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GCSE Edexcel Maths - V.Low boundaries? watch

1. hi

does anyone know the grade boundaries for this years GCSE Edexcel Maths Higher Linear paper? id like to know because i think they were really low!!! My whole year seriously KNEW WE HAD FAILED, but most of us didnt somehow??? Anyone else have this happen to them?
2. Yeah that happened to us as well...most people were convinced they'd failed or scraped a C by the skin of their teeth. Most people I've spoken to have got an A or B in Maths and one or two people (myself included ) got A*s - I think Edexcel realised they set too many difficult questions and adjusted the boundaries to be nice and low so people who should have done well did do well....

Gav
3. They indeed must have been low, for the first paper at least, since I made a few errors that would have normally dropped my uniform mark by a few, but even with them, I gained a uniform mark of 300/300. The grade boundaries were lower for two reasons:

-The questions were harder so the average mark was much lower
-More people took the Edexcel Higher tier (for paper 18 that I know) rather than the most able students so the average mark would have been lower for this reason as well. In fact, the grade boundary for the easy 2003 paper was 55/62 for an A*, contrasting to 2002's specimen boundary of something like 38, which is probably a similar boundary to the 2004 GCSE paper.
4. http://www.mathsnet.net/forums/index...ST&f=11&t=859&

5. so for Higher in total A* is 165/248 - I thought they'd be low...but not that low...but hey I'm really not complaining at all
6. (Original post by distortedgav)
so for Higher in total A* is 165/248 - I thought they'd be low...but not that low...but hey I'm really not complaining at all
thats way too low...
7. 67% should be a high C, not an A*
8. Not on Higher it shouldn't - 67 is normally around an A...on intermediate it'd be a high C though I would have thought.
9. thats way too low...
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The grade boundaries quoted on the link are from official sources and are similar to June 2003 EDEXCEL maths GCSE grade boundaries.
10. Can i just ask arent the grades out of 480 collectively??
so how did you work out the marks out of 248.. i assume you received your marks.How did you kno which papers applied to the higher tier??

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