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Does anyone know about the grade boundaries for edexcel AS GCE biology chemistry and pure mathematics?
And how are the UMS marks calculated?
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(Original post by Joseph)
Does anyone know about the grade boundaries for edexcel AS GCE biology chemistry and pure mathematics?
And how are the UMS marks calculated?
I thought grade boundaries were set after all the papers have been marked, then they decide x% get an A and y% get a B etc.
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I thought grade boundaries were set after all the papers have been marked, then they decide x% get an A and y% get a B etc.
In normal circumstances, on what the exam board would probably call a perfect paper, both in the questions, and the way the students answered it;

80 % = A
70 % = B
60 % = C
50 % = D
40 % = E
< 40 % = U

This from the fact that this is how a paper weighted UMS 100, is broken down for the grades.

However, there are abnormalities to this, Edexcels Pure 3 with be this years key example, and if a paper was found especially hard they may move the boundary down a few percent so that say 76 % gets you an A, still worth 80 on the UMS and so on and so on going down the grading ladder.
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A few percent for P3. No way! It's gotta be a lot more than 4 percent, because that small a difference won't help many people at all. At least i hope that they move the boundaries down by more than that.
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