Gcse maths my cousin took foundation and he will get an a*??

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My cousin told me that the school he went to accidentally gave everyone a foundation paper in maths gcse today for edexcel. He was meant to take the higher tier and his mum made a complaint. He said That school said they will mark it as a higher tier exam so he is pretty much going to get an a-a* for sotting a foundation paper. Is this possible???? If so we should make a complaint to edexcel this is ridiculous


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Thats never going to happen...Edexcel are a company, they are expected to deliver people results, the appropriate exam grades. They would never do that as the foundation paper only meets a C standard and its unfair to everyone and not what we pay the board for. Hie's probably exaggerating the situation..if he was actually aiming for an A* he should have asked for a higher tier paper they always have spares...
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I don't see how he can get an A* on an exam which is designed only to test C grade knowledge. Hopefully he should get a chance to resit.
He said that the school told edexcel that they gave the wrong papers and edexcel said thats fine and will mark it as a higher tier paper


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(Original post by usmaandada121)
He said that the school told edexcel that they gave the wrong papers and edexcel said thats fine and will mark it as a higher tier paper


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What school is it?
Also, they'd never do that. Its not possible to mark a foundation paper like a higher tier paper - completely different standards.
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I think I remember someone telling me something like this a few weeks ago (but for another subject).
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What school is it?
Also, they'd never do that. Its not possible to mark a foundation paper like a higher tier paper - completely different standards.
Its somewhere in london im not sure bit we have to make a complaint if this is actually true


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They can't do this as it would be unfair to all the other higher tier candidates, chances are he will either have to accept the grade for the foundation tier paper ar do a resit in November
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(Original post by excaliburnus)
I think I remember someone telling me something like this a few weeks ago (but for another subject).
Is this true then?


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lmao
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Its a great idea!
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that is the exact same situation at my school....
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If it was true surely all schools would 'accidentally' give foundation papers?! It's unfair to foundation students as it will push the grade boundaries right up, and clearly unfair to other higher students if people doing a far easier paper can get an A*.
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Schools don't do that. They hand out the paper and ask pupils to check if they have the correct level and if he's done foundation no chance of an A* as that need all three highera


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This is highly unlikely. This changes everything. He will not get that A* from this foundation paper and most likely will have to resit.
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I think it's unfair on him to have to resit if the school was given the wrong paper, perhaps they will take his mark from the next paper
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To all those saying its unfair to other students, that's true but likewise its true that it's unfair to the candidates sitting this paper... Admittedly though it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure he/she is sitting her correct paper
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yh he will i once got A in foundation it is bare rare but u can get it sometimes
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How the hell would the school even make that big of a ****-up :lolwut:
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No, it's never happened and never will happen. Foundation paper- G-C grade. Higher paper- D-A*. The exam board would never do that.
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