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15 August 2013 A-Level results: Grade boundaries watch

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    (Original post by needtosucceed=))
    think its cost me my firm choice you?
    Same here
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    (Original post by Llewellyn)
    Thursday 15 August A-Level results day - Grade Boundaries

    TSR wishes the best of luck to all those collecting results. Many exam boards will release the UMS grade boundaries before they release your actual results. This thread will serve 2 functions; to provide quick links to the grade boundaries for each exam board when they are released and to ask and answer any questions relating to grade boundaries. But please read the FAQs before posting.

    We will aim to update this thread as soon as the grade boundaries are released. If you find any useful official links that have been made public but are not hyperlinked in this thread then please post in this thread, quoting a moderator so that the link can be added.

    Published grade boundaries


    Please visit the Results day discussion thread for general results discussion. For those of you in year 12 who have just collected your AS results, you can head over to AS-Levels: what next after results? If you would like to share your results and predictions then please visit the Post your results thread. For those of you who are disappointed, please visit the thread Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Advice here! for further guidance.

    FAQs

    What do the boundaries mean?
    The boundaries will show you the raw mark on a paper required to achieve a particular grade. For example, a particular Chemistry module may have a C grade boundary of 43/80 raw marks.

    What does each grade correspond to?
    Each grade follows the UMS system. So an E is 40%, a D is 50%, a C is 60%, a B is 70% and an A is 80%. This percentage reflects the proportion of marks available in that module. Some modules carry more marks than others.

    Why do grade boundaries change?
    Grade boundaries reflect the modular A Level system. In the interest of fairness, a particular level of performance on a paper should be awarded the same grade irregardless of the inferred difficulty of the paper. Therefore, grade boundaries will change accordingly, so that a fair comparison can be made. This is the basis for the uniform marking system (UMS) (see more here). Essentially, if a paper has a lot of challenging questions and a lot of candidates struggle, the grade boundaries will be lower; and vice versa.

    Why isn't there an A* boundary?
    Candidates cannot officially attain an A* grade in an A-Level module. An A* is only awarded for an entire A-Level if the candidate has achieved 80% overall and 90% average on A2 modules.

    But is there a 90% boundary?
    There is no official boundary. But you (or, if you ask nicely, someone else) can calculate it from the data.
    In the majority of cases, the 90% boundary is the A (80%) boundary + the difference between the the A (80%) and B (70%) boundaries. Accordingly, the 100% boundary is typically the A (80%) boundary + the difference between the A (80%) and the C (60%) boundaries.

    Example; An English paper is marked out of 100. An A is 75/100, a B is 65/100 and a C is 55/100. In this case, 90% is 75 + (75-65) = 85/100. And 100% is 75 + (75-55) = 95/100.

    Why is that only in the majority of cases?
    In some cases, most typically maths modules, the above system does not work. If the calculated 100% boundary (as shown above) is a mark that is greater than the maximum possible raw mark, then the %s are scaled linearly from the A Boundary to the 100% boundary.

    Example; a Maths exam is marked out of 75. An A is 67/75, a B is 62/75 and a C is 57/75. Notice here that an A (67) + the difference of A to C (67-57 =10) is 77. But the maximum possible mark is 75. So the normal scaling does not work.
    Instead, 100% becomes 75/75 (full marks). And 90% becomes halfway between the A and full marks (71/75).

    I am just below a grade boundary - what should I do?
    Firstly, note that your grades in individual modules are not that important. What is most important is your overall grade in an A-Level. You can get an A overall in a subject even if a few of your modules are Bs or even Cs - so concentrate on the hollistic grade.
    If you are desperate for a better grade, or feel that your grade is unexpectedly low then you may want to contact your teacher for a remark. See the thread Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Advice here! for further advice.
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    (Original post by Super22)
    What eng did you do, lit and lang?
    Sorry, I've just seen this, but no, just lit, but wasnt as bad as I expected, hope yours went well
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    Does anyone have the AQA UMS converter updated for June 2013?
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    Does anyone know what the CCEA grade boundaries are for Geography?

    Also how do you interpret the raw mark on the sheet? It just says like 80 or 70 and I don't know what that means.
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    OCR economics **** off
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    (Original post by Lucy_95)
    Does anyone have the AQA UMS converter updated for June 2013?
    It's on the aqa website. You can search for it in the search box on the aqa website.
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    Expected ABBB-got BCDD - I'm gutted.


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    (Original post by _splinter_)

    It's on the aqa website. You can search for it in the search box on the aqa website.
    think it's my laptop... won't show June 2013!
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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2430393

    HELP!!!, please
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    (Original post by Lucy_95)
    think it's my laptop... won't show June 2013!
    Will it only drop down to Jan 13 as the most early? To solve this, clear your cache.
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    (Original post by krishkmistry)
    Expected ABBB-got BCDD - I'm gutted.


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    Unlucky, what did you get in chemistry? Guess you can always resit


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    (Original post by Jimmy20002012)
    Unlucky, what did you get in chemistry? Guess you can always resit


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    got a c,expected a B/A but idk i resat f321 in june and expected a B and got a D,worser than the C i got in jan,and i put little effort into jan's paper too!
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    OCR economics **** off
    howd you do mate ?!

    i got 94/100 in the macro paper ! but a C on the micro , what the **** man. overall B grade haha
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    (Original post by Fas)
    howd you do mate ?!

    i got 94/100 in the macro paper ! but a C on the micro , what the **** man. overall B grade haha
    holy **** you owned macro, I got 78 for macro add that to my 84 for micro I got an A overall, just by 2 marks. OCR are moda****ers
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    Anyone find edexcel English Literature for A2 was surprisingly low? Me and some mates been getting consistent As in our mocks etc and I got a B, one even got as low as a C in the exam. Luckily we all still got As overall but was just wondering if anyone else noticed it to be strange?
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    In Edexcel Maths I got 237/300.

    C1 - 83
    C2 - 79
    S1 - 75

    A) Is a maths remark worth it?
    B) Does anyone know the charge for edexcel papers (non-priority)
    C) How many raw marks would people think it would take for 3 UMS? Would 2 be enough?
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    For edexcel maths, what overall UMS did you did for an A at AS?
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    (Original post by hiddenbutterfly)
    For edexcel maths, what overall UMS did you did for an A at AS?
    240/300
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    (Original post by lisa96)
    What did you get?
    94/100 in the macro , but only a C in the micro ! :mad::mad::mad::mad:

    one mark off an A overall ;(
 
 
 
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