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    Does anyone know approximate grade boundaries for AQA English Language papers. What raw mark should you be aiming for, for say a 8/9. English usually has relatively low percentage grade boundaries? Does this seem about right: 7- 56/80, 8- 62/80, 9- 68/80. I know it's hard to predict grade boundaries especially with a new spec, but does that seem right?

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    (Original post by BobBobson)
    Does anyone know approximate grade boundaries for AQA English Language papers. What raw mark should you be aiming for, for say a 8/9. English usually has relatively low percentage grade boundaries? Does this seem about right: 7- 56/80, 8- 62/80, 9- 68/80. I know it's hard to predict grade boundaries especially with a new spec, but does that seem right?

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    Far too high, an A* on the current spec was 55/80 (50/80 for an A, 45 for a B, 40 for a C) this year and a few marks higher last year (57/80 for an A*, 51 for an A, 45 for a B etc.). I wouldn't think that Lang grade boundaries will take that much of a hit, it's mainly Lit that has got harder with the reforms.

    I honestly have no idea what to aim for, although I intend to smash the creative writing sections, since they are easy marks.
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    (Original post by ArkhamAsylum_)
    Hey
    Is anyone doing ocr b triple science?
    If yes have you done the osmosis bio controlled assessment??
    Yep, I am. We did the osmosis coursework at the end of last year in Biology, we did the thermistor coursework for Physics at the end of last year, and now I'm just starting the rhubarb one for Chemistry
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    hi i find the new maths and english spec really hard tbh
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    (Original post by Zxrxh)
    hi i find the new maths and english spec really hard tbh
    Is there any specific aspect that you're finding particularly difficult? (ie. wording, question layout, etc.)
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    is there any specific aspect that you're finding particularly difficult? (ie. Wording, question layout, etc.)

    the wording questions can get very confusing sometimes and i find them the hardest to understand
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    (Original post by Zxrxh)
    the wording questions can get very confusing sometimes and i find them the hardest to understand
    Can you give me an example?
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    Can somebody help me out with this Maths question?

    Edith is building towers out of cubes. Edith uses 1 cube to build tower 1. Edith uses 6 cubes to build tower 2. There are five cubes on the bottom layer. Write down the total number of cubes in tower 3.

    I know the answer is 19 - but how? Thanks in advance!
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    That is a really stupid question. It never suggests any relationship between the towers let alone say the pattern.

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    (Original post by BobBobson)
    That is a really stupid question. It never suggests any relationship between the towers let alone say the pattern.

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    It is confusing me so much... I got the question from this paper. It's question 7. http://2fv5d843v9w22sxtto1ibxtu.wpen...-SOLUTIONS.pdf
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    Hi! I'm Charlie

    - What are your hobbies and interests?
    I do volunteering and attend debate and public speaking clubs. I like animals and I love chemistry.

    - What subjects are you taking and with what exam board?
    English Lit - AQA (Want a 7)
    English Lang - AQA (Want a 7)
    Chemistry - AQA (Want an A*)
    Biology - AQA (Want an A*)
    Geography - AQA A (Want an A*)
    French - WJEC (Want an A)
    Maths - Edexcel (Want a 9)
    Cambridge Nationals ICT - OCR (Want a Distinc*)

    -What subjects have you already taken and received results in?
    Physics - AQA (A*)
    ECDL (Distinc*)

    -Do you think you're ready for Year 11 and the new GCSEs?Going to be hard but I think preparation is key. Mainly worried about English Lit & Lang.

    -What's your favourite subject(s)?
    Chemistry and Maths

    -What's your dream career? To combine economics and chemical engingeering

    Lets hope for a good year 11 with nice exams and low grade boundaries!
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    Hey guys,

    I'm struggling so much with maths, our teacher is teaching us basic stuff, and nothing like sine/cosine rule, vectors, graphs and the hard stuff. Does anyone know any good ways to learn myself as I really want a 8/9 in maths but it's going to be have to be self study if I want it

    Any methods/ suggestions would be HUGELY appreciated

    Thanks so much
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    (Original post by nm1276)
    Hey guys,

