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March 06, 2021, 06:56:26 pm

Author Topic: Is an A+ actually required for a 40?  (Read 455 times)  Share 

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Coolgalbornin03Lo

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Is an A+ actually required for a 40?
« on: October 28, 2020, 04:06:43 pm »
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I know somebody who got either:

A,A+, B

Or

A+, A, B

I canít remember the grades for each unit but they DEFINITLEY got a B in the exam and still got a 40 in biology? What does that mean for everything that says a (strong) A or A+ is required for a 40+?

P.S these are this persons letter grades on the VCAA website NOT raw school SACs.

EDIT: I mean A+ in exams/SACs like either or.
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Re: Is an A+ actually required for a 40?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 05:22:20 pm »
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I would be very surprised if someone got a B on the exam and got a 40 (adding to this the possibility that they didn't have A+ A+ sacs makes it even more unlikely). A high B on last years exam was equivalent to a study score below 35 (more likely in the 32-34 range).

However, it is possible to get a 40 without an A+. If someone has A+ A+ A and the two A+'s for sacs are very high A+s (e.g. 99-100) and their A on the exam is a very high A it is quite plausible for them to get a low 40s study score.

Scoring an A+ on the exam and having A's for sacs is also very possible given the exam is worth 60% and if someone scores a high A+ they can afford to have lower sacs for a 40.

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Re: Is an A+ actually required for a 40?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 04:11:11 pm »
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yes it is possible! i got A+, A+, A for English and received a 41 (according to statement of marks, U3: 95/100, U4: 69/70, EXAM: 44/60)
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Re: Is an A+ actually required for a 40?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 09:47:42 pm »
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Hey sorry if this is obvious but what scores ARE A+, A, B+ etc i was hoping to apply for Melbourne uni extension but I have never used the letter grading system and online answers vary. It A+ top 5% of students or like 95-100?