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So I'm taking A Level French this year, and I need an A to get into uni. My other two subjects have pretty typical grade boundaries (like mid-60% to get an A) but I found on the AQA website that it was 79.75% for an A in French last year while the grade boundaries the year before were so much lower (by like 9% which is huge).

I just need some reassurance here lol, does anyone know why there was such a spike in 2019? Was it reflective of easier papers? What are the chances of it being that high this year??

So many questions, please help. I'm stressed.
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So I'm taking A Level French this year, and I need an A to get into uni. My other two subjects have pretty typical grade boundaries (like mid-60% to get an A) but I found on the AQA website that it was 79.75% for an A in French last year while the grade boundaries the year before were so much lower (by like 9% which is huge).

I just need some reassurance here lol, does anyone know why there was such a spike in 2019? Was it reflective of easier papers? What are the chances of it being that high this year??

So many questions, please help. I'm stressed.
maybe cause people did well last year or idk but damn 60%-70% for an A like bro what A-levels are you taking? (for the subjects i do you need like 70%-80% for an A like what?!?)
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maybe cause people did well last year or idk but damn 60%-70% for an A like bro what A-levels are you taking? (for the subjects i do you need like 70%-80% for an A like what?!?)
My other two are geography and biology

I think 80% for an A is crazy tbh lol especially for such a difficult subject
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(Original post by luna99)
So I'm taking A Level French this year, and I need an A to get into uni. My other two subjects have pretty typical grade boundaries (like mid-60% to get an A) but I found on the AQA website that it was 79.75% for an A in French last year while the grade boundaries the year before were so much lower (by like 9% which is huge).

I just need some reassurance here lol, does anyone know why there was such a spike in 2019? Was it reflective of easier papers? What are the chances of it being that high this year??

So many questions, please help. I'm stressed.
I have no clue, but if those grade boundaries were a one-off in the qualification’s history, it’s likely that in that year, those papers were much easier than past years. Still, regardless of grade boundaries, remember exam boards try and ensure things are standardised across years, so you’ll have the same chance of getting an A as someone who sat the A Level years ago. Like, for Further Maths our teacher said you used to need 90% UMS for an A*, but that was UMS not raw marks, and since doing the new spec papers the grade boundaries now show that around 67% is enough for an A, and 77% ish for an A*. So try not to be put off by grade boundaries if they seem high - this shouldn’t disadvantage you per se, and trust your teachers, if they’ve predicted you an A or you got an A in your mock then you’re working at the right level and just need to keep going. An A should be doable if you keep working and put the effort and time in. And, I would be surprised if the boundaries are that high this year unless the papers are really nice. Just trust that if you’re working at an A grade in school, you have every chance of still getting that in the Summer. Good luck!
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My other two are geography and biology

I think 80% for an A is crazy tbh lol
welp for me 60%-70% is like a high C/low B...
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do your best, and hopefully you shall be awarded with an A or A*
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