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    (Original post by Sarah Bethany)
    English Language (1 mark off A*) and English Literature (2 marks off A*)

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    That sounds good. You are very likely to get bumped up to an A* in at least one, if not both, English subjects
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    (Original post by GrandMasti)
    That sounds good. You are very likely to get bumped up to an A* in at least one, if not both, English subjects
    Yeah, I hope so!

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    I got 359 UMS in Science and you need 360 for A*, should I request a remark?


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    (Original post by jordkell)
    I got 359 UMS in Science and you need 360 for A*, should I request a remark?


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    I would go for it! I've known peoples marks to go up loads, so if you feel you did well on that paper it may go up to 360! And if you're that solidly an A, you shouldn't go down a grade even if you do lose a couple of marks

    I'm getting a geography paper remarked so I can get an A* (2 UMS off)
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    (Original post by Sarah Bethany)
    English Language (1 mark off A*) and English Literature (2 marks off A*)

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    im in a similar position! I'm getting rs (2 marks off an A) and English lit (2 marks off an A) re marked! Just remember that it's worth a go as English and for me rs as well are very subjective so fresh eyes marking the paper may see something/ agree with something that you've written unlike the first marker
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    Can someone explain to me what the numbers on my results sheet mean and how they relate to the numbers on AQAs grade boundaries? E.g. on biology unit 1 it says 91 A*, and on the boundaries, it says 44 is an A*. i thought it might have been a percentage, but that doesn't work for the next one. in unit 2 i got 76 B, and you need 40 to get an A* and that would mean that it isn't a percentage... PLEASE HELP!!!! :confused:
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    (Original post by StarGirlFrankie)
    Can someone explain to me what the numbers on my results sheet mean and how they relate to the numbers on AQAs grade boundaries? E.g. on biology unit 1 it says 91 A*, and on the boundaries, it says 44 is an A*. i thought it might have been a percentage, but that doesn't work for the next one. in unit 2 i got 76 B, and you need 40 to get an A* and that would mean that it isn't a percentage... PLEASE HELP!!!! :confused:
    I think it is UMS
    My physics was 90+ for p1 p2 and the ISA
    But my p3 was 68 (c)
    Overall I got 355



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    (Original post by lulumaca16)
    im in a similar position! I'm getting rs (2 marks off an A) and English lit (2 marks off an A) re marked! Just remember that it's worth a go as English and for me rs as well are very subjective so fresh eyes marking the paper may see something/ agree with something that you've written unlike the first marker
    Yeah, and because it's so close to the grade boundary, it's not going to go down

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    (Original post by lulumaca16)
    im in a similar position! I'm getting rs (2 marks off an A) and English lit (2 marks off an A) re marked! Just remember that it's worth a go as English and for me rs as well are very subjective so fresh eyes marking the paper may see something/ agree with something that you've written unlike the first marker
    Is this English Literature AQA?
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    (Original post by ok2)
    Is this English Literature AQA?
    Yupp!
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    (Original post by lulumaca16)
    Yupp!
    Ahh! I got 2 UMS off an A* too!
    What paper are you thinking of getting remarked? I think I'll get unit 1 remarked.
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    (Original post by ok2)
    Ahh! I got 2 UMS off an A* too!
    What paper are you thinking of getting remarked? I think I'll get unit 1 remarked.
    I'm unsure about which lit paper to get remarked... I got A* in unit 1, but A in unit 2, so idk... Probs unit 2

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    (Original post by Sarah Bethany)
    I'm unsure about which lit paper to get remarked... I got A* in unit 1, but A in unit 2, so idk... Probs unit 2

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    Yeah, it's better for you to request the remark for unit 2. There's greater scope for them to award you the mark(s) in a paper with a lower mark .

    Unit 1 was lower for me. But I'm worried that I might get an examiner who is just super mean and doesn't approve of my answers haha :'(

    It should be ok though
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    (Original post by ok2)
    Yeah, it's better for you to request the remark for unit 2. There's greater scope for them to award you the mark(s) in a paper with a lower mark .

    Unit 1 was lower for me. But I'm worried that I might get an examiner who is just super mean and doesn't approve of my answers haha :'(

    It should be ok though
    Yeah I think I will
    Yeah haha same! But yeah, hopefully!

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    (Original post by ok2)
    Ahh! I got 2 UMS off an A* too!
    What paper are you thinking of getting remarked? I think I'll get unit 1 remarked.
    Im getting unit 1 and 2 remarked! Fingers crossed it goes up!
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    GCSE Results Day 21 August 2014: Grade Boundaries

    Hey guys

    Firstly, myself and the whole of the TSR community would like to wish you all the best of luck for collecting your GCSE results on the 21st of August 2014! I really do hope your hard work pays off and you receive the grades you both wish for and deserve, I’m sure I’ll be very proud of you all I also hope you’re all enjoying your summer and keeping the worrying to a minimum (as hard as it may be! )

    This thread is designed to help you understand the basics around grade boundaries and will hopefully answer any questions you may have about them. Also, it will be a place for you to access the grade boundaries as soon as we can get our hands on them! Some will hopefully be available on the 20th of August whilst others may come out on results day itself. If you do have any questions, feel free to ask in this thread by pasting any of the following into your message so you will quote a moderator in charge of these threads or simply post by replying (I'll be keeping an eye on the thread so I can answer any queries ):








    Hopefully one of us, if not another helpful soul will answer However, it’s probably best to read the FAQs below to ensure it hasn’t already been answered

    I will try my best to update this thread with the official grade boundaries the moment they are published, so, should you discover them before this thread has been updated, don’t be shy and quote me with the document as I’m sure we’d all be very grateful!

