Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

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

    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Futuristicmedic)
    90/120 for an A in F335 may as well jump off a bridge


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I know right!!! They jumped a grade boundary in Jan F334 as well, it used to be low 60's was an A, then it jumped to 71 being an A. And now they have done it again, my heart sank. For F335 for all my past papers to get an A it was low 80's, now its jumped to 90/120 and a low 80 is barley scraping a B!!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AmyLH)
    That was to be expected though? :confused:
    True, but it is still utterly ridiculous!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Divergent)
    Anyone?

    Where's the nifty UMS convertor on here?

    I'm freaking outtt...
    Aqa http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums

    only a2 exams have been put up for June 13
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Fas)
    haha what the **** ! did you get it remarked ?

    haha i hope so yeah i know right , went there on an Open Day and it was really nice , plus one of the students there said you get fibre-optic broadband there so i was like ' :cool::cool::cool::cool:' you'll have bossed it mate ! yeah same , i could end up with BBBB at worst case scenario in which case i'll be really dissapointed.

    erm , UCL , York are my other two options , not thought of a 5th yet where abouts you thinking of applying ?
    Nope I didn't. My teacher told me that once we get the paper back we couldn't remark. :confused:

    Oh I didn't know that, but I'm not complaining . Mm true, I seriously hope that everyone is pleased on Results day; I hate it when you've done really well and your friends are disappointed or your friends have done really well and you haven't. Plus I can see the stress that many Year 13s are going through and they've put so much effort into getting their offers. I think they deserve to get the grades.

    Oh wow! I'm deffo applying to Notts and Keele. Then maybe Manchester, Imperial or Southampton. But lately I've been considering a gap year as well. Hopefully Results day will give me a better idea.
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    :ahee:

    I'm looking at aqa boundaries now, then OCR.
    Very nice, well all will be revealed tomorrow
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Why do CCEA never change their grade boundaries?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    The Salters Chemistry boundaries are absolutely absurd!! They've jumped a lot. Oh **** you salters, really **** you
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    PS Reviewer
    (Original post by rm.xo)
    Aqa http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums

    only a2 exams have been put up for June 13
    AS you mean
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Jlane5000)
    I know right!!! They jumped a grade boundary in Jan F334 as well, it used to be low 60's was an A, then it jumped to 71 being an A. And now they have done it again, my heart sank. For F335 for all my past papers to get an A it was low 80's, now its jumped to 90/120 and a low 80 is barley scraping a B!!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
    I'm just in despair now. How on earth did that paper merit 90/120 for an A? This has to be politically motivated; how else can they justify a rise in boundaries for 3 successive exam seasons?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Hi, I have a question:

    Is it possible for you to apply for a course via clearing at a university which you have missed the offer for another course?

    I.e: you have the grades for the course which is in clearing for that university but you have missed the offer for the other course which you originally applied for and got an offer though but you missed the offer.

    Thanks
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    c4 edexcel I am right in seeing 68 for 90 UMS
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by abzy1234)
    The Salters Chemistry boundaries are absolutely absurd!! They've jumped a lot. Oh **** you salters, really **** you
    The OCR A ones are terrible as well
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    (Original post by Lorem Ipsum)
    I had to convince myself not to aim for A*s during this thing, because in January I thought 'I'm going to get 90%< in this Geography exam' and I just bottled it because I expected to do too much. I retook that Geography exam to get an A in it, but if I get any A*s it'll be a great surprise .

    What are your firm and insurance? My firm is Edinburgh, and Insurance is Nottingham (AAB).
    Fair enough, I did the opposite as I've pretty much banked on 2 A*'s for Maths and Further Maths so I told all my peers I would be disappointed if I only got A's in them, they weren't very happy when I said that but everyone has different expectations and capabilities and mine were to easily get 2 A*'s and maybe even a third but I've lost 1 of my A*'s by a few marks it seems Oh well and my firm is Warwick and Insurance is Nottingham for A*AB which I'm 99.99% certain I've got I hope you get into your firm
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by chloels)
    Both my firm and my insurance is for Cardiff university, normally on my profile it shows the details for my firm and underneath it shows the details for my insurance. However, I just logged in and it now only shows the details for my firm, omg I hope this is a good sign!!
    Are you talking about your ucas track profile?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Guys how many ums for a b in ocr AS chemistry?!


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by bunny96)
    The OCR A ones are terrible as well
    How were the papers like? I'm just so worried now that'll I miss my grades for chemistry. I mean what does it say of the exam body if they always raise the boundaries? Do they not have consistency? I really didn't feel that the exams were getting easier as well
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Say you have 2 units for A2 right?
    So the A* boundaries for the papers have been released.

    For an A* can I get an A and an A* (to give an A* avergae) or would it have to be BOTH A*s?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by abzy1234)
    I'm just in despair now. How on earth did that paper merit 90/120 for an A? This has to be politically motivated; how else can they justify a rise in boundaries for 3 successive exam seasons?
    100% political!! since they are scrapping jan exams we are the first year who cannot retake f335 in jan, so my teacher was convinced they would be a little kinder with the grade boundaries, but alas
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ayesharaja)
    Guys how many ums for a b in ocr AS chemistry?!


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    As far as I know it's like the same for nearly all subjects, 240/300 for an A and 210/300 for a B
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    I feel like throwing up. F325 boundaries are way higher than I expected :cry:
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What's your favourite Christmas sweets?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.