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    AQA Physics grade boundaries are so high #killmenow
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    Okay.. so the philosophy grade boundaries aren't too bad. One mark down from last year. English lit is quite generous, but we were given horrible texts.
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    What does 'notional' mean?
    Those are referring to the new two year specifications.
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    (Original post by Phil_M)
    Is it OCR Physics A you are talking about?
    Yeah! The A* grade boundary for unit 5 is the 2nd highest since june 2010, beaten only by January 2013.

    June 10 - 81
    Jan 11 - 73
    June 11 - 71
    Jan 12 - 82
    June 12 - 84
    Jan 13 - 88
    June 13 - 82
    June 14 - 77
    June 15 - 78
    June 16 - 86
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    (Original post by string210)
    Anyone know how to get the grade boundaries for a2, and non linear as exams!
    Click the notional link at the front of this thread for non-linear, and you should find the A2 ones in the other link.
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    On my browser it says "page not found". Is this because the servers are down?
    It must be im assuming there are a lot of people looking right now. Try going directly on to Aqa website if you havent already
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    What does 'notional' mean?
    They're for illustrative purposes only. Because you're on a linear qualification, you won't actually get a unit grade this year for your exam (i.e. A for Unit 1, B for Unit 2 etc.), so the exam boards provide "notional" grade boundaries that tell you what grade you would have if your exam was graded like the old modular format. Remember, the individual unit grade boundaries have no effect on your actual grade.
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    (Original post by mariarose_)
    i thought unit 4 grade boundaries would be lower!
    but im happy that unit 3 grade boundaries stayed the same
    Me too i think its only like a 1 or 2 mark difference to last year but lets hope for the best
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    Anyone know when AQA's UMS Converter will be updated?
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    Where did you find this out !?
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    They're for illustrative purposes only. Because you're on a linear qualification, you won't actually get a grade this year for your exam, so the exam boards provide "notional" grade boundaries that tell you what grade you would have if your exam was graded now.
    I'm... Not going to get a grade for the AS exams I've done? On my results slip there will be no grade letters, only numbers?

    I didn't know this.
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    (Original post by kiwifruit99)
    AQA Physics grade boundaries are so high #killmenow
    Truss me it ruined my string of potential As. Think I got closer to a D than a C. Wbu?
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    I'm... Not going to get a grade for the AS exams I've done? On my results slip there will be no grade letters, only numbers?

    I didn't know this.
    Me either O.o

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    (Original post by Francesca2298)
    It must be im assuming there are a lot of people looking right now. Try going directly on to Aqa website if you havent already
    Yeah it's better now. Thanks
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    I'm... Not going to get a grade for the AS exams I've done? On my results slip there will be no grade letters, only numbers?

    I didn't know this.
    I think you get the grade on the sheet but if you are carrying it on next year you lose it. Because bearing in mind that the AS counts if you are dropping a subject and the exam boards dont know which subject you are dropping so have to put them all on,
    is that right The Financier ?
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    (Original post by youreanutter)
    for further maths fp1 was 60/75 marks for 80ums
    how many marks wud u reckon for 90ums?
    Likely 67
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    I'm... Not going to get a grade for the AS exams I've done? On my results slip there will be no grade letters, only numbers?

    I didn't know this.
    No you will get a grade. Basically there isn't any UMS so your grade will be dictated by the TOTAL raw marks of your exam rather than the UMS.
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    (Original post by askhelpsuccess)
    and the layout suggests that theres no way the ones published are legit because as and a level are now separate so thy'd get separate pages
    The new spec AS grade boundaries are on a diffierent document aren't they? Thought the AS ones on that document were the AS resit ones. If that makes sense.
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    (Original post by money-for-all)
    This is for old modular OCR Chemsitry, where is the NEW AS Spec OCR Chem grade boundries ?
    If you go on the website there is a different PDF for it. Or click on the word 'notional' instead of OCR in th original post.
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    I'm... Not going to get a grade for the AS exams I've done? On my results slip there will be no grade letters, only numbers?

    I didn't know this.
    You'll get a subject grade.

    So for example:

    This is the subject grade boundary for Economics A on Edexcel:


    This is the notional grade boundary for each unit of Economics A:


    The notional grade boundaries for each unit don't actually contribute to your subject mark. Here, to get an A in the subject you'd need 115 out of 160 marks over both exams. This can be gained in any way, so you could max out 80 marks on one paper and only get 35 in another and you'd still get an A for the subject overall.
 
 
 
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