How are almost 10,000 people this ignorant of how exams work?

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StarfishJ
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There's a petition to try and get Edexcel to lower the grade boundaries for today's exams.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/l...excel-paper-1h

Almost 10,000 signatures?

The people signing this obviously have no idea how exams and grade boundaries actually work. They are set so that a certain percentage of people get a certain grade - this means that if the paper was harder, the grade boundaries will get lower because less people will do well. The fact that people think they can just "petition" to get Edexcel to lower the grade boundaries is so cringe-worthy it hurts, and makes it seem like people sitting exams are totally ignorant. This stuff gives us all a bad rep.
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These are GCSE students we're talking about. Little pups, it's like watching them play pretend politics!
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"a level questions" lol
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If you find GCSE maths hard then you should probably just give up on your education all together.
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I have been on here for three years now, and I swear that every mathematics paper is a 'horrible' paper as far as TSR is concerned.

'A-Level questions' .
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If you find GCSE maths hard then you should probably just give up on your education all together.
Exactly. I think the highlight of that page is the comments. Someone said this:

"I want to do medicine so I need an A in marhs and now my life is gnna be ruined because of the grade boundaries"

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry
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a bunch of dumb kids is all
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im a maths teacher.... how can i help?
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LOLOLOL made my day
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(Original post by Smug Life)
If you find GCSE maths hard then you should probably just give up on your education all together.
I find maths hard... I've been getting As in pretty hard courses... not everything revolves around STEM.
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maths AS isnt that bad, but some find A2 quite a jump and a challenge.
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I find maths hard... I've been getting As in pretty hard courses... not everything revolves around STEM.
nearly everything of value does
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How hard was this paper?
I did AQA, so I wouldn't know.
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anyone doing Mechanics 1 this year?
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nearly everything of value does
What is STEM?
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Does anyone have a copy of the paper?
I would love to see these A level questions....imagine having then integrate Cos(2x)sin^2(x)


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(Original post by martymaths)
What is STEM?
Science Technology Engineering Maths and Medicine
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(Original post by Smug Life)
If you find GCSE maths hard then you should probably just give up on your education all together.
You're telling me that back in year 10 or 11 when you did gcse maths you didn't make mistakes or find it hard??

edit: glad to see people agree with me Good luck for any exams left and hoping you get the results you wanted!!
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(Original post by Smug Life)
Science Technology Engineering Maths and Medicine
Medicine? Haha


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Medicine? Haha


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people often use STEMM


(Original post by Azula)
You're telling me that back in year 10 or 11 when you did gcse maths you didn't make mistakes or find it hard??
i made a few silly mistakes in the exams, so i didn't get everything right. i didn't find the exams hard though.
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