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Art grading help!

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by littlewing, May 9, 2013.

  1. Hi
    Marking gcse art aqa and i know the grade boundaries change every year but just looking for a rough guide to figure out overall GCSE grades. We have marked the work and have the number of marks for unit 1 and unit 2 and we can see from the aqa grade boundaries from last year that a c was 43 marks for both unit 1 and unit 2 but how do you figure out what grade they will get over all?
    Is there a way of scaling them? And if so how? We have marked to the statements and I know it's impossible to known exactly as the boundaries change yearly but it would be good to have an idea what to expect!

    Thanks in advance x
  2. If you look on the AQA website under UMS marks you will find a conversion sheet which will enable you to input raw marks and have them converted to UMS marks. So yes, 43 raw marks was equivalent to a C grade last year in both units, but converts to 108 UMS for Unit 1 (60%) and 72 UMS for unit 2 (40%). If you add these together and check what the UMS grade boundary was for the entire GCSE last year you will have an approximation of the final grade. This of course assumes that the boundaries will change little and that moderation won't alter any of your marking. Hope that helps.

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