AQA GCSE Maths 9-1 2018 Grade Boundaries Watch

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Do you think the grade boundaries will be higher or lower than last year(2017). I was thinking it could be lower because we now have most subjects 9-1 so there is a lot of work to put into other subjects as well. But then it could be higher because its the second year through. What do you think?
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Probably higher because it’s the second year.
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We don't know, the grades are decided after the exam based on how people did.
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def higher. my teachers think around 3/4 marks on each boundary
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Everyone says that maths is gonna now be around 200 marks for a 9(Up by 11 marks).
Apparently, the max it could be is 205. Even then, that is pushing it.
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I think it will be higher but grade boundary for a 9 will not exceed 200.
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(Original post by crisildaj)
Do you think the grade boundaries will be higher or lower than last year(2017). I was thinking it could be lower because we now have most subjects 9-1 so there is a lot of work to put into other subjects as well. But then it could be higher because its the second year through. What do you think?
Definitely higher, even with a harder paper because we are the second year, but it won't be drastically higher. Other subjects do not affect grade boundaries so your reasoning behind it is incorrect.
Exact grade boundaries aren't known till after exams are sat and is based on difficulty of paper and how people across the country have done, and it is set by the exam board so it would vary but aqa are easier and have higher grade boundaries than edexcel.
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Everyone says that maths is gonna now be around 200 marks for a 9(Up by 11 marks).
Apparently, the max it could be is 205. Even then, that is pushing it.
200 is not pushing it for aqa which is what the thread title is for because for the november 2017 retake papers it was 194 marks for a 9.
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I think it will be higher but grade boundary for a 9 will not exceed 200.
for aqa which is what the thread title is could exceed 200 marks because for November 2017 retake papers it was 194 marks for a 9.
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200 is not pushing it for aqa which is what the thread title is for because for the november 2017 retake papers it was 194 marks for a 9.
I said that 205 was pushing it.
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200 is not pushing it for aqa which is what the thread title is for because for the november 2017 retake papers it was 194 marks for a 9.
Tbh it's not gonna go over 210. That's for sure.
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I said that 205 was pushing it.
Oh right, but 194 to 205 is 11 marks so you were saying it based in June 2017 one, so 205 wouldn't be pushing it but 210 might be.
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Oh right, but 194 to 205 is 11 marks so you were saying it based in June 2017 one, so 205 wouldn't be pushing it but 210 might be.
It could be 210 if they really are going to abide by their original intentions with the new reformed GCSEs. If it is 210 then the grade 9 will be more of a special thing because of how not many people will be able to get that grade. TBH we shouldn't really think of grade boundaries, just getting as high as possible. Grade boundaries are volatile and are undetermined. Marks are not. Just get over 70 in each paper and you should be looking a solid 9 instead of scraping the boundaries and getting a low 9.
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(Original post by Ihatelife2)
It could be 210 if they really are going to abide by their original intentions with the new reformed GCSEs. If it is 210 then the grade 9 will be more of a special thing because of how not many people will be able to get that grade. TBH we shouldn't really think of grade boundaries, just getting as high as possible. Grade boundaries are volatile and are undetermined. Marks are not. Just get over 70 in each paper and you should be looking a solid 9 instead of scraping the boundaries and getting a low 9.
Yes that's true, I was kind of saying it based on what you were saying. What do you mean by abide by their original intentions, what did they intend?
It's still going to be the minority in terms of the country whatever boundary they make it because if paper is much harder then not as much people will get really high marks.
Yes indeed, but for English and maths 2 exams have been sat for it so it is more predictable.
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on the foundation paper you need 145 marks to get a grade 5 and around 200 for higher
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Yes that's true, I was kind of saying it based on what you were saying. What do you mean by abide by their original intentions, what did they intend?
It's still going to be the minority in terms of the country whatever boundary they make it because if paper is much harder then not as much people will get really high marks.
Yes indeed, but for English and maths 2 exams have been sat for it so it is more predictable.
The grade 9 was meant to be introduced to distinguish the best students from within the A* bracket because the A* grade wasn't really quite cutting it. So many people were getting A*s nationwide that it began to make it difficult to understand who were the best students.
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on the foundation paper you need 145 marks to get a grade 5 and around 200 for higher
No it's higher for aqa, it is 156 marks for a 5. It is currently lower than 200 marks for a 9 based on previous two papers, but is likely to be about. 200 marks
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The grade 9 was meant to be introduced to distinguish the best students from within the A* bracket because the A* grade wasn't really quite cutting it. So many people were getting A*s nationwide that it began to make it difficult to understand who were the best students.
Oh right, yeah there were, only a certain percentage are meant to get it, but that percentage to be even lower for a grade 9, something like 4% instead of 7%, can't remember exactly
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More or less the same as last year, perhaps a little higher. But then again they could set a paper harder than last year's.
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More or less the same as last year, perhaps a little higher. But then again they could set a paper harder than last year's.
Which would make grade boundaries lower but still not much lower in general and probably not lower than june or november 2017.
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