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    AQA has put together an animated video that explains the basics behind exam marking and grade boundaries.

    Some pretty interesting and useful stuff here...

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    such pretty colours :P
    loved it
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    (Original post by Apocaly)
    such pretty colours :P
    loved it
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    Trust AQA to make this...just look at their twitter account.

    Spoiler:
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    If you didn't already know that your exam script gets sent off to be marked then well I quite frankly don't know why you even bother taking an exam, AQA we know this!!
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    pretty useful. thanks for sharing
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    'examiners are usually qualified teachers'

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    (Original post by WilliamG)
    'examiners are usually qualified teachers'

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    On occasion they run out and substitute unqualified office staff for lulz.
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    Good video. Shame I'm not taking any AQA though
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    (Original post by AT101ET)
    Good video. Shame I'm not taking any AQA though
    Cool story bro
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    (Original post by Damask-)
    On occasion they run out and substitute unqualified office staff for lulz.
    For specialist subjects like Music Technology (mine) they also use examiners who are technicians or work in the music industry.
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    but why does somtething tell me this is not what my paper went through in the January exams?:confused:
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    So when they make a grade boundary and say exam was difficult and you only need to get 70% to get an A, why do I care if its an A or a B if what I care about is the amount of marks I got, because in the end of the day that what matters or do they change the amount of marks you got according to the boundaries not just the grade?
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    'Cos if they ask University level questions in an A level exam, they will expect people to get more wrong even if they are an A grade student - theoretically.
 
 
 
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