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So Edexcel Maths was okay, apart from paper 3. This set of papers were clearly harder than June 2018, so I feel as though the boundaries should go down, as many people struggled.

But I’ve never seen boundaries go down, they always seem to go up. So is it possible they’ll give down?
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Hopefully, but if they do - I think it'll be by a few marks (1,2 or 3)
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But last year they went up by around 13 each, why can it only go down one or two?
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Hopefully, but if they do - I think it'll be by a few marks (1,2 or 3)
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(Original post by moftw)
So Edexcel Maths was okay, apart from paper 3. This set of papers were clearly harder than June 2018, so I feel as though the boundaries should go down, as many people struggled.

But I’ve never seen boundaries go down, they always seem to go up. So is it possible they’ll give down?
the boundaries dropped from June to November...
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Well, from what I've seen, people's reactions are quite mixed. Paper 1 and 2 were great papers for the majority, but Paper 3 was bad for the majority, meaning that because the overall Maths papers were 'okay', the grade boundary won't lower substantially. This is what my teacher told me but I, again, hope it goes down significantly
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But last year they went up by around 13 each, why can it only go down one or two?
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the boundaries dropped from June to November...
But that always seems to happen because it’s usually resits. I mean Summer exams where the majority of students take their exams.
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It’s because I’m on 167 and last year an 8 was 170 and I really need an 8 for Further Maths a Level.
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Well, from what I've seen, people's reactions are quite mixed. Paper 1 and 2 were great papers for the majority, but Paper 3 was bad for the majority, meaning that because the overall Maths papers were 'okay', the grade boundary won't lower substantially. This is what my teacher told me but I, again, hope it goes down significantly
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I thought this year's paper were wayyy easier than last year's. except for like 3 questions
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You did Edexcel?
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I thought this year's paper were wayyy easier than last year's. except for like 3 questions
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That's his prediction, he never said it can't go down by 13 marks. Grade boundaries are adjusted based on the difficulty of papers so it would make no sense if the boundaries went up every year just for the sake of it. Here's what i predict for a 9:
68 or 69 for paper 1
68 or 69 for paper 2
62 for paper 3
so overall i predict 198-200
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But last year they went up by around 13 each, why can it only go down one or two?
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But that always seems to happen because it’s usually resits. I mean Summer exams where the majority of students take their exams.
Yeah true. I think that this year the boundaries will be low though because last year the exams were SUPER EASY so that's why they were high.
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(Original post by meipwrk)
I thought this year's paper were wayyy easier than last year's. except for like 3 questions
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you thought June 2019 papers were easier than 2018?
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no way i disagree
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with what?
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no way i disagree
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that this years paper was easier than last years
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me too, this years was horrific compared to last year, they were a breeze
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that this years paper was easier than last years
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you thought June 2019 papers were easier than 2018?
No 2018 was easier than 2019
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Yeah, I’ve got from 167-170, I’m praying for an 8
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