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    Does anyone know how the exam boards decide on the grade boundaries? Is it already set or?
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    It's based on how well people do, it scales off that. If everyone does poorly then boundaries are low.

    So it's not really about beating the paper it's about beating the others who take it.


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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    It's based on how well people do, it scales off that. If everyone does poorly then boundaries are low.

    So it's not really about beating the paper it's about beating the others who take it.


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    Oh right thanks.
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    If everyone in England does bad... they lower them....

    If everyone in England does amazing... they put them up.


    Aim high... When I did my GCSE maths to pass it went from a 46 one year to a 63.. So aim high
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    If everyone in England does bad... they lower them....

    If everyone in England does amazing... they put them up.


    Aim high... When I did my GCSE maths to pass it went from a 46 one year to a 63.. So aim high
    Yeah will try my best, and what a jump! Thanks, I understand it much better now.
 
 
 
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