
    A =55
    B = 47
    C = 40
    D = 33

    Exam Foundation:
    C = 46
    D = 36
    E = 26
    F = 16
    G = 6
     
  4. EmmaBB

    EmmaBB New commenter

    http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pdf/AQA-GCSE-NEW-GDE-BOUND-JAN11.PDF
     
  5. regentsreject

    regentsreject Occasional commenter

    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?
     
  6. 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???
    Sleepy now.
    [​IMG]
     

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