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    Do you think (because we are the first year to do all exams ranging from grade 9-1) they will have the grade boundaries really low, just like they did for the english and maths papers. (Only needed 42/80 in the maths paper to get grade 7). (for edexcel and AQA)
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    Grade boundaries aren't just a magic number. They are statistically set of a set percentage of people get each grade. I imagine it would be a tiny bit higher assuming the paper is of equal difficulty because schools have had one year to adjust to it.
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    Do you think (because we are the first year to do all exams ranging from grade 9-1) they will have the grade boundaries really low, just like they did for the english and maths papers. (Only needed 42/80 in the maths paper to get grade 7). (for edexcel and AQA)
    No one knows. They have to wait until everyone has sat the paper first to calculate the boundaries.

    Why does this matter? Just revise and try your best.
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    (Original post by ReadilySalted)
    Do you think (because we are the first year to do all exams ranging from grade 9-1) they will have the grade boundaries really low, just like they did for the english and maths papers. (Only needed 42/80 in the maths paper to get grade 7). (for edexcel and AQA)
    Probably, (as has been the trend for A-level, and as you mentioned, GCSE 9-1 reforms) but don't count on it.
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    if everyone in the country doesn't do very well the grade boundries would be low to ensure about the same percentage get a grade 4 as the old C grade.
    for english and maths i dont think the boundries will be very low as we would be the second year through
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    (Original post by ReadilySalted)
    Do you think (because we are the first year to do all exams ranging from grade 9-1) they will have the grade boundaries really low, just like they did for the english and maths papers. (Only needed 42/80 in the maths paper to get grade 7). (for edexcel and AQA)
    Because it’s a new system 9-1 people’s results as a whole may not be as high as the old system, therefore when they calculate the grade boundaries from an average of everyone’s scores then the may go down. It just depends on the subject and things, for geography aqa there’s only one past paper on the system so that’s a flaw in the new system so yeh it depends. But just revise as best u can
 
 
 
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