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    I remember last time in my December Mock the teachers sent the exams to an IGCSE English Language marker and I got a U. In my Recent mock my teachers marked it and moderated it and got a B (including my coursework).

    I'm really worried that this year the markers would be really harsh since we're the last year to sit these exams.

    Why do you think the markers are so harsh?
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    Maybe it was that one particular marker, I'm sure not all examiners are so harsh!
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    (Original post by Starlight15)
    I remember last time in my December Mock the teachers sent the exams to an IGCSE English Language marker and I got a U. In my Recent mock my teachers marked it and moderated it and got a B (including my coursework).

    I'm really worried that this year the markers would be really harsh since we're the last year to sit these exams.

    Why do you think the markers are so harsh?
    Teacher was being too generous.
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    (Original post by Starlight15)
    I remember last time in my December Mock the teachers sent the exams to an IGCSE English Language marker and I got a U. In my Recent mock my teachers marked it and moderated it and got a B (including my coursework).

    I'm really worried that this year the markers would be really harsh since we're the last year to sit these exams.

    Why do you think the markers are so harsh?
    Do you sit CIE? If so, that seems to be quite a common thing to be happening. The mark schemes are just really really particular. I think that in the real thing, your score should either be higher or the boundaries lower as it will be nationwide...(or at least that's what I'm hoping for!)
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    (Original post by metellaest)
    Do you sit CIE? If so, that seems to be quite a common thing to be happening. The mark schemes are just really really particular. I think that in the real thing, your score should either be higher or the boundaries lower as it will be nationwide...(or at least that's what I'm hoping for!)

    Yes, also the grade boundaries are too, my teacher told me that the difference between a D and an A is 5 mark
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    (Original post by Starlight15)
    Yes, also the grade boundaries are too, my teacher told me that the difference between a D and an A is 5 mark
    It's not so bad, most people at my school got either A or A* last year
 
 
 

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