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Anyone want to start by predicting the grade boundariesfor theGCSE exams this year? Predict as many as you like but remember to state the exam board, subject and unit!
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OCR B1,C1,P1 = A*:60,A:50,B:40.
OCR B2,C2,P2 = A*:68,A:56,B:44.
Edexcel maths = A*:160,A:130,B:98-100.
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Edexcel Maths: A* - 169, A - 135, B - 100, C - 65.
CIE IGCSE English Language: A* - 108, A - 98, B - 78, C - 68.
OCR Gateway P1P2P3: A* - 57, A - 46, B - 37, C - 29.
OCR Gateway P4P5P6: A* - 55, A - 44, B - 35, C - 29.
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(Original post by Fnt1klo)
OCR B1,C1,P1 = A*:60,A:50,B:40.
OCR B2,C2,P2 = A*:68,A:56,B:44.
Edexcel maths = A*:160,A:130,B:98-100.
Hey mate!
I did my math gcse from the board edexcel this may. I did maths A(3hr&4hr). I feel I lost about 19marks in 3hr and around 20 marks in 4hr. Do you think I still have a chance to get an A*?
and how do you calculate the grade boundary out of 200?
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Edexcel Maths: A* - 169, A - 135, B - 100, C - 65.
CIE IGCSE English Language: A* - 108, A - 98, B - 78, C - 68.
OCR Gateway P1P2P3: A* - 57, A - 46, B - 37, C - 29.
OCR Gateway P4P5P6: A* - 55, A - 44, B - 35, C - 29.
mate, for math, did you do 3h and 4h or 3hr and 4hr? i guess thats a little too high for the math gcse. im just curious. has it ever gone that high?
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mate, for math, did you do 3h and 4h or 3hr and 4hr? i guess thats a little too high for the math gcse. im just curious. has it ever gone that high?
I did GCSE not iGCSE.
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I did GCSE not iGCSE.
i did gsce too, my bad.
isnt it high for gcse?
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i did gsce too, my bad.
isnt it high for gcse?
A* has been 169/200 once before. Most of the 'hard' elements of the 2016 paper was focused upon grade B and A objectives rather than A* ones, which were quite decent in my opinion. I'd say definitely more than 165 but no more than 170.
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A* has been 169/200 once before. Most of the 'hard' elements of the 2016 paper was focused upon grade B and A objectives rather than A* ones, which were quite decent in my opinion. I'd say definitely more than 165 but no more than 170.
thank you!
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thank you!
The reason I put 169/200 for A*: I have seen so many posts on TSR of people saying 'I got [insert number between 160 and 170], will this be an A*??'. Unfortunately, exam boards are quite mean in which they will put the A* grade boundary just above the threshold so that many will miss out on the grade by one or two marks. It's happened to me before in November, I got 166 and A* was 167. They put this here because there were many like me with the 166 mark. So my rationale is that so many people are worried about getting an A* with marks mainly between 162-168, so I predict A* at 169.
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Edexcel Maths: A* - 169, A - 135, B - 100, C - 65.
CIE IGCSE English Language: A* - 108, A - 98, B - 78, C - 68.
OCR Gateway P1P2P3: A* - 57, A - 46, B - 37, C - 29.
OCR Gateway P4P5P6: A* - 55, A - 44, B - 35, C - 29.
mate, one more thing. isn't english first language english out of
100(50 in coursework and the other 50 in the exam)?
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mate, one more thing. isn't english first language english out of
100(50 in coursework and the other 50 in the exam)?
I do 0522 opt BS, so 50 CW, 50 exam, 25 speaking.
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Edexcel Maths: A* - 169, A - 135, B - 100, C - 65.
CIE IGCSE English Language: A* - 108, A - 98, B - 78, C - 68.
OCR Gateway P1P2P3: A* - 57, A - 46, B - 37, C - 29.
OCR Gateway P4P5P6: A* - 55, A - 44, B - 35, C - 29.
169? Goodbye A*...
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169? Goodbye A*...
It will most likely be lower, but I'm just being realistic. Edexcel like to set the boundary just above the majority mark in the 160s and allow 5% to get A*.
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The reason I put 169/200 for A*: I have seen so many posts on TSR of people saying 'I got [insert number between 160 and 170], will this be an A*??'. Unfortunately, exam boards are quite mean in which they will put the A* grade boundary just above the threshold so that many will miss out on the grade by one or two marks. It's happened to me before in November, I got 166 and A* was 167. They put this here because there were many like me with the 166 mark. So my rationale is that so many people are worried about getting an A* with marks mainly between 162-168, so I predict A* at 169.
that makes a lot of sense.
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It will most likely be lower, but I'm just being realistic. Edexcel like to set the boundary just above the majority mark in the 160s and allow 5% to get A*.
Oh right. I knew they'd most definitely be higher than 2015 but I didn't think it would be as high as 169 (especially when 2014 was 164 for an A*)
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I do 0522 opt BS, so 50 CW, 50 exam, 25 speaking.
oh alright
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Oh right. I knew they'd most definitely be higher than 2015 but I didn't think it would be as high as 169 (especially when 2014 was 164 for an A*)
2014 saw an unexpected tough question however. The question relied on knowing the km to miles conversion that many A* students did not know. This question was worth 4 marks. When speaking to my teacher about it he said that very few A* students got the marks so it kind of makes sense. I can't think of any questions like that or ridiculously difficult ones (like the complex shapes grain question in 2015) on the 2016 paper. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the hardest question relied on knowing how to work out the area of a triangle using surds, which I admit was difficult, but it was worth 3 marks. After looking at the official mark scheme for that question, marks were quite accessible as well.
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Ocr 21st Chem: 46/47 out of 60 (A*)
Ocr 21st physics: 38/39 out of 60 (A*)
Ocr 21st biology: 43/44 out of 60 (A*

My thoughts for the ocr 21st century exams, what do you guys think?
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2014 saw an unexpected tough question however. The question relied on knowing the km to miles conversion that many A* students did not know. This question was worth 4 marks. When speaking to my teacher about it he said that very few A* students got the marks so it kind of makes sense. I can't think of any questions like that or ridiculously difficult ones (like the complex shapes grain question in 2015) on the 2016 paper. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the hardest question relied on knowing how to work out the area of a triangle using surds, which I admit was difficult, but it was worth 3 marks. After looking at the official mark scheme for that question, marks were quite accessible as well.
Yeah, I guess. I made quite a few silly mistakes, mainly in the non-calc.
They have the official mark scheme out?
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