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AS English Lit grades

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eatyourveg Tue 23-Nov-10 10:26:53

ds1 has been getting essays marked using bands instead of grades.

When I asked what the bands signified, school sent home the AQA assessment criteria with the raw score boundaries for each of these bands
0-7 band 1
8-15 band 2
16-23 band 3
24-30 band 4.

Anyone knows how these equate to traditional A-E grades?

DustDustDust Sat 04-Dec-10 09:24:47

Well, it says here to "^Remember that the mark bands are not equivalent to grades: grades are decided by the awarding committee at the end of each session.^"

So I'd assume it varies. I think it's probably something like this:
band 1: U
band 2: E/D
band 3: C/B
band 4: A/A*
..but I'm just guessing.

nobodysbaby Tue 14-Dec-10 21:03:28

Out of 30, 12 is an E, 15 is a D, 18 - C, 21 - B, 24 - A. The boundaries can shift if the national results are out of whack, but these are usual. It's the same for all arts/humanities subjects I think.

eatyourveg Wed 22-Dec-10 20:16:04


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