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    Apparently this year they are going to lower the grade boundaries due to the difficulty of the exams?
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    (Original post by J_1234)
    Apparently this year they are going to lower the grade boundaries due to the difficulty of the exams?
    I read an article saying they were going to be lower but I'm not sure if I believe it to be honest. I found the second link about GCSE grade boundaries quite helpful.

    http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Education/article1442312.ece


    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2743928


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    There are so many theories such as reducing the 'Gove effect' by reducing boundaries but there has also been speculation that there is going to be a drop in the number of top grades. There is speculation like this every year before results come out and there was before A levels this year.

    I know for a fact that Edexcel produced some unexpected exams for A level however im not sure on their grade boundaries but i do know that the psychology results were higher than last year despite the papers having a 12 mark essay and then a second question which had 2 parts worth both 6 marks each- in theory 2 essay questions. I thought this would reduce the boundaries but apparently not.
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    Grade boundaries are based on results, a C will always be national average. If national average is 50/100 then that will be a C, if 30/100 or 80/100 is national average, these will be Cs. Results depend on how well we did, they're not set because you may end up wig everyone or no one getting an A*


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