GCSE Maths grade boundaries petition

Watch
salimyasin10
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
So i saw this petition online for the grade boundaries to be lowered for maths due to many factors which is mentioned in the petition:https://www.change.org/p/edexcel-uk-...me?signed=true. You can sign if you want but remember it would probably benefit you a lot if edexcel took the right action.
1
reply
Baby_Mama
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
(Original post by salimyasin10)
So i saw this petition online for the grade boundaries to be lowered for maths due to many factors which is mentioned in the petition:https://www.change.org/p/edexcel-uk-...me?signed=true. You can sign if you want but remember it would probably benefit you a lot if edexcel took the right action.
Wrong link - its not working
0
reply
TAEuler
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 year ago
#3
https://www.change.org/p/edexcel-uk-...y-lack-of-time
https://www.change.org/p/edexcel-a-l...-the-situation (if you meant A-Level, this has a lot more votes)

Grade boundaries are always based on percentiles, so a ridiculously hard series of papers will see much lower grade boundaries than if the three papers are a breeze. I haven't taken the paper and am an A-Level student who studies AQA so I have no experience regarding Edexcel papers. But the move of the new GCSE and A-Level seems to be much more towards actually understanding what the maths you're learning means. Too many people seem to just know the method and that's it, they don't understand why any of it works. It seems to discourage rote learning, learning by just repetition. Idk, that's just my opinion on it. The examiners make the papers achievable in my honest opinion.
2
reply
salimyasin10
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#4
sorry use this one https://www.change.org/p/edexcel-uk-...y-lack-of-time
(Original post by Baby_Mama)
Wrong link - its not working
(Original post by TAEuler)
https://www.change.org/p/edexcel-uk-...y-lack-of-time
https://www.change.org/p/edexcel-a-l...-the-situation (if you meant A-Level, this has a lot more votes)

Grade boundaries are always based on percentiles, so a ridiculously hard series of papers will see much lower grade boundaries than if the three papers are a breeze. I haven't taken the paper and am an A-Level student who studies AQA so I have no experience regarding Edexcel papers. But the move of the new GCSE and A-Level seems to be much more towards actually understanding what the maths you're learning means. Too many people seem to just know the method and that's it, they don't understand why any of it works. It seems to discourage rote learning, learning by just repetition. Idk, that's just my opinion on it. The examiners make the papers achievable in my honest opinion.
The thing that was unfair here was that students taking AQA further maths and edexcel maths may have had an adavantage on the last question in the exam for example people in many schools who take further maths usually take AQA further maths but may take edexcel maths so if they came across that question, they would have an unfair advantage.
0
reply
Conniestitution
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 year ago
#5
But it’s quite literally one question. You should know how to do all questions in that form on Edexcel anyway as it’s part of the spec, and the odds that people memorised that specific question and answer are astronomically small.
0
reply
Oljen
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 year ago
#6
(Original post by Conniestitution)
But it’s quite literally one question. You should know how to do all questions in that form on Edexcel anyway as it’s part of the spec, and the odds that people memorised that specific question and answer are astronomically small.
It’s not even that. The papers this year were significantly harder than the 2018 exams
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Should there be a new university admissions system that ditches predicted grades?

No, I think predicted grades should still be used to make offers (574)
34.37%
Yes, I like the idea of applying to uni after I received my grades (PQA) (687)
41.14%
Yes, I like the idea of receiving offers only after I receive my grades (PQO) (334)
20%
I think there is a better option than the ones suggested (let us know in the thread!) (75)
4.49%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed