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    Okay So I get it that to achieve an A star you have to get 90 percent and over and if you want an A then you have to achieve 80 percent or over.
    My question is what are the grade boundaries or grade thresholds used for..
    Here's an example of one:
    http://papers.gceguide.com/A%20Level...702_s15_gt.pdf
    Can anyone explain the purpose of this document if an a star is by default set at 90 percent?
    This question is related to the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) exam board.
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    Hey guys
    Okay So I get it that to achieve an A star you have to get 90 percent and over and if you want an A then you have to achieve 80 percent or over.
    My question is what are the grade boundaries or grade thresholds used for..
    Here's an example of one:
    http://papers.gceguide.com/A%20Level...702_s15_gt.pdf
    Can anyone explain the purpose of this document if an a star is by default set at 90 percent?
    This question is related to the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) exam board.
    Those % are approximations.
    After the exams are marked the examiners meet to decide the exact mark required to be awarded a specific unit and overall grade. This is done to ensure comparable results between the different regional papers, comparable results from different papers over time and comparable results achieved from combining modular exams and resits taken in different exam sessions.


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