Final exam grade calculation

The final exam grade is equal to 100% times the required grade, minus 100% minus the final exam weight (w) times the current grade (g), divided by the final exam weight (w):

Final exam grade =

= ( 100%×required grade – (100% – w)×current grade ) / w

Example

Current grade is 70% (or C-).

Final exam weight is 50%.

Required grade is 80% (or B-).

Calculation

The final exam grade is equal to 100% times the required grade, minus 100% minus the final exam weight (w) times the current grade (g), divided by the final exam weight (w):

Final exam grade =

= ( 100%×required grade – (100% – w)×current grade ) / w

= ( 100%×80% – (100% – 50%)×70% ) / 50% = 90%

So the final exam grade should be 90% (or A-).