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    I really need a 7 for maths to get into sixth form but my teacher said the grade boundaries depend on the whole nation. I got the highest grade in my year which is 164/240 and my teacher said it was a 7 but I'm not sure if i should believe her when the real grade boundaries are not out?

    Hello davidpoku,

    Since it's the first year that anyone will be doing the 9-1 GCSEs, I'm almost certain that the grade boundaries will be particularly low this year. 164/240 is roughly 70%, which I believe would be a 7.

    In addition, the grade boundaries will be calculated, as stated by Ofqual, using a mix of criterion-referred testing, which is set grade boundaries that don't depend on the national average, and norm-referred testing, which does depend on the national average. It has been stated that grades 1, 4 and 7 will be calculated using a norm-referred approach, and the grades in between will be calculated using a criterion-referred approach.

    You should also consider that there is several months before your exam, so don't stress out too much.

    Hope this helps!

    ~ Coruscion
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