# IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011

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1. IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
Greetings!
Does anyone know what the mark boundaries are for IB Mathematics Higher Level for 2011? If they have not been published yet, does anyone know when they will be published?

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2. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
I'm quoting this right off the Sevenoaks website:

Paper I:

7 - 79 to 120
6 - 65 to 78
5 - 50 to 64
4 - 36 to 49
3 - 26 to 35
2 - 13 to 25

Paper 2:

7 - 85 to 120
6 - 70 to 84
5 - 55 to 69
4 - 40 to 54
3 - 26 to 39
2 - 13 to 25

Paper 3 changes based on the options topic you took. For example, I wrote the Discrete Mathematics option and a 48/60 was needed for a 7 this year.
3. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
Here's the link to what he said above: http://www.sevenoaksschool.org/Websi...ies%202011.pdf
4. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
Darn, was searching through the Sevenoaks PDF, no boundaries for Series and Differential Equations option. Who'd of thought Sevenoaks students are too chicken for differential equations!
5. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
I have them here:

Paper 3 (Series)
1: 0 - 7
2: 8 - 15
3: 16-20
4 :21-25
5 :26-29
6: 30-34
7: 35-60
6. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
(Original post by Kareir)
I have them here:

Paper 3 (Series)
1: 0 - 7
2: 8 - 15
3: 16-20
4 :21-25
5 :26-29
6: 30-34
7: 35-60
Darn! That is so low compared to the other options. IB could do a better job setting options papers of equal difficulty.
7. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
But surely that says it's equally difficult to get a 35/60 in the series paper as it is to get, for example, 48/60 in the discrete one?
8. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
(Original post by Kareir)
But surely that says it's equally difficult to get a 35/60 in the series paper as it is to get, for example, 48/60 in the discrete one?
I think you misunderstood me. What I mean is it's far more difficult getting a 48/60 in the series paper as compared to scoring the same mark in the discrete one. Essentially, the level of difficulty in the series paper is far higher as compared to the discrete one (I'm not saying that it's easier to get a 7 in discrete or harder in series).
9. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
(Original post by rohitronaldo)
I think you misunderstood me. What I mean is it's far more difficult getting a 48/60 in the series paper as compared to scoring the same mark in the discrete one. Essentially, the level of difficulty in the series paper is far higher as compared to the discrete one (I'm not saying that it's easier to get a 7 in discrete or harder in series).
Surely it's fine because they balance the levels around it..?
10. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
(Original post by Blazara)
Surely it's fine because they balance the levels around it..?
That's what I would have said...

Additionally, just the way the topic is means it's difficult to match it to the same level.

And, no, they can't just remove it, because apparently it was implimented to provide an equivalent to the American pre-calc classes. Or so I hear.

_Kar.
11. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
(Original post by Blazara)
Surely it's fine because they balance the levels around it..?
Uhh ok forget my comments. All I am saying is that IB should set each of the options papers with similar difficulty so they have similar grade boundaries - not 35/60 for one and 48/60 for another.
That way you don't come out of a paper feeling like you did really well - only to get a 5 OR feel like you completely failed it - only to realize that you got a 7.
12. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
(Original post by rohitronaldo)
Uhh ok forget my comments. All I am saying is that IB should set each of the options papers with similar difficulty so they have similar grade boundaries - not 35/60 for one and 48/60 for another.
That way you don't come out of a paper feeling like you did really well - only to get a 5 OR feel like you completely failed it - only to realize that you got a 7.
In that case, please tell them to standardize the difficulty of everything in I.B. I came out of Hl Physics and Maths sure I'd failed, but came out of HL Hist and SL Chem feeling sure I'd done super well. I got 5s on all of them.
13. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
(Original post by rohitronaldo)
Uhh ok forget my comments. All I am saying is that IB should set each of the options papers with similar difficulty so they have similar grade boundaries - not 35/60 for one and 48/60 for another.
That way you don't come out of a paper feeling like you did really well - only to get a 5 OR feel like you completely failed it - only to realize that you got a 7.
So you want an exam paper that represses your own natural feelings after an examination?
14. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
Does anyone know the grade boundaries for the overall grade in higher level math? (stats preferably)
15. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
(Original post by dogmatichurricane)
I'm quoting this right off the Sevenoaks website:

Paper I:

7 - 79 to 120
6 - 65 to 78
5 - 50 to 64
4 - 36 to 49
3 - 26 to 35
2 - 13 to 25

Paper 2:

7 - 85 to 120
6 - 70 to 84
5 - 55 to 69
4 - 40 to 54
3 - 26 to 39
2 - 13 to 25

Paper 3 changes based on the options topic you took. For example, I wrote the Discrete Mathematics option and a 48/60 was needed for a 7 this year.
Sorry to bump an old thread, but were these the boundaries for Time Zone 2 (ie: UK)?
16. Re: IB Math Grade Boundaries 2011
(Original post by dogmatichurricane)
I'm quoting this right off the Sevenoaks website:

Paper I:

7 - 79 to 120
6 - 65 to 78
5 - 50 to 64
4 - 36 to 49
3 - 26 to 35
2 - 13 to 25

Paper 2:

7 - 85 to 120
6 - 70 to 84
5 - 55 to 69
4 - 40 to 54
3 - 26 to 39
2 - 13 to 25

Paper 3 changes based on the options topic you took. For example, I wrote the Discrete Mathematics option and a 48/60 was needed for a 7 this year.
Do you know the boundaries for a level 6 on Discrete?

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