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    Since we are the first year to do the new specification what does everyone think grade boundaries will be like?
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    The exams are going to be really hard
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    Yeah I know I am very scared lool
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    (Original post by medicine71012)
    Yeah I know I am very scared lool
    chemistry is usually 80% for A with PISS easy exams.
    Therefore based on the new exams and difficulty, even 60% for a A sounds cruel
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    I do 3 new courses (Chem, bio and English lit) and one old one (maths).

    In English, my teachers reckon that an A will be band 5/ top band 4, a b will be the rest of band 4, c will be top to mid band 3, d will be low band 3/ top band 2 and an e will be low band 2. They reckon band 1 will be a U.

    I'm the sciences, my school are saying that an E will be about 40% and then grade boundaries will be 10% apart, so an A will probably still be 80%. My bio teachers reckoned that for the specimen papers they would be slightly lower than this though. Certainly in chem and bio the course content is very similar on old and new so we've just been told to do the old spec papers and look at those grade boundaries for some idea. I reckon they may well be a bit lower than these markers though because no exam board wants everyone to fail in the first year of a new course!


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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    I do 3 new courses (Chem, bio and English lit) and one old one (maths).

    In English, my teachers reckon that an A will be band 5/ top band 4, a b will be the rest of band 4, c will be top to mid band 3, d will be low band 3/ top band 2 and an e will be low band 2. They reckon band 1 will be a U.

    I'm the sciences, my school are saying that an E will be about 40% and then grade boundaries will be 10% apart, so an A will probably still be 80%. My bio teachers reckoned that for the specimen papers they would be slightly lower than this though. Certainly in chem and bio the course content is very similar on old and new so we've just been told to do the old spec papers and look at those grade boundaries for some idea. I reckon they may well be a bit lower than these markers though because no exam board wants everyone to fail in the first year of a new course!


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    From previous years A is less than 80% for Biology and 85% for Chemistry
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    (Original post by Science_help)
    chemistry is usually 80% for A with PISS easy exams.
    Therefore based on the new exams and difficulty, even 60% for a A sounds cruel
    So you're saying the grade boundaries will hopefully fall?
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    I know they certainly are lower than those percentages previously, I guess my school want to be extra cautious with it being a new course.


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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    I know they certainly are lower than those percentages previously, I guess my school want to be extra cautious with it being a new course.


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    Oh okay I understand you now
 
 
 
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