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1. Hello, I'm sitting my standard grades next month. I would like to know ( From those who have sat standard grades before) at an average, what % Marks are usually Grade 1's (And 2's for that matter). I know there isnt a specific cut-off mark, but i would like to know, in general, what % one would normally need to get a Grade 1.

Thanks. Jar Man
2. Well I did my standard grades last year. I think its something like 75% for a 1 and 60% for a 2. Ill have a look on the sqa site for you to try and get a more accurate answer.
3. Oh my God! 75% For a One, that's an absolute joke! They really should make standard grades more challenging!
4. I couldnt find anything more on their site, perhaps other people will know better. They should make them more challenging as the jump to higher in some cases is ridiculous(i.e. physics).

Mike
5. http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=2132892005

Go into statistics on the SQA website and you will be able to find the pass marks

It seems around
65-75% = 1

55-65% = 2

However it goes up and down dependending on overall performance of all those sitting.

An example of this is how it was around 50% to get a 1 in maths last year

I did all the past papers and get around 75% in 01-04 and 50% in 05 so for me it seems accurate although this was before i did any revision
6. (Original post by dj315)

However it goes up and down dependending on overall performance of all those sitting.

An example of this is how it was around 50% to get a 1 in maths last year
When i found that out, i was like, should i really be sitting higher maths if i only got around 50% in the final exam
7. The Exam was just much harder than normal, if you got a 1 you should definately sit the higher.
8. yeah i know that now, i didnt then tho
9. (Original post by Jar Man)
Oh my God! 75% For a One, that's an absolute joke! They really should make standard grades more challenging!
It is 70% for an A at Higher and First Class Honours at Uni.
The pass mark doesn't show how hard it is - 70% is difficult to achieve.
10. Yeah i see what you mean, but i'm talking about standard grades, which are incredibly simple anyway!
11. i did highers last year so those of u doing them this year should really check out the higher physics papaer 2005 - absolutely farsically simple - i had a race with 3 friends to see who could finish first - kinda of like general maths paper - we all did it in range of 7 mins 15 secs to 7 mins 32 secs - only that , unlike h phys was a premeditated competition
12. Yeah the higher physics for 2005 was a complete joke, probably means we're in for a hard paper this year.
13. yeah, and with the addition of the data book, I'm expecting a lot of "explain why..." style questions

edit: although, the pass mark may not be that high....considering last years physics paper only needed 65% for A band 2
14. do they still do bands for A's and B's etc? Do they tell you on your certificate? I personally would not care a band 2 A is still an A.
15. yes, they still have bands,

but as far as i know, the bands are not on your certificate, but the certificate is changing this year...info is being sent out to candidates in June about the layout and contents of the new certificate
16. The bands didnt appear on the old certificate but your school do find out. Thats as far as im aware.
17. yeah, thats right....i think
18. thanks was just curious!
19. Only the school know what band you got and they aren't actually obliged to tell you.

They have the breakdown of your exam paper, showing which units you did best in etc etc.
20. this years AH maths promises to be a bad boy after last years' scoosh!

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