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    Seriously stop whining you haven't even got your results yet.
    When I was in year 10 and did early exams I didn't have any choice in the matter, the teachers decide. Not year 10s fault if they work hard to do well.
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    (Original post by lucabrasi98)
    Looks like someone didn't see A level maths boundaries
    They are rarely the same most the time.
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    It's embarrassing that the year 10s are smarter than you
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    (Original post by Starlight15)
    It's embarrassing that the year 10s are smarter than you

    Not all of them....
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    Schools trying to get the well and ready Year 10's in for this year as they have all the resources for this spec like past papers and all that jazz but this pushes down on Year 11 border line students!

    They should have just waited till Year 11 as the mark scheme will be better adjusted for the first year on the New specification.
    Exam boards are trying to remove the borderline students. They only want to give an A* to those who have produced a reasonable amount of work at A* standard. I have heard many complaints about the setting of A* in Edexcel Maths. However, the new boundary means that those who get an A* can do A* maths. Take 2015 for example, you cannot say that 45 marks of the 200 was solely A*, can you? I am aware that standard deviation must be considered and the A* boundary set below this, however, breakdowns will most likely suggest that the average A* candidate got a mark in the 180s.
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    Made a .Gov petition as Ofqual is part of the government.
    No use, all grades have been assigned and statistics created. A petition didn't change the grade boundaries for one paper with a hard 1 mark question, instead increased them.
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    (Original post by ad4m)
    No use, all grades have been assigned and statistics created. A petition didn't change the grade boundaries for one paper with a hard 1 mark question, instead increased them.
    It's worth a damn shot, High grade year 10's unbalance things for Year 11 border line students making things harder for this group mostly.
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    It's worth a damn shot, High grade year 10's unbalance things for Year 11 border line students making things harder for this group mostly.
    It's not the year 10s that made the GB high - it is the borderline students. Exam boards do not want to give borderline students a grade A* if they only got the marks for one A* question.
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    SIGN THIS PETITION TO INFORM OFQUAL
    (GOV DEPARTMENT) YEAR 10 AND BELOW'S GRADED PAPERS SHOULD BE REVOKED AND THEN HAVE GRADE BOUNDARIES REMADE FOR YEAR 11 ONLY!:
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petit...sdTVI35Wc0onJH
    You do know there is literally nothing that can be done at this point? The grade boundaries are final, and that's that. Anyway, that would be unfair for those entered early, it's not their fault as I stated earlier.
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    (Original post by ad4m)
    It's not the year 10s that made the GB high - it is the borderline students. Exam boards do not want to give borderline students a grade A* if they only got the marks for one A* question.
    But I hear they take average scores and calculate grade boundaries from that.

    So having A / A* Year 10's sitting papers won't be helping the grade boundaries for borderline students.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    You do know there is literally nothing that can be done at this point? The grade boundaries are final, and that's that. Anyway, that would be unfair for those entered early, it's not their fault as I stated earlier.
    Sure it's there fault. They are working hard in a exam they most likely get to do again in Year 11 and all they do is push things up for the current year 11 in turn making it harder for borderline students.

    If there result's got voided then grade boundaries would fall due to less A/A* students sitting papers. A lot of school's place D/C student's on higher papers as the score needed tends to be less but competition from high graded Year 10's makes things harder on higher!
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    But I hear they take average scores and calculate grade boundaries from that.

    So having A / A* Year 10's sitting papers won't be helping the grade boundaries for borderline students.
    Average score for A* will be around 180 this year. People with a mark more than 10 marks lower than that simply shouldn't deserve it. Borderline people just haven't been lucky this year.
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    No, no, no. They weren't allowed to early enter us for Maths because we asked and they said it wasn't possible. So, quit your whining and deal with the high boundaries: they're not even that high. You can get an A* by dropping like 30 marks....
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    (Original post by danielwinstanley)
    No, no, no. They weren't allowed to early enter us for Maths because we asked and they said it wasn't possible. So, quit your whining and deal with the high boundaries: they're not even that high. You can get an A* by dropping like 30 marks....
    Funny, my maths teacher informed me of the potential of schools actually entering early. Could have been the exam board that rejected the decisions.
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    Sure it's there fault. They are working hard in a exam they most likely get to do again in Year 11 and all they do is push things up for the current year 11 in turn making it harder for borderline students.

    If there result's got voided then grade boundaries would fall due to less A/A* students sitting papers. A lot of school's place D/C student's on higher papers as the score needed tends to be less but competition from high graded Year 10's makes things harder on higher!
    So, it's their fault for working hard? I seriously don't get what you're trying to say.

    The grade boundaries cannot/will not be changed, they have been decided for a while now, and are 100% final.
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    Funny, my maths teacher informed me of the potential of schools actually entering early. Could have been the exam board that rejected the decisions.
    Teachers have told me that early entry could be possible, but would not count and those in year 10 would need to sit 9-1 anyway so no point.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    So, it's their fault for working hard? I seriously don't get what you're trying to say.

    The grade boundaries cannot/will not be changed, they have been decided for a while now, and are 100% final.
    Well they can do it at Year 11 like most students. They should be waiting until there year gets to do the exams rather than jumping the gun and pushing grade boundaries up in Year 10 for Year 11's....
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    (Original post by ad4m)
    Teachers have told me that early entry could be possible, but would not count and those in year 10 would need to sit 9-1 anyway so no point.
    It might not count towards a student's grade but it could be contributed to grade boundaries.
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    It might not count towards a student's grade but it could be contributed to grade boundaries.
    Grade boundaries are set and nothing can be done to change it. They have been set where they are for a reason.
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    You literally make no sense
 
 
 
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