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    AQA English LITB3 and Spanish unit 3 have never been higher for an A*. Thanks AQA :/
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    (Original post by adimikatrendz)
    54/60 for an A in English lit! What the hell OCR X(
    Thats coursework isnt it?! hopefully!
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    Oh cheers
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    ISA boundaries have dropped for bio and increased for chem - 35 for an A!


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    (Original post by mylonelyangel)
    Thats coursework isnt it?! hopefully!
    That one's the exam, the one out of 40 is coursework.
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    (Original post by Gnome :))
    BIOL5 boundaries are significantly lower than last years, thank ****! That paper was horrendous!
    I still doubt I'll pass after that exam ..


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    64/100 for an A in F215 OCR Biology?! Woah!!


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    Have the Aqa empa grade boundaries been released?
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    (Original post by venenecinema)
    That one's the exam, the one out of 40 is coursework.
    coursework is 36/40 for an A, exam is 54/60, OCR have screwed over anyone who did english lit
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    Is there an edexcel link too?
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    Where is the ex edexcel. Grade boundries link. ???
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    can anyone upload the edexcel grade boundaries for june 2013. I cant seem to find it anywhere.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by No brainer1)
    can anyone upload the edexcel grade boundaries for june 2013. I cant seem to find it anywhere.

    Thanks
    because they are not out yet!
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    (Original post by Dslash)
    Why the hell is ocr chemistry f325 75 for an a?!
    I know, especially with the last question? Oh dear


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    I think edexcel has still not made it available.
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    (Original post by No brainer1)
    can anyone upload the edexcel grade boundaries for june 2013. I cant seem to find it anywhere.

    Thanks
    Up at midnight tonight according to their twitter feed
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    (Original post by Llewellyn)
    Thursday 15 August A-Level results day - Grade Boundaries

    TSR wishes the best of luck to all those collecting results. Many exam boards will release the UMS grade boundaries before they release your actual results. This thread will serve 2 functions; to provide quick links to the grade boundaries for each exam board when they are released and to ask and answer any questions relating to grade boundaries. But please read the FAQs before posting.

    We will aim to update this thread as soon as the grade boundaries are released. If you find any useful official links that have been made public but are not hyperlinked in this thread then please post in this thread, quoting a moderator so that the link can be added.

    Published grade boundaries
    • Edexcel
    • AQA
    • OCR
    • WJEC
    • CCEA


    Please visit the Results day discussion thread for general results discussion. For those of you in year 12 who have just collected your AS results, you can head over to AS-Levels: what next after results? If you would like to share your results and predictions then please visit the Post your results thread. For those of you who are disappointed, please visit the thread Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Advice here! for further guidance.

    FAQs

    What do the boundaries mean?
    The boundaries will show you the raw mark on a paper required to achieve a particular grade. For example, a particular Chemistry module may have a C grade boundary of 43/80 raw marks.

    What does each grade correspond to?
    Each grade follows the UMS system. So an E is 40%, a D is 50%, a C is 60%, a B is 70% and an A is 80%. This percentage reflects the proportion of marks available in that module. Some modules carry more marks than others.

    Why do grade boundaries change?
    Grade boundaries reflect the modular A Level system. In the interest of fairness, a particular level of performance on a paper should be awarded the same grade irregardless of the inferred difficulty of the paper. Therefore, grade boundaries will change accordingly, so that a fair comparison can be made. This is the basis for the uniform marking system (UMS) (see more here). Essentially, if a paper has a lot of challenging questions and a lot of candidates struggle, the grade boundaries will be lower; and vice versa.

    Why isn't there an A* boundary?
    Candidates cannot officially attain an A* grade in an A-Level module. An A* is only awarded for an entire A-Level if the candidate has achieved 80% overall and 90% average on A2 modules.

    But is there a 90% boundary?
    There is no official boundary. But you (or, if you ask nicely, someone else) can calculate it from the data.
    In the majority of cases, the 90% boundary is the A (80%) boundary + the difference between the the A (80%) and B (70%) boundaries. Accordingly, the 100% boundary is typically the A (80%) boundary + the difference between the A (80%) and the C (60%) boundaries.

    Example; An English paper is marked out of 100. An A is 75/100, a B is 65/100 and a C is 55/100. In this case, 90% is 75 + (75-65) = 85/100. And 100% is 75 + (75-55) = 95/100.

    Why is that only in the majority of cases?
    In some cases, most typically maths modules, the above system does not work. If the calculated 100% boundary (as shown above) is a mark that is greater than the maximum possible raw mark, then the %s are scaled linearly from the A Boundary to the 100% boundary.

    Example; a Maths exam is marked out of 75. An A is 67/75, a B is 62/75 and a C is 57/75. Notice here that an A (67) + the difference of A to C (67-57 =10) is 77. But the maximum possible mark is 75. So the normal scaling does not work.
    Instead, 100% becomes 75/75 (full marks). And 90% becomes halfway between the A and full marks (71/75).

