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    Forgive me if any of this turns out to be BS, but I read in two seperate newspapers over the weekend that investigations had been carried out in the levels of difficulty of different exam boards, with one finding, for example, that a GCSE French A* at OCR would be more difficult to achieve than the equivalent GCSE at AQA. These differences were particularly high in languages, with OCR being found to be the hardest exam board generally for these.

    One of these newspapers went on to say that initial findings of this investigation have been applied to this year's set of results. Which, if true, means either, I'd guess, OCR boundaries will be pulled down or others will be pulled up.

    Sorry if this is wrong, but im hoping its not as many of mine were on OCR,

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    well they did the grade boundaries weeks ago and based all grades on that so i doubt that they would have enough time to reallocate grades. i would think that the exam boards will must likely just ignore the media like they usually do.
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    Well for me its both good news and bad news if its true. I would like the OCR boundaries to come down as I have done 2 GCSE's (Design and Photography) in OCR, but I just hope they don't increase the grade boundaries for AQA as I did 5 GCSE's with this exam board. I did Double Award Science with AQA and I believe that I have achieved either a CC or a low BB, and the last thing i want is those grade boundaries to increase else I will get CC.
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    (Original post by smudger99)
    well they did the grade boundaries weeks ago and based all grades on that so i doubt that they would have enough time to reallocate grades. i would think that the exam boards will must likely just ignore the media like they usually do.
    Didn't think about that - quite true though!
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    Hmmm....I did only Geography on OCR and I feel that they could possibly lower the grade boundries, also that I did Eng Lang, Eng Lit & Graphics on AQA and if they put those higher....well my grades will be f**ked up. We'll have to wait until tomorrow I guess.
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    Brilliant! Just what I wanted for Maths, Science and Art

    At least English, the worrying grade for me, is with AQA.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but it's always been harder to get certain grades on certain exam boards.
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    I think that's their point, that exam boards should be equal in grade allocation. And although the news has only just, apparently, reached the media, I'm pretty sure that the exam boards knew these results ages ago.
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    Yeh, but their not just gonna change it this year when it's been this way for years. What would be the point? That's part of the reason schools pick exam boards!
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    Yeh, but their not just gonna change it this year when it's been this way for years. What would be the point? That's part of the reason schools pick exam boards!
    hit the nail on the head
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    this was a government investigation. government made the findings, government is ultimately in-charge.
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    I'm doing 9 out of 10 GCSE's with OCR! :eek:
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    (Original post by HEAD BOY)
    I'm doing 9 out of 10 GCSE's with OCR! :eek:
    I didn't do a single OCR GCSE. The only OCR GCSE my school do is Media Studies, and I took Food tech with AQA instead of that.
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    Six out of ten of the gcse subjects I took were with OCR!
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    I don't think any of my subjects were with OCR.
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    i only did graphics ocr... i know that the exams wil bring my grade down from my coursework
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    Six out of ten of the gcse subjects I took were with OCR!
    Ditto!
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    well im ok i guess as all my exams were WJEC except music which was edexcel.
    but still WJEC is suppose to be quite harder than most others, especially geograpghy and history
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    Graphics on AQA Will Go DOWN. Or Else.
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    All my AS levels are with OCR :eek:
 
 
 

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