Is it possible to get lower than an E in Edexcel Linear Maths (Higher)?

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I know I shouldn't think negatively but can you get a U or is that if you havent answered any of the questions right? I'm worrying a lot about the exam I did today and the exam I'm doing Friday for Maths.

I really need a Grade C 

Thanks for your answers, guys. It's appreciated. xD

Posted Mon 6th June, 2011 @ 20:02 by ParamoreMonster

10 Answers

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You can't get lower that an E in the higher, if you've answered some questions.

But if you've answered noting, you'll get a U.

Answered Mon 6th June, 2011 @ 20:04 by Al
Edited by Al on Mon 6th June, 2011 @ 20:04
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about half the paper but dont worry about it if you didnt get the question right you will get method marks. at gcse its quite easy to pick up random marks here and there!! and if every body found it hard (which judging by the amount of questions about it it was!) then the grade boundaries will be lower which will make it easier to get a higher grade!! hope this reassures you and dont get too caught up about it just relax and have a good summer!!=D

Answered Mon 6th June, 2011 @ 20:24 by olivia
Edited by olivia on Mon 6th June, 2011 @ 20:27
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No one should ever aim that low! As long as your revise i'm sure you'll do good, D's and below are worthless they mean nothing to colleges and unis

Answered Mon 6th June, 2011 @ 20:53 by Anon
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yes there is a grade lower, say hello to the grade U

Answered Tue 28th February, 2012 @ 17:40 by bronwen :)
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oh okay, thanks. Do you know how many questions you will have needed to have answered correctly in order to get a C? 

Answered Mon 6th June, 2011 @ 20:07 by ParamoreMonster
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you need to answer at leats 15 questions on each paper to get an c

Answered Mon 6th June, 2011 @ 21:47 by A100
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you are doing maths edexcel (linear)? right? ... and if you are then this might help you ... it's last year's grade boundaries ... so you can see how many marks you need to get out of 200

http://www.edexcel.com/iwantto/I%20want%20to%20%20Tasks/1006%20GCSE%20Full%20Course%20(Linear%20Specification)%20Grade%20Boundaries%20Home.pdf

Answered Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 19:31 by manga fan =D
Edited by manga fan =D on Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 19:33
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Roughly speaking you need about 30 -35 marks for a C, 50-55 for a B and 70 -75 for an A.. An A* comes in about 85-95 depending on the difficulty.  The first 15 questions usually contain enough marks to guarantee a C.

On this paper 6 was the total up to question 16 was 59, enough for a B usually.

Answered Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 22:40 by Arron Beckett
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well im an a/a* student judging from the past papers including hard ones you need to get 30 or 30 something to get a c out of 100 so overall 60 or 60 something is a c out of 200 for both papers for a c

good luck on friday

Answered Mon 6th June, 2011 @ 20:42 by Jatinder
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When you mean answer 15 questions right does that mean marks or actual whole questions?? ''/

Answered Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 19:04 by ParamoreMonster