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    This may seem an odd question...

    As we all know, A-Levels are much, much harder than GCSEs/IGCSEs.

    But my question is this:

    Is it harder to get a C on an A-Level than a C on a GCSE/IGCSE?

    I ask because, if A-Levels are so much harder, aren't the grade boundaries much lower than that of GCSEs/IGCSEs?

    A C at A Level is usually 60% of the marks. I've asked a teacher before and usually you're two grades below at A Level what you were at GCSE. So if you took a B grade English Lit GCSE student you'd expect him to receive around a D at A Level.

    Is it harder to get a C on an A-Level than a C on a GCSE/IGCSE?

    Yes and the grade boundaries generally aren't lower but it's normally around 60% C 70% B 80% A etc etc. They're meant to be harder and people often get lower grades on average than they do at GCSE because they don't realise how much harder they are
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