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    Like if alot of people performed badly, do they drop? I've completed all my exams and I can't help but feel like I may have just missed out on a grade on some of them. Is it common for boards to lower boundaries?
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    I honestly think that my exams were so much harder than last years. I feel like I've done absolute crap.

    Hopefully they do drop the grade boundaries because it would be incredibly unfair if last year had the same grade boundary whilst this year was a lot harder.
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    The grade boundaries in UMS terms don't change, eg. 80% for an A, 70% for a B etc. However, they can change it so that you get more or less UMS for the same number of raw marks depending on how hard the exam is. A particularly easy exam may need, say, 72/75 for 100% UMS, but a harder paper for the same module might only need you to get 68/75 for 100%.
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    (Original post by Tzarchasm)
    I honestly think that my exams were so much harder than last years. I feel like I've done absolute crap.

    Hopefully they do drop the grade boundaries because it would be incredibly unfair if last year had the same grade boundary whilst this year was a lot harder.
    I feel the same for all exams, except I feel I did quite well on politics. But I still feel my performance merited a B grade, not an A, an A is 65/80 marks, I have a feeling I'll miss out by 2-3 marks.....
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    (Original post by TWF)
    I feel the same for all exams, except I feel I did quite well on politics. But I still feel my performance merited a B grade, not an A, an A is 65/80 marks, I have a feeling I'll miss out by 2-3 marks.....
    are you mad? An A in politics is probably anything 42+/80.

    check the previous mark schemes for the new spec. none of the mark schemes even state anything above over 50/80 is an A. Last june it was 46/80 i believe.
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    Physics OCR is 64/100 RAW marks to get 120/150 UMS which is an A
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    (Original post by TWF)
    I feel the same for all exams, except I feel I did quite well on politics. But I still feel my performance merited a B grade, not an A, an A is 65/80 marks, I have a feeling I'll miss out by 2-3 marks.....
    No, an A would be about 65/80 marks, depending on how hard the exam was that year. It's however many marks the exam board decide should be worth 80% UMS.
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    (Original post by Anonymous0155)
    Physics OCR is 64/100 RAW marks to get 120/150 UMS which is an A

    For hopefully the last time, the amount of raw marks you need for an A CHANGES depending on how hard the exam board consider that paper to be. You need 80% UMS for an A, which is not always the same number of raw marks. Harder exam = less raw marks for 80% UMS, easier exam = more raw marks for 80% UMS.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    No, an A would be about 65/80 marks, depending on how hard the exam was that year. It's however many marks the exam board decide should be worth 80% UMS.
    Why would they go over 80%? It's hard enough to get..... unfair.
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    (Original post by TWF)
    Why would they go over 80%? It's hard enough to get..... unfair.
    No it's always exactly 80% UMS to get an A. The amount of raw marks that is worth 80% UMS changes, but it's usually less than 80% raw marks.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    No it's always exactly 80% UMS to get an A. The amount of raw marks that is worth 80% UMS changes, but it's usually less than 80% raw marks.
    Yeah, imagined it's be rare.

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    are you mad? An A in politics is probably anything 42+/80.

    check the previous mark schemes for the new spec. none of the mark schemes even state anything above over 50/80 is an A. Last june it was 46/80 i believe.
    You just made me feel better. I'm going to have to check the credibility of your statement though.
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    they will take into account what everyone in the country got as marks then place the grade boundries, if the marks are extremely low they will lower them and if they are high they will raise them
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    (Original post by TWF)
    Yeah, imagined it's be rare.


    You just made me feel better. I'm going to have to check the credibility of your statement though.
    Check the 2009 Markscheme for january and june. nothing above 46
 
 
 
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