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# How to calculate the percentage you need for an A

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### #1Shaun

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 08:49 PM

To work out your percentage for an A:

Get your course mark, and divide it by 100, .e.g say you got 25 = 0.25

Then do 130 (this is the exam + course work) x 0.25 = 32.5 (you round down) = 32

Now subtract 32 from 100 (what the exam is out of) = 100-32 = 68% for an A (or 68 out of 100)

Say you got 18 for your course work, 18/100 = 0.18

130 x 0.18 = 23.4 = 23.

Percent for an A = 100 - 23 = 77%

Say you got 30 for your course work = 0.3

130 x 0.3 = 39

100-39 = 61% for an A.

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 10:20 PM

What exactly makes up the thirty courseowrk marks? I was given a mark out of twenty . This was made up of two oprojects (out of 10 each)

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 11:20 PM

I didn't take Computing; did Information Systems though and they have coursework.

I think you would have to scale up your mark to see what you got out of 30.

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 09:09 AM

I need 66ish percent, since I got 26/30 in my coursework, but I'm a little worried on some of the questions I answered. Ah well, I'll soon see

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 11:15 AM

I didn't realise that coursework was taken into account when calculating the grades.

I did one investigation thingy that was out of 50 and another that was out of, uhm, I can't remember. So all this talk of 30-mark coursework is confusing me.

Ach well, I got good marks [surprisingly!] for all the investigations and stuff that we did in class.
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Posted 01 June 2004 - 12:33 PM

Yes I know what you mean about the mark out of fifty. But all your marks for your course work are truncated to a total mark out of 30. Your course work is a marked out of 30, and although you've done things in the class for fifty marks, and 20 marks etc, all this is truncated to give you a total out of 30. You should ask your teacher what your course work mark is, it will not exceed 30.

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 03:56 PM

hmm, i got 27 for my coursework
so i need 65%, might get that

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 03:57 PM

nice one

### #9little_minx

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 05:05 PM

 QUOTE (fearfactor47 @ May 31 2004, 09:49 PM) Then do 130 (this is the exam + course work) x 0.25 = 32.5 (you round down) = 32

You don't - you actually round up.

### #10aaa

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 05:22 PM

hey 3011987!

dont you need 61.4% if you got 27/30 ??
or maybe i've calculated it wrong

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 06:06 PM

The method to work out these grades I have worked out by myself. All I have to go on is the fact that my computing teacher told me that I got 29/30 in my computing coursework and that I need 63% to get an A.

29/100 = 0.29

0.29 x 130 = 37.7 (You must round down because I would only need 62% to get an A if you rounded up) = 37

100 - 37 = 63.

Hope this helps clarify things.

if you got 27 out of 30 = 0.27

0.27 x 130 = 35

100 - 35 = 65%

3011987, your correct you need 65% to get an A.

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 06:19 PM

 QUOTE (fearfactor47 @ Jun 1 2004, 06:06 PM) 3011987, your correct you need 65% to get an A.

yay!
i think i might have also passed maths

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 01:02 PM

If anyone was wondering how to calculate what they need for an A in the NEW higher computing course, it really is quite simple:

The overall course is marked out of 200, with 60 marks allocated to coursework and 140 in the final examination.

As you need roughly 70% for an A in an ideal paper, this works out at 140/200.

So all you have to do is subtract what you got for your coursework from 140 to find what you need for an A.

e.g. if you got 50/60 for your coursework you would need 140-50 = 90
90/140 for an A

Albert

P.S. (If you want to work out what it will be for a B, subtract your coursework from 120, and subtract it from 100 to find out for a C)

### #14Discogirl17

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 03:52 PM

The new system is much easier!
Half ideas,half quality, half a million pound law suit!

### #15porsch1909

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 03:54 PM

Higher computer....ha ha ha....what a joke

### #16lorna_04

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 02:52 PM

We've been told we're not allowed to know our coursework mark cos its subject to SQA moderation. Is this right?
Last year wen i done Information systems i was told my courseowrk mark before the exam.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 03:23 PM

I think it just depends on your teacher. He/she probably just doesn't want to tell you in case the moderator marks your work lower than they did.
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Posted 19 May 2005 - 01:29 PM

What do you mean "higher computing what a joke?"

### #19porsch1909

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 01:31 PM

It means i thought higher computing to be a very easy A....

THat ws just me though

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 12:46 PM

oh rite kool soz thought u were takin a dig at us poor higher computin people having nt did the exam - but fait do's if u've sat it n found it easy - hopefullt i'll feel that way too lol!!

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