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# Grade boundaries for C3/C4 watch

1. In general, are grade boundaries lower in the later A2 exams than in the AS modules? Basically, is the room to muck up more?

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2. As there've been no C3 or C4 exams so far, there's really no basis for comparison.

Generally, I'd say grade boundaries are higher for A2 exams, based on the fact that alot of people that can't hack the subject bring down the AS exam boundaries by doing badly then don't continue to A2.

Although, if you're sitting C3 and C4 this year, chance are you've been doing A-Level maths for quite a while now. So competition should be pretty stiff. If you were to sit the AS exams, as a person in year 13, you'd be competing against a load of year 12ers, which I'm guessing will bring the boundaries down, on average.
3. in my opinion,
55 to 62
4. Don't forget exam caps as well. Once you get above the sum of, twice the difference between the a and b boundary, and, the a boundary, you get full marks.

The cap for the january 2005 S2 paper was 70/75. Quite steep, I thought.

In one of my computing exams last year it was 47/65.
5. (Original post by seankhn)
Don't forget exam caps as well. Once you get above the sum of, twice the difference between the a and b boundary, and, the a boundary, you get full marks.

The cap for the january 2005 S2 paper was 70/75. Quite steep, I thought.

In one of my computing exams last year it was 47/65.
So if you need 'a' marks to get an A and 'b' marks to get a B you need:
a+2(a-b)=3a-2b marks to get 100% in any A-Level exam?
6. (Original post by Gaz031)
So if you need 'a' marks to get an A and 'b' marks to get a B you need:
a+2(a-b)=3a-2b marks to get 100% in any A-Level exam?
Hahahaha.... Yeah. You might say that.
7. (Original post by seankhn)
...Generally, I'd say grade boundaries are higher for A2 exams, based on the fact that alot of people that can't hack the subject bring down the AS exam boundaries by doing badly then don't continue to A2.
I thought the only people taking C3 and C4 exams this year were taking f/maths, otherwise they'd be in U6th having done P1 last year therefore still doing P2/3. The fact it's only f/maths people should mean it's quite competitive grade boundaries. That right?
8. I did P1 and 2 last summer and was going to do S1 in november anyway.

After a vote, our school rejected all the P1 and P2 grades. We then proceeded to sit S1 in november, C1 and C2 in january and I'm doing C3, C4 and S2 this month. Another section of our year is doing C3, C4 and M1 instead.

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