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    So, I sat the gcse geography exam today and my topics were quite difficult, especially ice on the land (I also take the living world and water on the land too which were both relatively okay) but basically I've been seeing loads of different posts where people taking different topics are talking about how high the grade boundaries are going to be because their topics like the restless earth and the costal zone have been easier.
    I was just wondering if anyone knows how the boundaries are worked out for the paper because obviously if there are much harsher questions for one topic then surely it would be unfair to compare these marks to people who got a lot easier questions?

    I know theres nothing I can do now haha!
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    (Original post by f_und21)
    So, I sat the gcse geography exam today and my topics were quite difficult, especially ice on the land (I also take the living world and water on the land too which were both relatively okay) but basically I've been seeing loads of different posts where people taking different topics are talking about how high the grade boundaries are going to be because their topics like the restless earth and the costal zone have been easier.
    I was just wondering if anyone knows how the boundaries are worked out for the paper because obviously if there are much harsher questions for one topic then surely it would be unfair to compare these marks to people who got a lot easier questions?

    I know theres nothing I can do now haha!
    As far as I am aware, the boundaries are calculated based on marks for the paper (regardless of topics sat). The exam board will have tried to make the questions of equal difficulty to make it fair, but there's not much you can do except revise well for the human paper. Chances are you may find your topics slightly easier than others on the second paper.
 
 
 
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