Unfair how they grade GCSE English Lit? Watch

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The way that English Lit is graded is that the grade boundaries for the two papers added together are the same, no matter which book you have chosen. So whether you picked Romeo and Juliet or Much ado about nothing, you will have the same grade boundaries.

Does this not seem unfair to people? That the people on Romeo and Juliet had a really hard question on serveants, while the people doing Much Ado about Nothing had a pretty nice obvious question on one of the main characters. Surely, the people doing Romeo and Juliet would obviously do worse due to the harder question so should surely have grade boundaries specifically tailored to the pieces they chose.

Am I on to something here? Or am I misunderstanding something.

Frankly, when it's all said and done, I want to see statistics of which proportion of people who got 7-9 chose which text in comparison with the number of candidates who chose that text in general.

P.S This is me speaking as someone who is doing Much Ado, so no bitterness here.
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The way that English Lit is graded is that the grade boundaries for the two papers added together are the same, no matter which book you have chosen. So whether you picked Romeo and Juliet or Much ado about nothing, you will have the same grade boundaries.

Does this not seem unfair to people? That the people on Romeo and Juliet had a really hard question on serveants, while the people doing Much Ado about Nothing had a pretty nice obvious question on one of the main characters. Surely, the people doing Romeo and Juliet would obviously do worse due to the harder question so should surely have grade boundaries specifically tailored to the pieces they chose.

Am I on to something here? Or am I misunderstanding something.

Frankly, when it's all said and done, I want to see statistics of which proportion of people who got 7-9 chose which text in comparison with the number of candidates who chose that text in general.

P.S This is me speaking as someone who is doing Much Ado, so no bitterness here.
I agree.I do great expectations and we had a question on magwitch!!The book is 500 pages long and he appears in less then 15% of the book!!
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