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15 August 2013 A-Level results: Discussion thread - results day is here! Watch

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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    OCR chemistry has some insanely high boundaries; at my school everyone who took Chem in Jan came out of the exam saying they smashed it, easy A etc... but only 3 people in the year ended up with an A.
    Yeah, the Jan exam had ridiculously high grade boundaries if they did it the normal way round, I'm really hoping that exam is lower this time because I had such a good chance of getting an A* and then I blew it with that exam in June because I did so many stupid mistakes. (if that made any sense)
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    (Original post by qr95)
    Iv decided to listen to Jackson 5 ABC- id be happy if I get ABC
    ABC
    Easy as 123


    No it's not :whip:
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    (Original post by mycollege)
    how do u know?????
    He's from the future.
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    Come on Edexcel, nice low boundaries please...

    When do the boards release boundaries and statistics?
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    (Original post by Lord Frieza)
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    My sentiments exactly :holmes:
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    (Original post by ScarlettFierce)
    I just hope I get enough sleep the day before as I will be driving around all day Thursday.

    Also, I've been asked by my college to open my results in front of the news... Umm... No thanks


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    Mine asked me this aswell! It took all my strength to not cuss them out.


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    (Original post by zyxwvuts)
    How do you figure that? Any proof?
    (I take edexcel by the way, just curious)

    My school used to be on OCR, however the head of year changed it in 2010, which meant that I was doing Edexcel Chem instead, so my teachers knew best about the challenges of both boards and they said that OCR was hard, but not as hard as Edexcel, where the exam questions are very experimental based, making it tougher. I would have liked to have done OCR to see what it was like.

    (Original post by Bobby2)
    I don't understand why some exam boards are harder than others surely it's unfair if people have to do exams with the 'harder' exam boards
    Same, I feel sorry for the people that do MEI maths They have the hardest questions!
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    Edexcel:

    C3

    A 50
    B 43
    C 36
    D 30
    E 24

    C4

    A 61
    B 53
    C 46
    D 39
    E 32
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    (Original post by James A)
    Same, I feel sorry for the people that do MEI maths They have the hardest questions!
    My college is with MEI and Salters :erm:
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    Arsey has edexcel boundaries!!
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    Just a quick question, what time does UCAS normally update on results day morning? I've heard from some that it's 4am, others that it's 12; I want to see my status alone in calmness without family crowding around which they seem intent to do :mad:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Edexcel:

    C3

    A 50
    B 43
    C 36
    D 30
    E 24

    C4

    A 61
    B 53
    C 46
    D 39
    E 32
    This official?

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    (Original post by UnvesedSplash)
    loving the song suggestions keep them coming
    Army of Me - Bjork ft. Skunk Anansie
    Probably not everyone's cup of tea but I think it's quite badass I think the lyrics are quite fitting too I can imagine everything around me blowing up as I walk in slow motion to the table where the results are
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    (Original post by Gray Wolf)
    They scale results up and down depending on the difficulty of the exam. I think every year top 20% get A top 10% get A* and so on.
    It is sclaed to how hard the exam is, but this isn't neccesarily linked to giving the 90th percentile A* etc. If so, how would the proprotion of people passing a proportion getting As ever increase like it does every year (bar last)?
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    (Original post by mycollege)
    how do u know?????
    Arsey said them, 50 for an A and 64 for full
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    (Original post by qr95)
    This official?

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    I've checked, they are
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    Edexcel biology and chemistry boundaries please?
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    (Original post by ElChapo)
    Looks like everyone is amazing at it too? I feel like a simpleton just hoping for an A in maths
    I know right!? Trust me, if you end up achieving an A in Maths, you should be nothing but proud of yourself because I think that's an excellent achievement. Some people could not even gain an A in GCSE maths never mind A level Maths! You shouldn't feel like a simpleton at all buddy Just out of interest are you aiming to study maths at uni? if not what is your chosen course?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Edexcel:

    C3

    A 50
    B 43
    C 36
    D 30
    E 24

    C4

    A 61
    B 53
    C 46
    D 39
    E 32
    Is that a prediction or real?
 
 
 
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