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Poll: Those of you who sat both maths and english, which do you think you've done better in? (28 member(s) have cast votes)

Those of you who sat both maths and english, which do you think you've done better in?

  1. English (5 votes [17.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.86%

  2. Maths (16 votes [57.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

  3. Both great (2 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  4. Both terrible (5 votes [17.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.86%

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#1 little_minx

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 02:47 PM

Hey!

Seeing as everyone seems to disagree with me I thought I'd run a poll to check. I definetly think I've done much better in the English exam (probably because I stayed away from poetry!) I reckon I'll get an A at best but if not, definetly a B. For Maths however, there's absolutley no chance of an A and it looks doubtful for the B! God lets hope I can actually get a C!

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#2 Allan

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 03:16 PM

Definitely maths!

English is a hit or a miss with me

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 04:51 PM

I voted Both great, nothing wrong with being optimistic wink.gif

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 09:46 PM

Definetly did better in Maths as it was fairly starightforward. Think I did well in English but my essays might not be that great

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 11:20 AM

I definately did better in Maths aswell!

I'm hoping for an A Band 1 in Maths, although with English I'm also hoping for an A (or if not that, a B).

I can't really tell with English, because you can never tell how well your Essays went. Also it's very hard to score high marks in the Critical Essays. Supposedly, hardly anyone ever gets 25 in them - even thought they may be great, the Markers refuse to give a 25 is what I've heard.

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 11:41 AM

They maybe dont refuse but from what I have heard no one has ever got a 25 not even an adult leaner.

Also it is very difficult to score above 20/25 for an essay and very few get it.

Part of the reason why you only need 60 odd percent for an A.

dont worry about essays too much. the bulk of your mark will come from close reading.

I think its really unfair for marking of essays as undoubtedly the markers don't have exactly the same standard no matter what the SQA say. this is the exception to the rule where i think thry could improve. i dont know what they could do though for this so i cant really complain.

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 12:26 PM

They should use a system of pegged marks like they do in Modern Languages. That would be fairer

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 12:29 PM

How does that work?

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 02:44 PM

I don't think the pegged marks are a good idea at all for the modern languages and nor would they be for English. It's better to give the most specific mark possible, I think English has it right.
PS - I think I've probably done a little better in English huh.gif
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Posted 25 May 2004 - 02:47 PM

QUOTE (ally @ May 25 2004, 01:29 PM)
How does that work?

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Through the following link scroll to the last page for an example: http://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/03miFrenchHListAndWrit.pdf
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Posted 25 May 2004 - 05:55 PM

Both terrible.

*so optimistic*
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Posted 25 May 2004 - 06:30 PM

i was tempted to say both but with english you can never tell because so much is on what the marker thinks rather than on the marking scheme unlike maths which is more of a science with right answers and more importantly wrong ones

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE (Dave @ May 25 2004, 07:30 PM)
i was tempted to say both but with english you can never tell because so much is on what the marker thinks rather than on the marking scheme unlike maths which is more of a science with right answers and more importantly wrong ones

That's definitely true.

In Maths it's 5 marks for 5 specific things. In English it's quite unclear

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 11:56 AM

It's only 60% for an A in English?

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 01:20 PM

As a guide most courses are approx 75 percent for an A, 60 percent for a B, and 50 percent for a C - however, these shift each year depending upon the level of difficulty across the board.
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Posted 26 May 2004 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE (kaykay @ May 26 2004, 12:56 PM)
It's only 60% for an A in English?

It was 64% for an A in English last year and 65% in 2002.
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Posted 26 May 2004 - 03:56 PM

kool

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:45 PM

I thought that the English exam was far easier than the Maths exam... the questions in the English critical essay paper were fine to me, they fitted with two poems, two prose and one film that I had studied, so I was able to choose which ones I was strongest at... I am actually worse at the interpretation, and pick up more marks in the critical essays! in my prelim I got 15/25 for both essays, but 28/50 for the interpretation... but in the weeks before the exam I managed to get 19/25 for a couple of essays from the 2000 paper and 40/50 for the 2003 interpretation... and a girl in my class got 23/25 for one of her essays, which the teacher had to admit was practically unheard of!
Maths was just hard for me... the exam was exactly what I expected it to be, it was difficult for me and some others in my class. I failed the prelim miserably, mostly from just skipping questions that i didn't know how to do, but this time I answered almost every question... if it was the right answer or the wrong answer, I haven't a clue, I just wrote down something!

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 08:44 AM

QUOTE (catm82 @ May 27 2004, 04:45 PM)
Maths was just hard for me... the exam was exactly what I expected it to be, it was difficult for me and some others in my class. I failed the prelim miserably, mostly from just skipping questions that i didn't know how to do, but this time I answered almost every question... if it was the right answer or the wrong answer, I haven't a clue, I just wrote down something!

I'm exactly the same. I got 42% in my prelim and that was with lots of revision. I agree that the paper wasn't too diffcult but on some questions I've made some blonde (no offence meant - please don't take any, it's just an expression) mistakes. Like not realising I was supposed to integrate on the last question in paper II. Duh!

Laura xxx

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 02:18 PM

I think I've done better in Maths.





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