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A level edexcel maths 2019 component grade boundaries no a* mark?

I did a paper 1 2019 today and got 59% which is apparently an A, there is no a* mark though. 589A93D8-01EE-41BD-869B-3E82AC2E7F07.jpeg
Is this the right document? Is there a reason for this? What’s weird aswell is that I did the 2018 paper 1 yesterday and got 54% which was a C, surely I couldn’t have jumped 2 grades from 1 paper? These have to be wrong
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Original post by Gcsestudent56
I did a paper 1 2019 today and got 59% which is apparently an A, there is no a* mark though. 589A93D8-01EE-41BD-869B-3E82AC2E7F07.jpegIs this the right document? Is there a reason for this? What’s weird aswell is that I did the 2018 paper 1 yesterday and got 54% which was a C, surely I couldn’t have jumped 2 grades from 1 paper? These have to be wrong

Yeah - idk why they took the notional A* boundaries off for 2019.

I think those are the correct grade boundaries- bear in mind 2018 was only sat by year 12’s doing further maths (i.e those already very invested in maths) and so the performance across those papers was much stronger than the total cohort in 2019.

Edit; interestingly, there is a version of the notional component grade boundaries for 2019 with the A* boundaries for maths included. It seems paper 2 wasn’t so hot compared to the others: https://www.escg.ac.uk/docs/exams/grade-boundaries-general-information/edexcel-gce-notional-grade-boundaries/
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Original post by UtterlyUseless69
Yeah - idk why they took the notional A* boundaries off for 2019.
I think those are the correct grade boundaries- bear in mind 2018 was only sat by year 12’s doing further maths (i.e those already very invested in maths) and so the performance across those papers was much stronger than the total cohort in 2019.
Edit; interestingly, there is a version of the notional component grade boundaries for 2019 with the A* boundaries for maths included. It seems paper 2 wasn’t so hot compared to the others: https://www.escg.ac.uk/docs/exams/grade-boundaries-general-information/edexcel-gce-notional-grade-boundaries/

yeah i think there was a situation with paper 2 being leaked in 2019 or something so maybe that's why they don't have the grade boundaries
Original post by 888ella
yeah i think there was a situation with paper 2 being leaked in 2019 or something so maybe that's why they don't have the grade boundaries
There was indeed such a situation in 2019. The paper 3 was leaked and 78 candidates had their results withheld.

However, you’ll notice that there were no notional A* grade boundaries for further maths either and iirc there wasn’t any leak of the further maths papers.

I would guess it was more to do with the performance being much more variable than the previous year.
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Original post by UtterlyUseless69
There was indeed such a situation in 2019. The paper 3 was leaked and 78 candidates had their results withheld.
However, you’ll notice that there were no notional A* grade boundaries for further maths either and iirc there wasn’t any leak of the further maths papers.
I would guess it was more to do with the performance being much more variable than the previous year.

wow that's actually devastating :frown:, and yeah that's weird??
Original post by 888ella
wow that's actually devastating :frown:, and yeah that's weird??

I wouldn’t say it’s devastating. Those 78 clowns cheated on their exams and faced the consequences.

Not that a lack of notional A* boundaries really matters - at the end of the day, you don’t get grades for individual papers with the current syllabus.
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Original post by UtterlyUseless69
I wouldn’t say it’s devastating. Those 78 clowns cheated on their exams and faced the consequences.
Not that a lack of notional A* boundaries really matters - at the end of the day, you don’t get grades for individual papers with the current syllabus.

No I mean it’s devastating for all the thousands of people who worked their bum off, just for the paper to be easily leaked
Original post by Gcsestudent56
I did a paper 1 2019 today and got 59% which is apparently an A, there is no a* mark though. 589A93D8-01EE-41BD-869B-3E82AC2E7F07.jpeg
Is this the right document? Is there a reason for this? What’s weird aswell is that I did the 2018 paper 1 yesterday and got 54% which was a C, surely I couldn’t have jumped 2 grades from 1 paper? These have to be wrong

y wud u care about the "Notional Component Grade Boundaries" you know the total A* Mark for the 2019 Papers as given in the total Grade Boundaries not Notional - and just work it out from there.
Original post by hfufdub466
y wud u care about the "Notional Component Grade Boundaries" you know the total A* Mark for the 2019 Papers as given in the total Grade Boundaries not Notional - and just work it out from there.

I wanted to know what grade I achieved in a specific paper because I was only completing the pure maths papers and not the stats and mechanics at the time and dividing the total marks by 3 is not entirely accurate

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