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    (Original post by sneha.vag)
    2 am is crazy, right? (I can't be the only one who thinks that!)

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    You're definitely not the only one. I'm only waiting for the EPQ boundaries. I'll spent the morning refreshing the Edexcel website loool :p:p
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    (Original post by Potential Medic)
    You're definitely not the only one. I'm only waiting for the EPQ boundaries. I'll spent the morning refreshing the Edexcel website loool :p:p
    The Edexcel boundaries are out
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    http://www.edexcel.com/iwantto/Docum...01306%20v2.pdf
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    bravo
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    (Original post by natd_x)
    Might sound a stupid question but how do you know if the grade boundaries are low?? Also, if they are low, I take it that means people struggled with the exam??
    Two ways of comparing them:
    1) Compare them to other years
    2) Calculate what mark you would need for an exam to get the grade if grade boundaries weren't there. An A should be 80%, a B should be 70% etc.
    So if the exam was out of 60 marks
    The A would have been 48
    The B would have been 42
    etc

    If the raw marks you ACTUALLY need to get are more like 42 for the A and 36 for the B then the grade boundaries are low

    Does that make any sense?

    Yes, generally people will have found it harder
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    F582 boundary is so high omg 49/60 for an A on economics unit 2
    was the exam easy?
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    43/60 for an A on unit 2 :sexface: 45/60 for an A on unit 1 :sexface: :parrot:

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    (Original post by TheAsian)
    can someone please work out my UMS for OCR Chemistry F331, F332, F333, which I'm predicting to be 48, 80, 47 respectively.

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

    Thank you!
    70, 117, 42 - 229 total.
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    (Original post by venenecinema)
    The Edexcel boundaries are out
    Yaay! Thanks.
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    (Original post by nadster)
    I didn't mind CPA..I understood it from D1, AS Further Maths. It was the rest of the paper that I seemed to have messed up on. I got something like 11/36 on the last question. That's what I call talent haha :ahee:
    Thanks! I hope you do well too
    I got similar UMS if I'm honest. 74/80 in unit 1 and 96/120 in unit 2...only like 8 UMS difference between our scores haha
    yea i didnt mind it too much but would have preferred the ratios stuff ahh i suck at maths xD
    hahah i had like 15mins left for the final question so i probably got the same!
    thanks
    ahh thats a really good unit1 score! i hope i get something similar..tbh its really dependant on the examiner, i remember at gcse i got a B on unit 1, then an a* in unit 2, despite it being harder and i hated unit 2 :confused:
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    Why are the EPQ boundaries not out yet
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    (Original post by sneha.vag)
    2 am is crazy, right? (I can't be the only one who thinks that!)

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    It's a plot by the exam boards to make us deliriously tired, so when we're on the phone to admissions tutors we make absolute tits of ourselves and thus are forced into taking a gap year full of retakes.
    More money for them :devil:
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    (Original post by TheAsian)
    can someone please work out my UMS for OCR Chemistry F331, F332, F333, which I'm predicting to be 48, 80, 47 respectively.

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

    Thank you!

    70 + 118 + 42 = 230
    This is rather approximate but I think that's how you do it
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    was the exam easy?
    it was a reasonably easy paper yes, the essay was definitely a surprise, an essay dedicated to the inflation rate and exchange rate. I assume this high boundary is due to a leninent MS!
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    (Original post by Where'sPerry?)
    AQA BIOL5 - 67/100 for A*??? Is it always that low?

    edit: answered my own question

    For an A* it was 76/100 in 2012 and 71/100 in 2011
    Be happy, you probs got your A*
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    edexcel biologist/mathematician, what is the difference between paper01 and paper01R??
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    how do people go about converting raw to UMS?
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    (Original post by Onkar-M)
    how do people go about converting raw to UMS?
    Which exam board is it?
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    (Original post by needtosucceed=))
    yea i didnt mind it too much but would have preferred the ratios stuff ahh i suck at maths xD
    hahah i had like 15mins left for the final question so i probably got the same!
    thanks
    ahh thats a really good unit1 score! i hope i get something similar..tbh its really dependant on the examiner, i remember at gcse i got a B on unit 1, then an a* in unit 2, despite it being harder and i hated unit 2 :confused:
    I'm sure you don't suck at maths
    Yeah that's so true...our future lies in the judgement of the examiner
    Wow..that's weird or maybe you were just better at unit 2? Is this Business Studies GCSE?
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    Edexcel Grade Boundaries: http://www.edexcel.com/iwantto/Docum...01306%20v2.pdf
 
 
 
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