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1. Does anyone know the 1-9 GCSE grade boundaries for any subject? Post it below and this thread can help everyone. At the moment I’m going along the basis that a 6 is 60%, a 7 is 70%, an 8 80% etc. How accurate is that? I’d rather overestimate than underestimate. Thanks!
2. I think that it will be only a slight increase from last year in terms of English and Maths, however for the rest of the subjects (except subjects like Business), the grade boundaries will be quite low, as they are new exams.
3. (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
I think that it will be only a slight increase from last year in terms of English and Maths, however for the rest of the subjects (except subjects like Business), the grade boundaries will be quite low, as they are new exams.
Have you got the exact grade boundaries for all those subjects? Or a link to them? Thanks.
4. (Original post by s.m30)
Have you got the exact grade boundaries for all those subjects? Or a link to them? Thanks.
I'm sorry - I don't.
5. (Original post by s.m30)
Have you got the exact grade boundaries for all those subjects? Or a link to them? Thanks.
The grade boundaries won't be set until after all the exams have been taken and they have done the weighting and UMS
6. my old secondary school had some rough equivalents!
9 = top % of A* (still don't know exactly)
8 = A*
7 = A - A*
6 = B - A
5 = C - B
4 = C
3 = D
2 = E
1 = F
Not 100% sure about 1 2 and 3, but should be close enough.
Of course, these were estimates but they were pretty spot-on. I think some of your numbers are underestimates though, as I found that a C/4 is generally 55-60%, B is usually 70%, A was usually around 80%, and A* was normally at least 85%. In higher-scoring subjects such as Geography, they tended to be higher, in lower-scoring subjects such as Physics they were lower (< 70% for an A*). Sorry I can't be more precise as this was the old system, but hopefully it will give you a rough idea. It's also worth bearing in mind that they may end up being overestimates because the new exams are designed to be harder, and it's impossible to know at all for most subjects bc the exams are new. Good luck with your GCSEs!
7. (Original post by bennyboy26)
my old secondary school had some rough equivalents!
9 = top % of A* (still don't know exactly)
8 = A*
7 = A - A*
6 = B - A
5 = C - B
4 = C
3 = D
2 = E
1 = F
Not 100% sure about 1 2 and 3, but should be close enough.
Of course, these were estimates but they were pretty spot-on. I think some of your numbers are underestimates though, as I found that a C/4 is generally 55-60%, B is usually 70%, A was usually around 80%, and A* was normally at least 85%. In higher-scoring subjects such as Geography, they tended to be higher, in lower-scoring subjects such as Physics they were lower (< 70% for an A*). Sorry I can't be more precise as this was the old system, but hopefully it will give you a rough idea. It's also worth bearing in mind that they may end up being overestimates because the new exams are designed to be harder, and it's impossible to know at all for most subjects bc the exams are new. Good luck with your GCSEs!
Thanks so much, that was really helpful.

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