    There are also a bunch of threads for other things you may be interested in, why not check out the GCSE Results day 2014 Chat Thread? Here you can chat about how you’re feeling about your results, how your exams went, or even simply engage in conversation to keep your mind off things Hopefully this won’t be necessary for most of you (fingers crossed!), but if you’re feeling a bit disappointed with your grades, please check out the “Didn't do as well as you hoped? Advice here!" thread for some great advice that will guide you in the right direction and provide you with a lot of useful information :yep:

    Grade boundaries

    When the grade boundaries are released, the following links will turn blue

    -Edexcel
    -Edexcel IGCSE
    -AQA
    -AQA IGCSE
    -WJEC
    -OCR
    -CIE (select your subject and click on June 2014 Grade Thresholds)


    FAQs

    What are grade boundaries for and what do they mean?

    Well, simply put, grade boundaries are there to show you what mark is required for what grade! the marks for each grade boundary will be raw marks, so the exact mark you need to achieve on the paper you sat. An example can be shown by the fact that 38/50 may be an A* in English Literature whilst 31/50 may be an A It is worth noting that these are modular grade boundaries, meaning a B in one module does not necessarily mean you are unable to get an A overall, so don’t panic too much at first glance! It all adds up in the end There is, of course, also UMS to consider! For those of you who don’t know, in terms of UMS:

    -40% will always be an E
    -50% a D
    -60% a C
    -70% a B
    -80% an A
    -90% an A*

    Following that, this will mean that for the entire GCSE, the minimum value for:

    -an E is 80/200 or 160/400 (depending on what the GCSE is out of)
    -a D is 100/200 or 200/400
    -a C is 120/200 or 240/400
    -a B is 140/200 or 280/400
    -an A is 160/200 or 320/400
    -an A* is 180/200 or 360/400


    Why do grade boundaries vary across different years?

    I’m sure most of you will have noticed that one year, to achieve an A, you may need 5 marks less than the previous year. For those of you who aren't aware, this is all due to the fact that grade boundaries vary in order to accommodate the overall performance of that year; they essentially reflect whether or not, as a whole, students who sat the exam found it difficult or easy, or rather average For a particularly difficult paper, grade boundaries tend to be lower, whilst they will often be higher if the exam was found to be easy across the board and the students generally performed well. Changes in grade boundaries allow comparison across different years and ensure you receive a fair grade, it wouldn’t be very fair if they remained the same if one year's paper was a lot harder than the previous year's

    What happens if I'm close to the next grade?

    It can be particularly frustrating if you look at the grade boundaries and realise you were so close to achieving the next highest grade, but please don't worry too much. Firstly, this may just be for one module, so you may still get the grade you wish to achieve! Secondly, there is also the option of a remark to consider. Being a couple of marks off a grade could mean you wish to request a remark, if you'd like to know more about this, then the Retake and Remark information thread should be perfect for you

    If you read the grade boundaries before you collect your results, they can be excellent in allowing you to expect the grade you are likely to achieve, but please don't be too disheartened if you feel you are unlikely to achieve the grade you hoped for. Results can be very unpredictable at times so don't worry yourself sick for nothing, you may have performed better than you think! :hugs: we're all here to support you!

    If any of you feel upset with your performance or would like someone to talk to, don't be afraid to PM me I've been through results day about 6 times now so I know how stressful it can be and how you may have plenty of questions to ask regarding grade boundaries or results in general!

    So to wrap it up, good luck everyone, the wait will soon be over and you can get started with whatever you have planned next

    Can someone please reply ASAP??
    My school is having a lot of my exams remarked
    Okay so for my English Literature (AQA) I got an overall A. The results on my results slip do not match what is on the grade boundary in this post. Yes I have made sure that they are correct units and the correct exam board. Looking at my results matching to the grade boundaries I should of got an overall A* and in each of the units I would got A* A* A ????
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    Does anyone know the grade boundaries for WJEC Geography (A) Unit 2??
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    (Original post by CactiQueen)
    Can someone please reply ASAP??
    My school is having a lot of my exams remarked
    Okay so for my English Literature (AQA) I got an overall A. The results on my results slip do not match what is on the grade boundary in this post. Yes I have made sure that they are correct units and the correct exam board. Looking at my results matching to the grade boundaries I should of got an overall A* and in each of the units I would got A* A* A ????
    What did you get in each unit?

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    (Original post by Sarah Bethany)
    What did you get in each unit?

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    I did AQA/B
    Are the boundaries the same???
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    (Original post by CactiQueen)
    I did AQA/B
    Are the boundaries the same???
    AQA English Literature? Sorry, not sure what you mean...
 
 
 
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