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#21 porsch1909

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 01:44 PM

With 30% course work and me getting full marks in the coursework. I went into the exam needing a comfy 57% for an A.....

A1 i got!

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 08:42 AM

For the NEW Higher, they work in bands (1, 2, 3 etc), so a band 1, you need 170/200 in total, band 2, you need 140/200 BUT I read somewhere (I think it was the "arranged documents" in www.sqa.org.uk, not sure). Anyway it said if you do well compared to your coursework, they bring you down a band. I got 37/60 for my course work so say I got 106/140 for the exam, this should be a band 2, A. But instead they would bring me down to band 3, B.

Is this true, if so does anyone agree with this?

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 11:08 AM

Or lets say we go with BIG numbers - I get 134/140 (almost impossible), this should mean a Band 1 A, except they would put it down to band 2. Don't you think this is a bit un-fair?

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 11:26 PM

If you got that from the arrangement documents, you have misinterpreted it, or not read it right, the example they use is that the centres own prelim is less demanding, that is why they bring the grade down one band.

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 10:47 AM

So you mean, by appealing using the prelim, they would bring you down a band?

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 04:07 PM

No, because you would only use a prelim if you gained a higher grade than what you got. Thge example in the Arrangements documents is saying that the centres prelim is less demanding than the standard of exam, so therefore the pass mark is raised, meaning that some people will get a lower grade, in that case thats what happened.

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:13 PM

QUOTE(porsch1909 @ May 20 2005, 01:44 PM)
With 30% course work and me getting full marks in the coursework. I went into the exam needing a comfy 57% for an A.....

A1 i got!

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Cool, that's the same position i'm in - i got full amrks for coursework n i done well in my prelim. Thanx that has really cheered me up before the exam!!!

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 09:59 PM

My teacher won't giv me ma coursework mark either bt I think it will b ok - I never even realised it counted! Did well in the prelim so I am hopin for the best 2! smile.gif

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 01:07 PM

I just found it (From "Course Assesment pack"):

Worked example
♦ In a centre’s own prelim, a candidate scores 88/140, and the candidate scores
37/60 in the practical coursework
♦ The two marks are added together, giving a total of 125/200
♦ The centre’s view is that their own prelim is slightly less demanding than SQA
examination.
♦ Using the mark range, a realistic estimate may be band 5 rather than band 4.

This is a perfect example for me as I got 37/60 in the practical coursework. So say the prelim was less demanding (which it probably will be) than the actual exam, and say I get 110/140 - enough for an A, this means I will be moved down to a B, band 3. Shouldn't they give you credit for that, passing the harder exam?

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 11:50 PM

Yes you do get credit for passing the external exam, no matter it's difficulty. The SQA will only see your prelim if your teacher puts in an appeal for you, and that is only if the prelim is acceptable for appeals.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:52 PM

One thing to watch with this is that your course work is submitted I got a B on my results but it later turned out my course work (30/30) hadn't been submitted and I got a band 1 A

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:57 PM

hey

yep higher comp is a complete joke cool.gif

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 12:15 PM

hu all stick to asking my teacher lol

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 02:33 PM

QUOTE(HollieThomson @ Feb 3 2006, 10:57 PM) View Post


yep higher comp is a complete joke cool.gif


i completely agree i think only failures who can't handle proper sciences take anything to do with computers

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 02:53 PM

oh you do, do you?

*holds back desire to destroy Daron*

why would you think that exactly i suppose you think object orientated programming, computer organisation, network programming and regular expressions are all simple concepts and trivial

I would ask you to watch what you say as not to offend other members because its not good for the community spirit and since there is tonnes of computer scientists on this board and mod team we will take no prisoners

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 02:56 PM

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 03:05 PM

Actually, most people at my university who do Computer Science take Maths, Biology, Chemistry or Physics as their elective. smile.gif Actually, for some of us (myself included) Maths is compulsory. Really Computer Science is Philosophy mixed with Maths.

I'll just go back to mashing the keyboard with my hands in a lame attempt to write something for the subject I study. I'm such a failure I cannot use my fingers to get individual keys, so my hand ends up mashing the keyboard.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 03:09 PM

like i am doing a MASTERS in computer science with classes in maths, stats and modelling science. While also being a maths mod here and took maths and physics to an advanced higher level at school

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE(Daron Malakian @ May 23 2006, 02:33 PM) View Post

i completely agree i think only failures who can't handle proper sciences take anything to do with computers


I'm assuming you don't/didn't do higher comp.....unless you class yourself as a failure, so why on earth are you in a Computing Forum ???? huh.gif blink.gif
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Posted 23 May 2006 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE(Daron Malakian @ May 23 2006, 03:33 PM) View Post

QUOTE(HollieThomson @ Feb 3 2006, 10:57 PM) View Post


yep higher comp is a complete joke cool.gif


i completely agree i think only failures who can't handle proper sciences take anything to do with computers


Higher isnt a joke. It isnt terribly difficult but I found it quite an interesting course. Obviously Daron hasnt ever seen anything past school level computing. Have a look at this, these are the papers for the 2nd year module I am studying next semester:

http://www.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/undergrad/...-01-Paper-1.pdf
http://www.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/undergrad/...-01-Paper-2.pdf

To do this module requires at least a C in Advanced Higher Mathematics as well as CS1002 and CS1004 which cover all the things Dave mentioned. And some of the labs for these modules are truly terrifying compared to Higher as well. I m sure Dave and other computer science degree students can vouch for their resepective labs as well.





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