Poll: How many marks, out of 270 will be a Grade A
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210-219 (6)
7.59%
200-209 (15)
18.99%
190-199 (7)
8.86%
180-189 (9)
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OCR Biology is over, Paper 1 had the question where no formula was included, but the marks allocated for that question will still count.

Paper 1 was out of 100 marks, paper 2 was out of 100 marks; and paper 3 out of 70 marks. This means the total marks are 270.
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(Original post by darsh shah)
OCR Biology is over, Paper 1 had the question where no formula was included, but the marks allocated for that question will still count.

Paper 1 was out of 100 marks, paper 2 was out of 100 marks; and paper 3 out of 70 marks. This means the total marks are 270.
It'll be about:

~180/270 = A*
~162/270 = A
~144/270 = B
~126/270 = C
~108/270 = D
~90/270 = E
~0-89/270 = U

The are just guesstimates so please bear this in mind.
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It'll be about:

~180/270 = A*
~162/270 = A
~144/270 = B
~126/270 = C
~108/270 = D
~90/270 = E
~0-89/270 = U

The are just guesstimates so please bear this in mind.
I do agree that all 3 papers have been ridiculous, but 180 is 67%. Considering the standard is 80% for an A, i personally don't think OCR would go below 73% which is almost 200/270
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I do agree that all 3 papers have been ridiculous, but 180 is 67%. Considering the standard is 80% for an A, i personally don't think OCR would go below 73% which is almost 200/270
Well, we don't know the grade boundaries until a day before results day (16/08/17) so it's anyone's guess until then

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I do agree that all 3 papers have been ridiculous, but 180 is 67%. Considering the standard is 80% for an A, i personally don't think OCR would go below 73% which is almost 200/270
80% is not and has never been a standard for an A in biology. It's usually around 65-68%. These tests were harder than usual and historically, A*s have been lower than 67% for OCR so I think the guesstimates are realistic. Even last year, AS papers were quite easy and yet it was in the 60%s for both papers for an A.
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A* is usually 70% in biology and was like 90% in the f214 fact recall question papers;

Since the paper were a lot more applied than expected the grade boundaries should be around following-

A* ~ 175 ± 3
A ~ 162 ± 4
B ~ 152 ± 3
C ~ 138 ± 7
D ~ 130 ± 3
E~ 108 ± 2

They are usually really packed together and aren't separated over a variety of marks
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