Rough Edexcel iGCSE Science Double Grade Boundaries?

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Due to some of the people being quite hard, what do you think the grade boundaries are going to be?

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I really doubt they will lower them since they were hard. I'm guessing they are trying to lower the no. of A*s that kids are getting. In fact I'd go to length of saying that they MIGHT increase them.
Lots of people have been complaining that too any kids get A*s nowadays.
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I've doen quite a lot of research into this recently and here are the grade boundaries from the last three double science examinations:

Jan 2013:
A*A* 279
A*A 262
AA 245
AB 228
BB 211
BC 194
CC 177

Jun 2013:
A*A* 269
A*A 252
AA 235
AB 218
BB 201
BC 184
CC 167

Jan 2014:
A*A* 276
A*A 258
AA 240
AB 222
BB 204
BC 186
CC 168


apparently the exams so far have been very similar to the ones earlier this year... and some people have found them harder... so i would say somewhere between the latest two of jan 2014 and jun 2013... the jun 2013 ones are slightly lower, and i know many people are hoping for lower grade boundaries because of the science including so many lengthy questions, but then again what they were asking for wasn't easy but it wasn't too bad either so it could be slightly higher. just depends how people do across the board. but seeing as many have found it between the last two that's where i'd estimate the grade boundary to be!
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(Original post by doodle97)
I've doen quite a lot of research into this recently and here are the grade boundaries from the last three double science examinations:

Jan 2013:
A*A* 279
A*A 262
AA 245
AB 228
BB 211
BC 194
CC 177

Jun 2013:
A*A* 269
A*A 252
AA 235
AB 218
BB 201
BC 184
CC 167

Jan 2014:
A*A* 276
A*A 258
AA 240
AB 222
BB 204
BC 186
CC 168


apparently the exams so far have been very similar to the ones earlier this year... and some people have found them harder... so i would say somewhere between the latest two of jan 2014 and jun 2013... the jun 2013 ones are slightly lower, and i know many people are hoping for lower grade boundaries because of the science including so many lengthy questions, but then again what they were asking for wasn't easy but it wasn't too bad either so it could be slightly higher. just depends how people do across the board. but seeing as many have found it between the last two that's where i'd estimate the grade boundary to be!
haha thank you! yeah how did everyone find all the exams overall out of 10?

chemistry 8/10
physics 6/10
biology 6/10
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haha thank you! yeah how did everyone find all the exams overall out of 10?

chemistry 8/10
physics 6/10
biology 6/10
I think that they've been okay... better than some past papers in the past, worse than some papers in the past... it was just kind of in the middle. Lots of really wordy answers... i was quite shocked by that as usually theres more 1 and 2 mark answers :/
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Hi - at the risk of appearing bit thick could you help me with the above figures? Each subject/paper is 120 marks so total marks possible are 360 for the double science award but does that mean that to get a CC grade boundary you would have to get somewhere about 180 out of 360 marks or have I got that wrong?
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Hi - at the risk of appearing bit thick could you help me with the above figures? Each subject/paper is 120 marks so total marks possible are 360 for the double science award but does that mean that to get a CC grade boundary you would have to get somewhere about 180 out of 360 marks or have I got that wrong?
No, you're absolutely right! You need to get about 60 marks in each paper for a CC
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