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My college has been making their own grades to assess my a level maths. Working at a consistent 55% of full marks i am working at a D, however looking at the 2018 and 2019 grade boundaries i should be working at a grade B. I'm really worried that I might not get a C or higher as my final grade as a result
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Hi,
Try to firstly address your college about this and why they may assess their grades differently, maybe you'll get a bit of clarity there. I would try to maybe do more past papers for teachers to mark so you can prove to them you are better than a D. Plus its very weird for them to not follow your exam board's grade boundaries.
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(Original post by DPat1210)
My college has been making their own grades to assess my a level maths. Working at a consistent 55% of full marks i am working at a D, however looking at the 2018 and 2019 grade boundaries i should be working at a grade B. I'm really worried that I might not get a C or higher as my final grade as a result
i suspect your school might be using grade boundaries based on the questions they've used, so in my college they sort of gather all the papers they used and find an average, or they may be making markschemes based on competition in your college, either way discuss it with a teacher and find out why, they might not use these grades for your predicted grade or you might be doing AS which naturally has higher grade boundaries
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well how did the rest of ur year do? if 55% is a D then the paper must be pretty easy
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Grade boundaries fluctuate, generally it’s the teachers job to make the academic judgment of what score relates to what grade.

If you wish to understand their judgment I suggest you request a meeting with the teacher to discuss this.
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Discuss with relevant teachers when you get back to school after Easter.
They are the only people who can offer any guidance on this.
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This happened to my brother. He got 58% in his A level mock and this was assessed as a C grade (when 55% was an A grade in 2019 when I took A level maths). He was awarded a CAG of a C and lost his university place (they insisted on a B for maths). After 5 weeks prep he took the October A level and got 69% ( a grade A... only 2% off an A star). He will take up his university place in September now.

His school royally stuffed him up!
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His school royally stuffed him up.
I think you'll find the situation with A level grades both last year and this year was not the school's making but the government's.
Schools are merely enacting the decisions - if you feel like complaining to someone, try Gavin Williamson.
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