I handed out a mail-merged letter to my year 11 class today, based on their performance in a maths mock exam we held a week ago. This is how it read:
Monday 2nd December,
In the maths mock exam that you took a week ago, you achieved B3, compared to C2 back in June. You were 1 mark away from getting B2. Well done!
In terms of the score out of 175, last week you got 90 compared to 62/175 in June. This is a change of 28 marks – if you repeat this at the next mock, you will achieve A3.
The next maths mock is on Tuesday 4th March approximately 50 maths lessons away. If you were to gain an extra 50 marks between now and the exam (roughly 1 mark per lesson), then you would get A1*.
Keep in mind that your target for the real maths GCSE exam next June is A3, so an extra 50 marks by March would be a very useful step.
Congratulations on your result this time round and, remember, there is a lot to do if you are going to meet your target. Let’s begin…
* Assuming the grade boundaries don’t change that is.
Text in bold is pulled from a spreadsheet.
We subdivide GCSE grades into 3, e.g. A*1, A*2, A*3, A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, etc.