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    Ok so we just had two of new 9-1 specification exams taken this year and with the grade boundaries being at an astonishingly low level compared to previous year but with the same percentage of students achieving the new grade 9 as said before the
    examinations (3%).

    With this in mind, I think it's relatively safe to assume that the new 9-1 subjects taken for the first time this year should follow a similar pattern however we shouldn't expect it to be applied to the 9-1 maths and english as it's already taken place once and a good amount of students will have access to some revision materials unlike the previous students.

    What does everyone think about it?
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    I think it's a bit scary considering that because you're actually ranked, you could be pushed down grades even if you get a high score, however I think I overestimate the rest of the country a bit.
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    I agree as so many teachers are unwlling to give students a level 9 as they dont know what it looks like. I know that in my year 10 mocks teachers in my school were saying that they won't give people a 9 unless they got around 98% but now they found out that in maths 80% was considered a 9 last year they have become more lenient in their grade boundaries which is amazing for us as I truly believed up to year 11 that a 9 would be impossible.
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    (Original post by brownguytorule)
    Ok so we just had two of new 9-1 specification exams taken this year and with the grade boundaries being at an astonishingly low level compared to previous year but with the same percentage of students achieving the new grade 9 as said before the
    examinations (3%).

    With this in mind, I think it's relatively safe to assume that the new 9-1 subjects taken for the first time this year should follow a similar pattern however we shouldn't expect it to be applied to the 9-1 maths and english as it's already taken place once and a good amount of students will have access to some revision materials unlike the previous students.

    What does everyone think about it?
    I did the 9-1 maths and english last year, and it wasn`t that difficult. Believe me, if you put the minimum amount of work and concentartion into your study you will succeed. I came in year 10 in UK and I still got a grade 6 in maths, and with the new 9-1 system.
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    (Original post by brownguytorule)
    Ok so we just had two of new 9-1 specification exams taken this year and with the grade boundaries being at an astonishingly low level compared to previous year but with the same percentage of students achieving the new grade 9 as said before the
    examinations (3%).

    With this in mind, I think it's relatively safe to assume that the new 9-1 subjects taken for the first time this year should follow a similar pattern however we shouldn't expect it to be applied to the 9-1 maths and english as it's already taken place once and a good amount of students will have access to some revision materials unlike the previous students.

    What does everyone think about it?
    Everyone fixates over grade boundaries, they mean absolutely nothing. They're raised or lowered depending on the entire country's performance compared to the previous year, so if you write a grade 9 worthy piece of work that includes everything in the grade 9 descriptors you'll get a grade 9 anyway, no matter what the boundary is.

    As they're adjusted to make the marking consistent compared to previous years a figure means nothing at all. If next year you get the amount of marks needed this year to get a 9 but you get an 8, you produced a grade 8 piece of work when taken into the context of how everyone else did and how many people performed well over this year's grade 9 boundary next year, so the boundaries mean nothing at all.
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    (Original post by Bogdan2000)
    I did the 9-1 maths and english last year, and it wasn`t that difficult. Believe me, if you put the minimum amount of work and concentartion into your study you will succeed. I came in year 10 in UK and I still got a grade 6 in maths, and with the new 9-1 system.
    That's pretty impressive dude
 
 
 

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