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Does anyone know the grade boundaries for A, B, and C in particular?

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Not sure. I'm trying to find out too!
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44 for a C with AQA psychology A. Raised by 6 marks as it was 38 last year.
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Does anyone know the grade boundaries for A, B, and C in particular?

Much appreciated.
What exam board did you sit the exams with?

If it was AQA then could you also specify whether it was Psychology (A) or Psychology (B).
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Hey there,

Like others have said, it would be good if you could specify the exam board that you want to see the grade boundaries for

There is a list of grade boundaries from various exam boards here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2761600 if you want to look at any other subjects as well as Psychology.

Although, to save you the trouble; I've complied a list below for each exam board and their grade boundaries for Psychology -

Edexcel
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Unit 1:
A = 43
B = 40
C = 37
D = 34
E = 31

Unit 2:
A = 60
B = 54
C = 49
D = 44
E = 39

AQA
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Psychology (A) Unit 1:
A = 54
B = 49
C = 44
D = 39
E = 34

Psychology (A) Unit 2:
A = 50
B = 44
C = 38
D = 32
E = 27
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Psychology (B) Unit 1:
A = 41
B = 36
C = 32
D = 28
E = 24

Psychology (B) Unit 2
A = 42
B = 36
C = 30
D = 25
E = 20

OCR
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G541 (Psychology investigations):
A = 48
B = 44
C = 40
D = 36
E = 32


G542 (Core studies):
A = 81
B = 73
C = 65
D = 57
E = 49

WJEC
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PY1 (Approaches in Psychology):
A = 49
B = 43
C = 37
D = 31
E = 26

PY2 (Core studies):
A = 57
B = 49
C = 41
D = 33
E = 26

I hope this helps!
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Hey there,

Like others have said, it would be good if you could specify the exam board that you want to see the grade boundaries for

There is a list of grade boundaries from various exam boards here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2761600 if you want to look at any other subjects as well as Psychology.

Although, to save you the trouble; I've complied a list below for each exam board and their grade boundaries for Psychology -

Edexcel
Spoiler:
Show
Unit 1:
A = 43
B = 40
C = 37
D = 34
E = 31

Unit 2:
A = 60
B = 54
C = 49
D = 44
E = 39

AQA
Spoiler:
Show
Psychology (A) Unit 1:
A = 54
B = 49
C = 44
D = 39
E = 34

Psychology (A) Unit 2:
A = 50
B = 44
C = 38
D = 32
E = 27
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Psychology (B) Unit 1:
A = 41
B = 36
C = 32
D = 28
E = 24

Psychology (B) Unit 2
A = 42
B = 36
C = 30
D = 25
E = 20

OCR
Spoiler:
Show
G541 (Psychology investigations):
A = 48
B = 44
C = 40
D = 36
E = 32


G542 (Core studies):
A = 81
B = 73
C = 65
D = 57
E = 49

WJEC
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PY1 (Approaches in Psychology):
A = 49
B = 43
C = 37
D = 31
E = 26

PY2 (Core studies):
A = 57
B = 49
C = 41
D = 33
E = 26

I hope this helps!
Massively appreciated for the detailed answer!
Although I'm confused as my results don't fit in to these criteria.

I sat the AQA A, and got a B overall. But on my results I have 66 mark equivalent for unit 1, and 75 on unit b, so exceeding the given bandmarks?

Can you help me understand this?
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Massively appreciated for the detailed answer!
Although I'm confused as my results don't fit in to these criteria.

I sat the AQA A, and got a B overall. But on my results I have 66 mark equivalent for unit 1, and 75 on unit b, so exceeding the given bandmarks?

Can you help me understand this?
The marks that are shown on your results slip are ums scores, not raw marks which is what are grade boundaries show So you would have to convert your ums scores into raw marks to see what you got on each paper and then compare them to the grade boundaries. I have converted them for you using AQA's mark converter (http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums)

So;
Unit 1 - 66 UMS = 47 raw marks
Unit 2 - 75 UMS = 47 raw marks

Adding your UMS scores, that would give you 141 UMS overall; giving you your B grade I hope this explains why the results shown on your slip don't match the band marks!
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The marks that are shown on your results slip are ums scores, not raw marks which is what are grade boundaries show So you would have to convert your ums scores into raw marks to see what you got on each paper and then compare them to the grade boundaries. I have converted them for you using AQA's mark converter (http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums)

So;
Unit 1 - 66 UMS = 47 raw marks
Unit 2 - 75 UMS = 47 raw marks

Adding your UMS scores, that would give you 141 UMS overall; giving you your B grade I hope this explains why the results shown on your slip don't match the band marks!
Ah, I feel silly now for mixing the two!

Once again; I appreciate your help massively!
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Ah, I feel silly now for mixing the two!

Once again; I appreciate your help massively!
Aha it's alright, sometimes I find myself mixing up the two Always happy to help, and congratulations on your B grade in Psychology by the way!
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I did the Psychology AS with WJEC and am a bit confused that my UMS don't match the grade boundaries you've provided above - are these the raw marks and if so would you be able to transfer them into UMS as I don't seem to be able to find the boundaries anywhere else? Thanks
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I did the Psychology AS with WJEC and am a bit confused that my UMS don't match the grade boundaries you've provided above - are these the raw marks and if so would you be able to transfer them into UMS as I don't seem to be able to find the boundaries anywhere else? Thanks
The grade boundaries listed are raw marks, not UMS But yeah, I can transfer the boundaries into UMS:
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PY1 (Approaches in Psychology):
A = 64
B = 56
C = 48
D = 40
E = 32

PY2 (Core studies):
A = 96
B = 84
C = 72
D = 60
E = 48

If you want to compare your UMS with raw marks to see what mark you got on the paper, then you can refer here: https://www.wjecservices.co.uk/MarkToUMS/default.aspx

Change 'session' to GCE June, scroll down to Psychology and select the paper you want to look at under 'subject'; a table will show up that displays the grade boundaries (both raw marks and UMS) and underneath that, there is a table that shows what amount of raw marks equals to a particular UMS score (e.g. 24 raw marks = 29 UMS).

I hope this helps you out!
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