    I am just below a grade boundary - what should I do?
    Firstly, note that your grades in individual modules are not that important. What is most important is your overall grade in an A-Level. You can get an A overall in a subject even if a few of your modules are Bs or even Cs - so concentrate on the hollistic grade.
    If you are desperate for a better grade, or feel that your grade is unexpectedly low then you may want to contact your teacher for a remark. See the thread Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Advice here! for further advice.
    OCR Grade Boundaries are out at

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/142072-...-june-2013.pdf
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    (Original post by dan94adibi)
    Is there an edexcel link too?
    Up at midnight tonight according to their twitter feed
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    I don't know whether to be happy or crying because OCR HAVE PUT THE GRADE BOUNDARIES DOWN SINCE JAN!!!!!! OCR G542 Psychology is low, OCR G156 and G155 Contract Law an Special Studies are also very low! Omg i don't know what to do now! Like is this good news or bad news for me


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    (Original post by Llewellyn)
    Thursday 15 August A-Level results day - Grade Boundaries

    TSR wishes the best of luck to all those collecting results. Many exam boards will release the UMS grade boundaries before they release your actual results. This thread will serve 2 functions; to provide quick links to the grade boundaries for each exam board when they are released and to ask and answer any questions relating to grade boundaries. But please read the FAQs before posting.

    We will aim to update this thread as soon as the grade boundaries are released. If you find any useful official links that have been made public but are not hyperlinked in this thread then please post in this thread, quoting a moderator so that the link can be added.

    Published grade boundaries
    • Edexcel
    • AQA
    • OCR
    • WJEC
    • CCEA


    Please visit the Results day discussion thread for general results discussion. For those of you in year 12 who have just collected your AS results, you can head over to AS-Levels: what next after results? If you would like to share your results and predictions then please visit the Post your results thread. For those of you who are disappointed, please visit the thread Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Advice here! for further guidance.

    FAQs

    What do the boundaries mean?
    The boundaries will show you the raw mark on a paper required to achieve a particular grade. For example, a particular Chemistry module may have a C grade boundary of 43/80 raw marks.

    What does each grade correspond to?
    Each grade follows the UMS system. So an E is 40%, a D is 50%, a C is 60%, a B is 70% and an A is 80%. This percentage reflects the proportion of marks available in that module. Some modules carry more marks than others.

    Why do grade boundaries change?
    Grade boundaries reflect the modular A Level system. In the interest of fairness, a particular level of performance on a paper should be awarded the same grade irregardless of the inferred difficulty of the paper. Therefore, grade boundaries will change accordingly, so that a fair comparison can be made. This is the basis for the uniform marking system (UMS) (see more here). Essentially, if a paper has a lot of challenging questions and a lot of candidates struggle, the grade boundaries will be lower; and vice versa.

    Why isn't there an A* boundary?
    Candidates cannot officially attain an A* grade in an A-Level module. An A* is only awarded for an entire A-Level if the candidate has achieved 80% overall and 90% average on A2 modules.

    But is there a 90% boundary?
    There is no official boundary. But you (or, if you ask nicely, someone else) can calculate it from the data.
    In the majority of cases, the 90% boundary is the A (80%) boundary + the difference between the the A (80%) and B (70%) boundaries. Accordingly, the 100% boundary is typically the A (80%) boundary + the difference between the A (80%) and the C (60%) boundaries.

    Example; An English paper is marked out of 100. An A is 75/100, a B is 65/100 and a C is 55/100. In this case, 90% is 75 + (75-65) = 85/100. And 100% is 75 + (75-55) = 95/100.

    Why is that only in the majority of cases?
    In some cases, most typically maths modules, the above system does not work. If the calculated 100% boundary (as shown above) is a mark that is greater than the maximum possible raw mark, then the %s are scaled linearly from the A Boundary to the 100% boundary.

    Example; a Maths exam is marked out of 75. An A is 67/75, a B is 62/75 and a C is 57/75. Notice here that an A (67) + the difference of A to C (67-57 =10) is 77. But the maximum possible mark is 75. So the normal scaling does not work.
    Instead, 100% becomes 75/75 (full marks). And 90% becomes halfway between the A and full marks (71/75).

    I am just below a grade boundary - what should I do?
    Firstly, note that your grades in individual modules are not that important. What is most important is your overall grade in an A-Level. You can get an A overall in a subject even if a few of your modules are Bs or even Cs - so concentrate on the hollistic grade.
    If you are desperate for a better grade, or feel that your grade is unexpectedly low then you may want to contact your teacher for a remark. See the thread Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Advice here! for further advice.
    OCR Grade Boundaries are out at

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/ocr-for/exams-...ts-statistics/
 
 
 
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