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    I remember people complaining about last years papers, however it seems the grade boundaries are high for 2015.

    I personally found this to be the hardest C1 edexcel paper compared to past ones.

    I was an early entry and did C1 last year. I went over the questions with my mates from this C1 exam and the only reason it was arguable harder than last year was because you had to deal with fractions a lot, as opposed to whole numbers. Other than that, the content was fairly simple. They might go down, but I don't think they will go down by a lot.

    Every year some people complain that the paper was too hard and some newspapers decide to hype it up to attract readers.

    I personally thought it was a fair paper and expect average grade boundaries, there was nothing in there unusual apart from more fractions than past years, which A-level students should be able to cope with anyway.
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    No, it was an easy paper, so expect high grade boundaries; above 60 for an A.


    Unlikely to change a lot. It's pretty apparent that the C1 papers are getting a bit more difficult over the past few years. My theory behind this is because each year the students and teachers get better at learning and teaching the content, so naturally exam scores will rise - to combat this the papers needed discriminate more between the higher and lower ability students. It's a similar case with the science exams too - we're so late into the specifications that everyone knows what to expect. And obviously the exam boards don't want everyone to score 100% otherwise it's a pointless exam. Lowering the grade boundaries would defeat the purpose of making the papers more "difficult". Either way, the same number of students should achieve each grade
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