    I'm struggling so much with maths, our teacher is teaching us basic stuff, and nothing like sine/cosine rule, vectors, graphs and the hard stuff. Does anyone know any good ways to learn myself as I really want a 8/9 in maths but it's going to be have to be self study if I want it

    Any methods/ suggestions would be HUGELY appreciated

    Thanks so much
    I simply just google notes on the topic, or look, say, BBC Bitesize, and then do practice questions. There are several good tutorials on YouTube, and around the web. To be honest, that's probably the best way to do it.
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    (Original post by thepewds_)
    It is confusing me so much... I got the question from this paper. It's question 7. http://2fv5d843v9w22sxtto1ibxtu.wpen...-SOLUTIONS.pdf
    I came across this thread while browsing TSR out of boredom, so I'll help you out here a little.

    The base of the first tower is obviously just made of one block.

    The base of the second one is made of 3 rows of blocks. First a row of 1 block, then a row of 3 blocks in the middle, then another row of 1 block. 1+3+1=5

    The base of the third one is made of 5 rows of blocks. You can clearly see from the front that there's a row of 1 block, then a row of 3 blocks, then a row of 5 blocks. The last 2 rows are not fully shown but since all the bases are symmetrical we can reasonably conclude that it's a row of 3 followed by a row of 1. 1+3+5+3+1=13

    Add that to the total number of blocks in tower 2 and you'll have your answer.
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    hi, i know i'm really late but i'm new.

    I'm Gabriela

    GCSEs:
    - English (WJEC)
    - Maths (Edexcel)
    - Biology (AQA)
    - Chemistry (AQA)
    - Physics (AQA)
    - French (AQA)
    - Business (Edexcel)
    - History (AQA)
    - Drama (??)
    - RE (??)
    - Spanish (AQA) [I don't have Spanish lessons, I'm just sitting the exam. It's already my second language]

    Do you think you're ready for year 11 and the new GCSEs? - I think I'm ready, but I feel like I'll definitely struggle with maths. The highest I've ever gotten is a B and that was just scraped.

    Favourite subject(s)?- Probably history. My best subjects are French and English but I don't enjoy them that much.

    Future career?- I want to go into law.

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    (Original post by bimball)
    Yep, I am. We did the osmosis coursework at the end of last year in Biology, we did the thermistor coursework for Physics at the end of last year, and now I'm just starting the rhubarb one for Chemistry

    Wow. I have already done my chemistry and physics controlled assessment but my chemistry one was on indigestion remedies and my physics one was on hills. I guess our schools chose different options. I am doing the osmosis coursework. I have done the research and plan. I'm going to do the part 3. Can you give my advice on part 3?
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    (Original post by ArkhamAsylum_)
    Wow. I have already done my chemistry and physics controlled assessment but my chemistry one was on indigestion remedies and my physics one was on hills. I guess our schools chose different options. I am doing the osmosis coursework. I have done the research and plan. I'm going to do the part 3. Can you give my advice on part 3?
    Ah, that's a shame Can you remind me what part 3 involves, it's been so long ago I can't actually remember, i'm assuming the practical?😂
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    (Original post by justinawe)
    I came across this thread while browsing TSR out of boredom, so I'll help you out here a little.

    The base of the first tower is obviously just made of one block.

    The base of the second one is made of 3 rows of blocks. First a row of 1 block, then a row of 3 blocks in the middle, then another row of 1 block. 1+3+1=5

    The base of the third one is made of 5 rows of blocks. You can clearly see from the front that there's a row of 1 block, then a row of 3 blocks, then a row of 5 blocks. The last 2 rows are not fully shown but since all the bases are symmetrical we can reasonably conclude that it's a row of 3 followed by a row of 1. 1+3+5+3+1=13

    Add that to the total number of blocks in tower 2 and you'll have your answer.
    Thank you so much! It all makes sense now!
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    Im new to this so bare with me please!
    Anyone doing thermistors for their controlled assessment?


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    (Original post by ra1500)
    Im new to this so bare with me please!
    Anyone doing thermistors for their controlled assessment?


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    I'm with OCR gateway, and I've done the thermistor controlled assessment :yy:
 
 
 
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