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#1 werlop

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 04:17 PM

For those that are interested, the principal assessor and senior moderator reports for higher english 2004 have been published.

Click here for the 2004 Higher English Principal Assessor Report

Click here for the 2004 Higher English Senior Moderator Report

2005:

Band 1 A: 72
Band 2 A: 65
Grade B: 56
Grade C: 47
Grade D: 42


For those that are interested the grade boundries are as follows for higher english 2004:

Grade A: 64%
Grade B: 55%
Grade C: 46%
Grade D: 41%

2003 year it was:

A: 64%
B: 54%
C: 45%
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:23 PM

just wondering if there is any other info on grade boundaries in other subjects.

64 % is pretty low for an A! Although i dont know what the cut offs last year were so maybe its consitent to last yrs cut offs.
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:57 PM

Last year it was:

A: 64%
B: 54%
C: 45%

(if I remember correctly)



As for other subjects, most do not have their PA reports out yet, but geography and physics definately do.
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:45 PM

QUOTE(werlop @ Sep 23 2004, 05:17 PM)
For those that are interested, the principal assessor and senior moderator reports for higher english 2004 have been published.

Click here for the 2004 Higher English Principal Assessor Report

Click here for the 2004 Higher English Senior Moderator Report

For those that are interested the grade boundries are as follows for higher english 2004:

Grade A: 64%
Grade B: 55%
Grade C: 46%
Grade D: 41%

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Cheers for that! biggrin.gif

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 01:06 PM

According to the file, to get a N/A, which 21.3% of people did, you needed 0 marks. rolleyes.gif

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 04:43 PM

zero marks!!! jeezo.... blink.gif
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Posted 28 September 2004 - 08:25 PM

Think: Might be wrong, but think that just might be a typo as to get a N/A u need less than 41%, the exam is worth 100 exactly so technically (dont need to do Adv Maths to work out this 1) u needed less tha 41 marks to get a N/A. So perhaps that 0 should be 40!
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Posted 28 September 2004 - 08:28 PM

Ok I have read it now, it says LOWEST MARK ie the lowest u could get for an N/A was 0, the lowest u could get for a D was 41 etc .

0 and I'm annoyed with this statement:
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A number of candidates appeared to have been less than fully prepared for the demands of this part of
the examination. In the Poetry section in particular, markers noted a common problem with candidates who seemed to have prepared only one poem and could not find a question which they could answer
sensibly. This led to some very contorted lines of argument or in some cases to total irrelevance.


Now I had 3 poems and still fell in to this gulf, their questions were rubbish however they wont admit this, they didnt admit it in their replies and they wont admit it now.
I had 3 different styles of poems by 3 different writers and the one I had to do was my 3rd Choice! I mean they are disrespecting the hard work some of us put in here. Tough if the arguement was contorted some people had to twist u know!

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while there is an element of criticism among the profession of “narrow” or “restrictive” poetry
questions, this approach is actually welcomed and supported by the vast majority of markers, who see
it as a way to require candidates to think and not to rely on the “guided tour”; candidates should have
studied a range of poems;

They are getting me mega angry now, I did, I still had to do my 3rd choice poem and still had to twist and I am a philospher and a thinker, I do write essays in strange ways and I dont ever rely on the guided tour but I had a problem with their questions and now I have a problem with their attitude!

Edited by Discogirl17, 13 November 2004 - 10:17 AM.

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 09:00 PM

ARGH the SQA!!! 1. The deny my appeal then 2. Give me two exams on the same day next year!!!

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE(Discogirl17 @ Sep 28 2004, 09:28 PM)
Ok I have read it now, it says LOWEST MARK ie the lowest u could get for an N/A was 0, the lowest u could get for a D was 41 etc .

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Lol, stupid me! rolleyes.gif

I knew there was something wrong lol.

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 09:12 PM

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ARGH the SQA!!!  1.  The deny my appeal then 2.  Give me two exams on the same day next year!!!

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My exam timetable next year is hardly favourable. Adv maths and philosophy one after the other.The other one is ages after that.
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:35 PM

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werlop Posted Sep 23 2004, 09:57 PM
  Last year it was:

A: 64%
B: 54%
C: 45%

(if I remember correctly)




are the cut offs similar every year?

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:42 PM

they do tend to be but really its the numbers achieving each grade that remain more or less static each year

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 04:18 PM

QUOTE(a*r @ Mar 13 2005, 09:35 PM)
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werlop Posted Sep 23 2004, 09:57 PM
  Last year it was:

A: 64%
B: 54%
C: 45%

(if I remember correctly)

are the cut offs similar every year?

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More or less, yes.

English tends to be around 65% for an A.


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Posted 14 March 2005 - 04:20 PM

What percentage do you recommend to be a good appeal grade?

I got 75% in the prelim and I thought that wouldn't be good enough for an appeal, but now, seeing the cut off for an A was 64%, it might be.

Anyone know?

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 04:25 PM

QUOTE(al8ert @ Mar 14 2005, 04:20 PM)
What percentage do you recommend to be a good appeal grade?

I got 75% in the prelim and I thought that wouldn't be good enough for an appeal, but now, seeing the cut off for an A was 64%, it might be.

Anyone know?

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Yeah 75% is a really good mark in the prelim. Have you got other stuff for appeals, like timed-essays you've done in class or Close Reading papers? As the more stuff you have, generally the better chance you have for a successful appeal.


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Posted 14 March 2005 - 08:45 PM

I got a D in the final exam and got 59.5% in the prelim. I was the only one of ten that appealed from my school for Higher English that was successful (and only got upgraded to a C). I thought I'd done a fair bit better in the final exam than the prelim as well. sad.gif
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Posted 15 March 2005 - 09:45 AM

Well thats the way it goes unfortunately, exams are like genies, they hide in lamps throughout the year then mysteriously appear around May time. Then you make your wish (in this case an exam attempt) and the results or consequences of this wish are not seen til much later.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 11:26 PM

English looks on paper to be so easy to get a C but it is really hard.

My teacher keeps going on about how you if you get 30 on your close reading and fail both of your essays with a 10 you will pass.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 06:38 PM

Do you think overall , that this years english exam was harder than he previous ones ?
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