Have your say: A-level maths students can get an A with only 55% correct answers

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Not a problem as long as it is in line with the percentage that attained the same grade in previous years.
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What a garbage low brow article. There have already been several threads on this.
Fails to mention why the grade boundaries were set there.
Would the author have scored much higher?

This lower limit for an A grade comes the same year that schools are being rewarded with an extra £2400 bonus for every student taking A-level maths, a factor that has no doubt had an influence over the nearly 60,000 students who sat the Maths A-level in June 2019.

How can this be an influence?
1. It is the school that gets the money. Would you be influenced to take a subject because your school gets paid or would you take the subjects you wanted.
2. That is only if you did Maths and further Maths.
3. A levels are linear, which means candidates will have chosen Maths in 2017, but this was only announced n Feb 2018. Do schools have a time machine and if they do then they could make a lot more money betting to shore up their finances than worry about £1200 for A level Maths.

https://www.tes.com/news/schools-get...-maths-student
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Not a problem as long as it is in line with the percentage that attained the same grade in previous years.
There's potentially a problem as it means you can get a grade A but only cover something like 2/3 of the material in the course.
Since different people may cover different 2/3s, it means even if a university accepts only A-grade students, it means there's a lot of A-level material they can't really assume is known.

This has always been somewhat the case (loads of people just tanked vectors back when I did A-levels 30+ years ago), but it's a definite reason not to want that percentage to get *too* low.
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