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    (Original post by tiny hobbit)
    To my mind, that's the same thing. If you look at the pay rate per script before and after online marking was introduced, either the effective rate per paper went down or else the bonus is effectively part of your basic rate per paper which will be withheld if you are slow in finishing your marking.
    With edexcel it has always been online marking for me and I started in 2006 I think so I can't compare. I consider them 2 separate payments and it is clearly indicated in the contract as well. Considering the pay per script or item with or without the bonus is not very much, a teacher can get more with private tuition but it is good for learning exam technique when you first start teaching.
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    Guys, Edexcel have been pushed to make their exams and mark schemes harder, this year! That's what my teacher told me. I doubt they can get it SO WRONG!
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    (Original post by games211)
    Guys, Edexcel have been pushed to make their exams and mark schemes harder, this year! That's what my teacher told me. I doubt they can get it SO WRONG!
    What evidence did he/she provided? I doubt that's the case and looking at the paper and mark scheme it is as accessible as previous years. Same tolerance and marking criteria.
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    (Original post by NoobandBad)
    Erm unfortunately you had it better than me I got 95 in unit 1 aswell and E is unit 2 as far as I'm concerned I should be getting at least an A or B in my paper 2. Btw all my other results were 90+( I mean all of my exams paper ) FYI I did not screw up if I screwed up I would have noticed it myself
    Ah well bro, focus on A2 etc
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    Dunno if it's a coincidence but for gcse and a level my better marks were with aqa rather than edexel.

    Loved the edexel btecs I did though.
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    I agree


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    Proportion of candidates for each grade in Edexcel Maths, 2014 and 2013. Make of them what you will.

    Provisional Pass Rate Statistics:
    May/June 2014 GCE Mathematics Examinations
    The percentage of candidates obtaining at least the given number of uniform marks (UMS) at the time of grading are given below (the final figures may vary slightly from these).

    Module 80 70 60 50 40
    6663 Core Mathematics C1 40.2 58.9 72.8 81.5 87.8
    6664 Core Mathematics C2 34.5 48.9 62.0 71.5 79.5
    6665 Core Mathematics C3 38.0 54.8 68.5 79.5 87.6
    6666 Core Mathematics C4 28.9 45.0 58.5 70.1 79.2
    6667 Further Pure Mathematics FP1 58.7 74.8 84.3 90.6 94.3
    6668 Further Pure Mathematics FP2 38.3 57.4 71.5 80.6 86.6
    6669 Further Pure Mathematics FP3 38.4 58.8 73.6 82.7 89.4
    6677 Mechanics M1 35.3 52.6 66.2 76.0 81.8
    6678 Mechanics M2 40.7 57.9 71.4 82.1 88.9
    6679 Mechanics M3 41.7 61.4 73.8 81.8 87.7
    6680 Mechanics M4 38.1 53.3 69.2 80.8 88.1
    6681 Mechanics M5 46.8 61.0 71.4 81.4 87.4
    6683 Statistics S1 28.1 44.1 59.1 71.8 81.9
    6684 Statistics S2 33.4 55.7 70.4 80.7 87.7
    6691 Statistics S3 43.8 71.2 85.1 91.1 95.0
    6686 Statistics S4 66.2 89.5 94.3 98.1 98.1
    6689 Decision Maths D1 27.5 46.4 63.0 73.6 81.6
    6690 Decision Maths D2 33.7 54.8 72.3 83.0 89.0

    20.5% of candidates gained 90 UMS or more on Core Mathematics C3
    14.4% of candidates gained 90 UMS or more on Core Mathematics C4


    Distinction Merit
    Advanced Extension 11.0 42.8


    Provisional Pass Rate Statistics:
    May/June 2013 GCE Mathematics Examinations
    The percentage of candidates obtaining at least the given number of uniform marks (UMS) at the time of grading are given below (the final figures may vary slightly from these).

    Module 80 70 60 50 40
    6663 Core Mathematics C1 36.3 53 67.1 78.3 85.4
    6664 Core Mathematics C2 29.0 45.1 58.8 69.9 77.7
    6665 Core Mathematics C3 35.4 50.4 65.1 76.6 86.2
    6666 Core Mathematics C4 25.1 41.3 54.4 66.0 75.9
    6667 Further Pure Mathematics FP1 58.9 74.5 83.7 89.9 94.4
    6668 Further Pure Mathematics FP2 36.8 55.6 69.2 79.1 86.2
    6669 Further Pure Mathematics FP3 37.2 55.3 69.5 80.5 89.2
    6677 Mechanics M1 33.9 45.7 58.0 69.9 79.7
    6678 Mechanics M2 36.7 55.1 70.9 81.1 88.7
    6679 Mechanics M3 39.6 56.4 70.7 82.2 87.5
    6680 Mechanics M4 39.9 59.7 73.8 83.5 89.0
    6681 Mechanics M5 44.5 55.5 64.4 79.6 87.4
    6683 Statistics S1 24.8 40.6 55.5 68.8 79.0
    6684 Statistics S2 34.2 54.4 70.2 81.2 88.2
    6691 Statistics S3 45.7 69.7 81.2 88.9 93.1
    6686 Statistics S4 41.5 67.9 81.7 90.2 93.8
    6689 Decision Maths D1 25.2 44.8 62.2 73.3 81.6
    6690 Decision Maths D2 34.0 55.7 71.1 83.0 89.8

    21.5% of candidates gained 90 UMS or more on Core Mathematics C3
    11.4% of candidates gained 90 UMS or more on Core Mathematics C4


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    Advanced Extension 16.7 44.8
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    (Original post by keynes24)
    What evidence did he/she provided? I doubt that's the case and looking at the paper and mark scheme it is as accessible as previous years. Same tolerance and marking criteria.
    Clearly you haven't seen the mark scheme.
    And her friend used to work for Edexel
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    (Original post by games211)
    Clearly you haven't seen the mark scheme.
    And her friend used to work for Edexel
    I had to since I am an examiner. And you are referring to a friend of your teacher? I am not trying to argue just providing a different view on this discussion. My view is coming from marking Economics and Business Studies papers.
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    (Original post by keynes24)
    I had to since I am an examiner. And you are referring to a friend of your teacher? I am not trying to argue just providing a different view on this discussion. My view is coming from marking Economics and Business Studies papers.
    Oh. sorry lol

    I was talking about maths. Edexcel have been pushed because there exams have been too easy-that's what she said
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    A teacher at my college told us that the A and U boundaries have been 'squished' together, meaning that generally a U was nearer 50% as opposed to nearer 40% last year. This is quite significant on two counts; it makes it a lot harder to pass, and it means there are very few marks distinguishing between the B, C, D, E grades - so a small number of marks can have grave consequences. Combining this with having all the exams in one session, and much harder exams, the margin of error is much higher I think this is the reason for people getting lower than expected results, rather than Edexcel markers across many disciplines all making a vast number of errors.
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    Kinda irrelevant, but for international a level exams CIE is MASSIVELY more popular despite being linear not modular because edexcel has a bit of a reputation for being more confusing and all-over-the-place with their marking. Plus the recent changes-no jan exams-mean that a new board, edexcel intl, had to be created. And cie is more organised.

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    (Original post by sellerofdreams)
    Kinda irrelevant, but for international a level exams CIE is MASSIVELY more popular despite being linear not modular because edexcel has a bit of a reputation for being more confusing and all-over-the-place with their marking. Plus the recent changes-no jan exams-mean that a new board, edexcel intl, had to be created. And cie is more organised.

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    I believe Edexcel international is not available online and CIE international is not very popular within the UK. Depending on the subject the content is slightly different and I think at least for my subject is not as straightforward as AQA, Edexcel or OCR
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    Same here. A at AS for biology, A's in coursework and then a C and U in summer exams. Really?
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    i've been reading through and i think if you really believe you've done better get a re mark, i found the edexcel science exams fine - i was really happy with the unit 5 exams for chem and bio. Tbh it might also be when practicing papers your not marking harsh enough e.g. i would not give myself the mark unless i had written it like the mark scheme had and i would also not give an 'or equivalent' mark. The best thing to do imo is to get a remark, good luck guys and i hope your grades go up.
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    I'm perfectly happy with Edexcel, though I suppose that's what happens when you do maths, there's no opinions involved.
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    For A2 geography, we're given this pre-release of information which gives us a hint of what'll come up in the exam and to research and prepare accordingly to what they say. Each year, the question has been similar to the pre-release... BUT this year, it was different. Absolutely misleading, all the research that everyone had done (It all had to be super-detailed, with sources so there's no way you can really make it up either) was made useless. (this is for the tectonic hazards one)

    BUT, because there are about 6 different topics, and since the all had their own pre-releases ( which were presumably OK), the grade boundaries didn't change for the exam although edexcel ****ing over a hell of a lot of people.


    Quite ironically, I'm going to finish with this: you will not gain anything by complaining about your results. What's done is done. Better to plan ahead from whatever grades you've got, instead of dwelling upon your failures (although they're not entirely your fault - I understand that part)


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    i memorised the mark scheme and so much more additional information and the same kind of questions came up. i REFUSE to believe i got a D & C!


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    (Original post by AlexKay99)
    I've been reading a lot of posts by people studying with edexcel, who used to get As in their subject and ended up with E's and U's. A friend of mine has the same problem with biology. I think Edexcel might have screwed up a lot this exam season, either they marked them incorrectly or there were some mistakes.

    Anyone agree?
    I do Geography with edexcel and all year i had been getting A's in mocks and high marks in essays.. then i got to the GEO1 exam and found the paper really hard, Geography is my favourite subject and i worked really hard, ran out of time and half the stuff i revised didnt even come up!! I had a complete melt down and came out the exam in tears.. Came to tears again when i got an D overall because i got a D in GEO1 and a C in GEO2... I'm absolutely gutted ... But maybe it was my fault for falling apart :/
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