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    (Original post by Divergent)
    No its not.
    People in my college have been granted predicted grades before for the same exam I couldn't sit.
    You get 5% if you sit it but your disadvantaged.
    When your in hospital, collapsed with 45% body burns and skin grafts I think it's slightly different and my exams officer agrees. She's had cases of similar incidents where the student has been granted an average grade.
    What measures do AQA take when predicting such grades?
    an automatic A grade doesn't feel right to me, a C or a B is perhaps a little more fair
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Right but then there is a flaw here, a U grade and A grade candidate both fall ill with an indentical condition, they call up AQA and they are both given A grades? I would say perhaps a C grade automated on those exams would be a little more evened out. This is my personal opinion though but it kinda defeats the purpose of an exam such that when you become ill your given grades.

    Are the predictions based off AS results?
    yea theyre based on as results, jan exam results and also your teachers send off a grade to the exam board of what they think you'll get in that exam, around may time. mine wouldnt tell me what she predicted me though
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    (Original post by needtosucceed=))
    could you check what full ums was in buss1, buss2 and buss4 please.
    I'd like to know this as well! BUSS2 was a dream paper hoping for 120
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    (Original post by Felix Felicis)
    53/75 for an A in geog :teeth: Dem boundaries :sexface:



    Found 'em

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/142071-...-june-2013.pdf
    :rofl:

    Why are they always so low... You'll probably get full UMS :lol:
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    (Original post by Hullo)
    Slightly lower for PHYA5 - A.
    50 for an A
    Thank you!



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    Oh my God...school just rang asking me to read my results on the radio...I said yes...HELP.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I skipped the pages, what have I missed?

    How are people feeling after boundaries?
    Ive only seen the OCR PE grade boundary so far but it made me feel very happy indeed!
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    (Original post by bunny96)
    Oh my gosh guys I just found this twitter:
    https://twitter.com/ALevelProblems

    It's really funny and it will cheer you up
    Haha yes. I would rep you, but I've run out :cool:.
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    reps to someone who links ocr grade boundaries
    cant find it

    edit: checking link ^
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    (Original post by James A)
    This.

    The system doesn't make sense sometimes :/
    It really doesn't. The sitting of the exam should reward your potential. If you cannot sit it then that is very unfortunate but I don't think predicting A2 grades based off AS grades is really fair. Besides with a medical condition like that the person could sit the exams the year after and still get substantial consideration from all unis. But I suppose I understand how that would be a drag.
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    (Original post by eelnais)
    Oh my God...school just rang asking me to read my results on the radio...I said yes...HELP.
    You can still back out of it if you want to - it's your results day, you can approach it any way you like.
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    please stop living under this delusion that AQA will give you a grade because quite frankly they won't, you need to sit the exam in order to get the grade, it wasn't your fault but the maximum you can get is 5% extra marks
    I've heard of people getting their predicted scores/average mark depending on the exam board if people are very ill and are unable to sit exams, provided uni's are informed in time by pertaining authorities.
    So er, that's wrong.
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    (Original post by ravishingrick69)
    reps to someone who links ocr grade boundaries
    cant find it
    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/142071-...-june-2013.pdf
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    (Original post by eelnais)
    Oh my God...school just rang asking me to read my results on the radio...I said yes...HELP.
    You've probs done well then, your school got your results today so they wouldnt make you read out U's

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    (Original post by theCreator)
    affect* *tut tut tut* a polygot making a grammatical error
    Have an effect* :mmm:
    (Original post by James A)
    This.

    The system doesn't make sense sometimes :/
    That's because that's not what happens... If you've gotten Us all round, you'll get a U.

    (Original post by HarryAlexSmith)
    Ive only seen the OCR PE grade boundary so far but it made me feel very happy indeed!
    That's good
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    (Original post by ravishingrick69)
    reps to someone who links ocr grade boundaries
    cant find it
    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/142071-...-june-2013.pdf
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    (Original post by eelnais)
    Oh my God...school just rang asking me to read my results on the radio...I said yes...HELP.
    Your results must have been good!
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    (Original post by nadster)
    I'd like to know this as well! BUSS2 was a dream paper hoping for 120
    I thought buss2 was okay, bit short on time though! buss1 are pretty good boundaries, 4marks less for an A than last june
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    anybody doing philosophy + ethics? just checked grade boundaries, seem a bit high lol
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Have an effect* :mmm:

    That's because that's not what happens... If you've gotten Us all round, you'll get a U.



    That's good
    No its a stupid system both could get an A at AS then one could get extremely lazy and then both fall ill in march. The system doesn't account for the little things
 
 
 
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