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Grade Boundaries WILL be LOWER this year ,woooaaahhh Watch

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    I know that there'd been some discussion regarding 2014 grade boundaries but I think I have a definitive answer. I am so sorry to have to quote the Daily Mail but I just found their article so I think I have a duty to share.So here's the key stuff:

    GCSE and A-level results will fall at some schools this summer following a crackdown on resits, watchdogs are warning.
    Blah blah blah...
    Guidance issued yesterday warns that pupils ‘who have not had the opportunity to re-sit will generally do less well’.
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    National results will be kept broadly in line with previous years to prevent unfairness to this summer’s candidates.
    Examiners will lower grade boundaries if necessary to ensure results remain consistent year-on-year.





    So can I be happy now?
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    And here's the link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...n-results.html
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    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! !!!!!!!!!!!

    Can't scream cuz like everyone is sleeping..
    Ya get me :sexface:
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    1. It's the Daily Fail, who use scare tactics and crap reporting.
    2. Boundaries is only mentioned once, 'if necessary', which it won't be to a massive extent. They always say that every year, and boundaries are raised or lowered every year anyway, if necessary.
    3. Nothing will be dramatically lowered. Live with it.
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    If necessary
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    well thats lame as ****. That means my year was probably the hardest of them all.
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    Thats great but doesn't it say 'if necessary'? How do they measure what's necessary!
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    (Original post by Pectorac)
    1. It's the Daily Fail, who use scare tactics and crap reporting.
    2. Boundaries is only mentioned once, 'if necessary', which it won't be to a massive extent. They always say that every year, and boundaries are raised or lowered every year anyway, if necessary.
    3. Nothing will be lowered. Live with it.
    I did apologise for quoting the Daily ****. But I think they are quoting an Ofqual agent and there is very little of their ****ty judgements in this article. But think about it. Pupils didnt take units in Jan and are less prepares, they should also retake AS level exams which they couldnt in Jan. There is a high chance that grade boundaries will be lower then.

    However, to be fair, I think- just think but not sure- there is a separate boundary for each grade. For example, for A they compare you with those who got A last year who are good students anyways and whether they are retaking or not isn't going to make a difference. But for C or even B I'm almost sure that they'll be lower.

    P.S all I want is 2 marks in History coursework. I got 40 but for an A it was 42 last year. So I dont expect a dramatic fall.
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    (Original post by arminb)
    I did apologise for quoting the Daily ****. But I think they are quoting an Ofqual agent and there is very little of their ****ty judgements in this article. But think about it. Pupils didnt take units in Jan and are less prepares, they should also retake AS level exams which they couldnt in Jan. There is a high chance that grade boundaries will be lower then.

    However, to be fair, I think- just think but not sure- there is a separate boundary for each grade. For example, for A they compare you with those who got A last year who are good students anyways and whether they are retaking or not isn't going to make a difference. But for C or even B I'm almost sure that they'll be lower.
    Again, basically every single boundary for every single paper is raised or lowered by a few marks every year. If it were officially from Ofqual, it would be on their website that everything will be lowered, which it isn't. Pupils who didn't take exams in January were more prepared, because they had more time to revise.

    Nothing dramatic will happen; the same things will happen in the same way as every year.
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    (Original post by thatswhy)
    If necessary
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    Thats great but doesn't it say 'if necessary'? How do they measure what's necessary!
    1. Guidance issued yesterday warns that pupils ‘who have not had the opportunity to re-sit will generally do less well’.

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    GCSE and A-level results will fall at some schools this summer following a crackdown on resits

    3.
    National results will be kept broadly in line with previous years to prevent unfairness to this summer’s candidates.

    = lower grade boundaries.
    'If necessary' comes from not being able to rest affecting pupils performance or not. But Ofqual says it will so there's a high chase because they are experts ( or are they?)
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    (Original post by Pectorac)
    Again, basically every single boundary for every single paper is raised or lowered by a few marks every year. If it were officially from Ofqual, it would be on their website that everything will be lowered, which it isn't. Pupils who didn't take exams in January were more prepared, because they had more time to revise.

    Nothing dramatic will happen; the same things will happen in the same way as every year.
    did you sit any A-level exams in June?
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    (Original post by arminb)
    did you sit any A-level exams in June?
    I took all my AS exams this May/June.
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    (Original post by Pectorac)
    I took all my AS exams this May/June.
    ok, fair enough. But I really hope they'll be lower. This is not fair to us because last year A2 candidates did have this opportunity and university offers remained the same. If other's didnt do that well I think it is necessary to reduce grade boundaries. Also, in my school, a lot of people are doing what's know as intensive A-Level course which is basically doing it all in one year. Last year, they did unit 1 and 3 in Jan and 2 and 4 in june but this year they had to do it all in June which is MUCH more difficult considering that it was their first time doing A-levels. But of course, they are a minority foreign students and their lower performance won't have a significant impact.
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    May the boundaries be ever in our favour
 
 
 
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