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1. (Original post by Joel5001)
People who did edexcel iGCSE maths 3H and 4H:

The grade boundaries say the max mark is 100, but we did 2 papers, which were each 100 marks, so surely the max mark should be 200?

Can someone please explain how this works to me, or tell me if I'm just being stupid.

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they take an average...its the same for the IGCSE Further maths spec
2. (Original post by ryanb97)
they take an average...its the same for the IGCSE Further maths spec
Thanks for clearing that up

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3. Do the wjec grade boundaries get release midnight or tomorrow morning?
4. Well this is encouraging http://www.theguardian.com/education...st-gcse-grades
5. (Original post by ryanb97)
they take an average...its the same for the IGCSE Further maths spec
But then why is it that on the regular GCSE grade boundaries (not iGCSE), it says max mark 200 under Mathematics A. Unless each of their papers were out of 200, which I doubt.

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6. (Original post by Joel5001)
People who did edexcel iGCSE maths 3H and 4H:

The grade boundaries say the max mark is 100, but we did 2 papers, which were each 100 marks, so surely the max mark should be 200?

Can someone please explain how this works to me, or tell me if I'm just being stupid.

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They do an average of the 2. You'd have a total mark of 200 which is then just divided by 2 (to get a percentage). So for an A*, you'd need 79*2 which is 158/200.
7. (Original post by Joel5001)
But then why is it that on the regular GCSE grade boundaries (not iGCSE), it says max mark 200 under Mathematics A. Unless each of their papers were out of 200, which I doubt.

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Max 200.
2 Papers
Therefore 1 paper is out of 100 marks.

Either that, or that is in UMS.
8. (Original post by Joel5001)
But then why is it that on the regular GCSE grade boundaries (not iGCSE), it says max mark 200 under Mathematics A. Unless each of their papers were out of 200, which I doubt.

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Me no no ?
I did TKAM and The Crucible

I'm not too worried- they were what I expected. I really hope I've done well enough for an A!
I did TKAM and The crucible too - what unit numbers were these?! I haven't seen the boundaries from them yet. It was horrific!
10. (Original post by letthesunshine)
Not sure if this is any different for different exam boards, but when people resat the early maths that we did, the highest grade counts. Basically, you get qualification certificates for both exams. so you can pick which grade (obviously the highest) you want to use on CV's/ applications etc. Good luck tomorrow!

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(Original post by Caribbeantwist)
That would be because your school didnT cash in the early grade so when you resit it, if you got higher they would cash the higher one in instead. You don't get two qualifications though (I was in this position with my eng Lang)

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Thanks everyone

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11. (Original post by aasvogel)
I looked at courses that offered either Maths with French or Maths with Extended Studies in Europe (i.e, studying Maths in France if you choose) and a lot of the top unis offer one or the other:

UCL
Durham
Bath
Bristol
Imperial

Then if I choose to stay in Ireland, QUB and Trinity College Dublin both offer it!
sounds good but i wanted to do maths and modern forign languages so you can do maths and then spanish adn french and then you can choose more and they teach you from scratch up to a level level x
12. (Original post by alexgr97)
They do an average of the 2. You'd have a total mark of 200 which is then just divided by 2 (to get a percentage). So for an A*, you'd need 79*2 which is 158/200.
Thanks. But on the regular GCSE grade boundaries (not iGCSE), the max mark is 200.

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13. can anyone see the ocr grade boundries cant find them....
14. (Original post by Icesk8ing97)
can anyone see the ocr grade boundries cant find them....
http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/142071-...-june-2013.pdf it starts on page 32
15. Im soooo happy 55 for an A in the English Language exam and i exactly got 55
16. omg, ocr twenty first century science module b3,c3,p3 you need 40/60 to get an a* i was worried i messed up so it was harder....slightly more releived but still think i got a d or something and i take triple....
17. (Original post by Darnell LD97)
Im soooo happy 55 for an A in the English Language exam and i exactly got 55
how do you know your result?
18. Hi, AQA grade boundaries for Biology unit 3 are quite low ( 36/60=A* and 30/60=A) i studied edexcel for my sciences and the grade boundries for edexcel biology unit 3 are 51/60 for A* and 48/60 for an A. Why do the two exam board differ so much?
19. (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
Predictions so far...

Art: A
Statistics: A*
Biology, Chemistry and Physics: A*
RS: A (A* boundaries are so damn high)

The rest are WJEC
They're quality. What do you mean the rest are wjec?

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