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marks t grades AQA ENG LANG

Discussion in 'English' started by abaine2, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. abaine2

    abaine2 New commenter

    Why the devil don't AQA make clear how many marks equal which grade in their new spec?

    Does anyone know how many marks = A*;A;B;C;D;E;F;G;U? It seems a pretty basic thing to need to know.
  2. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    Because they don't know yet.
  3. abaine2

    abaine2 New commenter

    Crikey! Just have to approximate according to their blasted bands for now then (?) Thanks for the reply.
  4. regentsreject

    regentsreject Occasional commenter

    Where have you been hiding? [​IMG] This debate has been going on for over a year. QCDA insisted when the new specs came in that marks to grade equivalents were to be removed by all boards. Check out the other threads on the English site about this.
  5. What would be the grade equivalent for marks achieved on a foundation paper?
  6. abaine2

    abaine2 New commenter

    The same. It's possible for a foundation kid to get, for example, a B on one paper; it's all added together: if they get higher than a C overall, they have to be awarded the top C ceiling, but the numbers and letters are the same for Fnd. and Hgh.
  7. regentsreject

    regentsreject Occasional commenter

    As far as I'm aware, there is no 'ceiling' on F tier so if a candidate gets enough marks aggregated across the units to achieve a Grade B, they will be awarded a Grade B. As far as marks to grades are concerned, it won't be long now before this summer's results are published and then the mark breakdowns will be available for all to see.
  8. abaine2

    abaine2 New commenter

    I'm afraid I have to politely contend that one; the highest you can get on the foundation paper is a C.
  9. it was last year yes, not now though - they can get B
  10. abaine2

    abaine2 New commenter

    Fair play!

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