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OCR Latin Grade Boundaries - A*

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    I have looked everywhere - does anyone know what an A* is out of 200?
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    normally- generally speacking grade boundaries are 10% but im not entirely sure
    so if you use 10% it would be 180
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    Normally, the A*is 87%
    I'll be lucky if i get a B lmao
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    grade boundary is 87%

    if you go to the OCR website you can look at the mark scheme, A* is 173/200
    However it's slightly different depending on what papers you do

    for me I did Language 1, Virgil (Verse Literature) Language 2 (basically a harder language paper) and Prose Literature (Druids and Boudicca)

    1952/21, 22, 23, 24

    With other combinations it can vary, just check out the website
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    (Original post by McKholin)
    grade boundary is 87%

    if you go to the OCR website you can look at the mark scheme, A* is 173/200
    However it's slightly different depending on what papers you do

    for me I did Language 1, Virgil (Verse Literature) Language 2 (basically a harder language paper) and Prose Literature (Druids and Boudicca)

    1952/21, 22, 23, 24

    With other combinations it can vary, just check out the website
    Is the A* boundary lower for the literature papers because I don't think I did very well in the prose and verse?
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    87%? Ha- I'll be lucky to get a C then.
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    Yeah just check the website.

    I do 21/2/4&5 not 23....were told its about 85% + or - 1/2%...so about 170/200.
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    It seems ridiculous that its that high. Is it because generally latin stduents are high-achivers (or public school kids that have been studying latin since they were zygotes)? Or is that a stupid assumption to make?
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    (Original post by surfait)
    It seems ridiculous that its that high. Is it because generally latin stduents are high-achivers (or public school kids that have been studying latin since they were zygotes)? Or is that a stupid assumption to make?
    Yup, that's exactly it sadly :eek3:
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    (Original post by surfait)
    It seems ridiculous that its that high. Is it because generally latin stduents are high-achivers (or public school kids that have been studying latin since they were zygotes)? Or is that a stupid assumption to make?
    Yeah lol thats pretty much right.

    However, even at these grade boundaries 40%+ of applicants get an A*

    Plus, the mark scheme is very nice eg allowing pretty much everything for background, the very kind language score system...
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    (Original post by Bakerbaker)
    Yeah lol thats pretty much right.

    However, even at these grade boundaries 40%+ of applicants get an A*

    Plus, the mark scheme is very nice eg allowing pretty much everything for background, the very kind language score system...
    40%+... :eek:

    No one in our school has ever got an A* since it was even introduced. But saying that there was only 6 of us taking it this year and it's a fairly ****** school.

    Still sort of hoping for a B/A though...
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    (Original post by surfait)
    40%+... :eek:

    No one in our school has ever got an A* since it was even introduced. But saying that there was only 6 of us taking it this year and it's a fairly ****** school.

    Still sort of hoping for a B/A though...
    Yeah its a lot - its 70 odd that get As and above.

    My school doesnt get anywhere near that but gets a few *s....unlike most its not private.

    For an A you need 75% ish i believe so you should have a good chance

    Hopefully ill get * but doubt it, some of the virgil, 1 q on background and some language was bad.
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    I ran out of time on the Prose and the Language could have gone a lot better. The Virgil went splendidly though. I'm hoping I'll get an A - I'd be overjoyed with that - don't think it's gonna happen sadly.
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    It varies from year to year anywhere between 170-180/200 depending on the difficulty of paper, how people did etc.
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    Mhm. Funnily enough I was really happy with the Prose and Literature, but they were my strongest two. Language was mediocre (fell for that 'veho' trap like a lot of people), and Roman Life was abysmal, bordering on laughable. the humilation of that exam was only made bearable by the thought that I would never have to do Latin again.

    Ha, oh well. Only the 27th of August will tell. Still wish I'd done R.E. instead though. :rolleyes:
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    Why does the OCR website not show the boundaries for each paper needed to get an A*? It only shows the A grade mark

    E.g. for paper 1 it shows 45/60 as an A but no A* threshold mark.

    Im officially doomed if the A* is 87%.

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