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    (Original post by NateRiver)
    Yeah our teacher doesn't believe these boundaries are good but it has been based on the results of all the participants in these mocks. Seems that they were found to be quite difficult.
    In your school, or of a sample of schools?
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    In your school, or of a sample of schools?
    Of all the schools that took part and submitted their results to Edexcel before the 13th of January.
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    ez, my target is 8 but my teacher thinks I can get a 9. I'm doing AQA maths it's really not that bad
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    (Original post by NateRiver)
    Of all the schools that took part and submitted their results to Edexcel before the 13th of January.
    That is actually quite interesting, but:

    • The papers test on the whole course, whereas most teachers haven't finished teaching the whole course.
    • Students would be significantly less prepared.
    • Students have had significantly less time to practice (kind of links in with the first)
    • Students would apply a more relaxed work ethic, as it is only mocks, and thus would see that reflected within their results.

    I am therefore unsure as to whether we can take the boundary to be accurate, or not.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    That is actually quite interesting, but:

    • The papers test on the whole course, whereas most teachers haven't finished teaching the whole course.
    • Students would be significantly less prepared.
    • Students have had significantly less time to practice (kind of links in with the first)
    • Students would apply a more relaxed work ethic, as it is only mocks, and thus would see that reflected within their results.

    I am therefore unsure as to whether we can take the boundary to be accurate, or not.
    Exactly.

    Did you sit these exams yourself? If so, how did you find them?
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    (Original post by NateRiver)
    Exactly.

    Did you sit these exams yourself? If so, how did you find them?
    I did, yes, and I found them to be quite reasonable difficulty-wise. I probably got something in the region of the mid-high 220s.
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    It isn't as bad as I hoped, but there are obvious areas of concern for me, but these were on the old spec. The key thing is to practise with this exam.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    That is actually quite interesting, but:

    • The papers test on the whole course, whereas most teachers haven't finished teaching the whole course.
    • Students would be significantly less prepared.
    • Students have had significantly less time to practice (kind of links in with the first)
    • Students would apply a more relaxed work ethic, as it is only mocks, and thus would see that reflected within their results.

    I am therefore unsure as to whether we can take the boundary to be accurate, or not.
    The Edexcel mock statistics were very very low (only 20% scored more than 86/240). But you're correct that these shouldn't be used to predict grade boundaries since these mocks were taken 5-6 months before the real exam.
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    (Original post by notnek)
    The Edexcel mock statistics were very very low (only 20% scored more than 86/240). But you're correct that these shouldn't be used to predict grade boundaries since these mocks were taken 5-6 months before the real exam.
    Wow, I knew it was low, but I didn't know it was that low.
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    The grading system is piss takin, they're trying to ruin us on purpose. They want us to be machines.
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    Most people in my school got less than 100/240, only because in January we weren't taught the whole spec.
    I self learned the whole specification, did lots of past paper questions, lots of revision and went through absolutely everything, that's how I got a 9. (It's perfectly possible, I was predicted a 6 before my mocks...)
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    yeah same i was predicted a 5 and i got a 7 its a good start i guess??
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    Most people in my school got less than 100/240, only because in January we weren't taught the whole spec.
    I self learned the whole specification, did lots of past paper questions, lots of revision and went through absolutely everything, that's how I got a 9. (It's perfectly possible, I was predicted a 6 before my mocks...)
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    yeah same i was predicted a 5 and i got a 7 its a good start i guess??
    An excellent start, I'm pretty sure you'll get an 8/9.
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    lets hope so
    and why are u labelled quizlet??
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    An excellent start, I'm pretty sure you'll get an 8/9.
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    (Original post by unillama)
    lets hope so
    and why are u labelled quizlet??
    Quizlet is hot
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    ahhhhhhhha i agree !!!
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    Quizlet is hot
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    (Original post by Misaki24)
    Im finding the content fine, but the exams are a total disaster
    soo true
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    I'm finding it hard some topics make sense, some just confuse me. I'm just happy with a B at this point
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    (Original post by Quizlet)
    Most people in my school got less than 100/240, only because in January we weren't taught the whole spec.
    I self learned the whole specification, did lots of past paper questions, lots of revision and went through absolutely everything, that's how I got a 9. (It's perfectly possible, I was predicted a 6 before my mocks...)
    thats sickkkkkk! where do u revise from i need to go from 4 to 6 in three months! :afraid:
 
 
 
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