Exam Papers - marking system

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jilt
jilt Registered Posts: 2,903 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
Now this may seem a stupid question, and yes Steve I Know there is no such thing, but, take the DFS paper, I beleive its weighting is 70% part 1 and 30% part 2. So say there's a 100 marks available and to pass you needed 80, would that mean that you'd need to score 56 marks in section 1 and 24 marks in scetion 2, and if 2 tasks in section 2 would you have to score a minimum in each task to pass?

For example I've just done a practice exam from BPP revision book, and while I was happy with section 1 section 2 wasn't as good. Section 2 had 2 tasks and I would say 2.1 comprised of 65-70% of that section. In task 2.1 I did ok, got all the ratio formulae and calculations correct and in the report I had to do I only missed a bit of info according to the answers, but I scored very little in 2.2. Would I therefore have failed that section?

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  • iss072
    iss072 Registered Posts: 12 New contributor 🐸
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    How does the marking system work for pev?
  • princess
    princess Registered Posts: 80 Regular contributor ⭐
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    iss072 wrote: »
    How does the marking system work for pev?

    yes, how does it work for pev???
  • SandyHood
    SandyHood Registered, Moderator Posts: 2,034 mod
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    We don't know, but now the tasks all have time allocated that basically tells us how many marks are allocated.
    Typically you would have to get 75-80% right in a section
    So if 90 minutes are allocated to section 1, try to think of it as 90 marks and look at getting 68 to 72 out of 90 in the section.
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  • jilt
    jilt Registered Posts: 2,903 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    SandyHood wrote: »
    We don't know, but now the tasks all have time allocated that basically tells us how many marks are allocated.
    Typically you would have to get 75-80% right in a section
    So if 90 minutes are allocated to section 1, try to think of it as 90 marks and look at getting 68 to 72 out of 90 in the section.

    So for example if I got 68 marks in section 1 but got a question worth say 10 marks completey wrong, would I still pass or would I have to show competence in every area tested in the section?
  • SandyHood
    SandyHood Registered, Moderator Posts: 2,034 mod
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    It is possible to get 0 for a task so long as the section total is over the passmark
    Sandy
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  • jilt
    jilt Registered Posts: 2,903 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Thanks Sandy, don't worry I am making sure I go through everything but there's such a lot to take in so it's useful to know that.
  • iss072
    iss072 Registered Posts: 12 New contributor 🐸
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    Thanks for the info. I think its section 2 that's that I most worried about!!
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