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    Do you guys think that the grade boundaries are going to be significantly higher because for example for AQA chemistry last year 50 was an A* and in 2014 47 was an A*
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    I thought grade boundaries were based on how hard/easy people found the exams?
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    Boundaries are dependant on how many people do good or bad each year. Can't really see A* being above 52 AT MAX.
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    (Original post by luciie)
    I thought grade boundaries were based on how hard/easy people found the exams?
    Yup! it is based on how people found it but do you think it's gonna go up? well if the exam is easy they yeah, right?
    Thank you anyways! xo
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    (Original post by ShaikhaAlK)
    Do you guys think that the grade boundaries are going to be significantly higher because for example for AQA chemistry last year 50 was an A* and in 2014 47 was an A*
    Nobody, not even examiners, knows at this stage what the grade boundaries are going to be, and that is because they are not set until all the papers have been sat and marked.
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    (Original post by luciie)
    I thought grade boundaries were based on how hard/easy people found the exams?
    Yup! it is based on how people found it but do you think it's gonna go up? well if the exam is easy they yeah, right?

    Thank you anyways! xo
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    looking at my years attempts at science, they aren't going up
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    (Original post by ShaikhaAlK)
    Do you guys think that the grade boundaries are going to be significantly higher because for example for AQA chemistry last year 50 was an A* and in 2014 47 was an A*
    No, it's just that the papers were easier last year for C1 and C2. Like you can see with C3 (which was quite challenging) was 40 for an A*. It's just altering. The situation is worse for AS tbh, like to get an A in Core 1 Maths is increasing on a yearly basis.
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    (Original post by waagh)
    Boundaries are dependant on how many people do good or bad each year. Can't really see A* being above 52 AT MAX.
    Thank you!xo
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    (Original post by luciie)
    I thought grade boundaries were based on how hard/easy people found the exams?
    True , if students found the exam extremely hard the grade boundaries would be
    quite low
    just a tip, on chemistry C3 will have the highest grade boundary
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    (Original post by neil20143)
    No, it's just that the papers were easier last year for C1 and C2. Like you can see with C3 (which was quite challenging) was 40 for an A*. It's just altering. The situation is worse for AS tbh, like to get an A in Core 1 Maths is increasing on a yearly basis.
    Oh haha I hope they are even easier this year (: OMG im so sorry if you're doing AS maths I hope they are not too high this year! xo
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    (Original post by AmirahxRashid)
    just a tip, on chemistry C3 will have the highest grade boundary
    Wait by highest do you mean it would be the hardest do get an A*? xo
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    they are. It has gone from 39 to 47 to 50 in three years time. Anyone who says otherwise about GCSE science says rubbish
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    to be honest it's hard to tell if boundaries are going to rise or fall, for a lot of subjects they'll be really high one year and then lower the next. But it does depend on the difficulty of the paper
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Nobody, not even examiners, knows at this stage what the grade boundaries are going to be, and that is because they are not set until all the papers have been sat and marked.
    Ohh! I see so they won't know until after exams
    Thank you! xo
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    (Original post by ShaikhaAlK)
    Ohh! I see so they won't know until after exams
    Thank you! xo
    No. The boundaries are adjusted when all the marks are in so that the same proportion of grades is maintained from year to year (roughly). If the paper is hard, the boundaries will be lower and if it is easier then they will be higher. It's more or less supposed to make it so that you get the grade you would have always got in comparison with your peers, no matter how hard or easy the paper is.
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    Maybe they're increasing because students are getting smarter/working harder for these exams each year :dontknow:
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    (Original post by ShaikhaAlK)
    Wait by highest do you mean it would be the hardest do get an A*? xo
    Yes, because it has less content than C1 and C2
    but GOOD LUCK to all of us
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    (Original post by surina16)
    Maybe they're increasing because students are getting smarter/working harder for these exams each year :dontknow:
    They are also doing it because more pupils are getting A*
    so they are increasing the grade boundaries so there is more competition
    for jobs, as jobs are decreasing
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    No, They are going down. I can see it happening.
 
 
 
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