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I just found out that GCSE Maths grade boundaries (higher), are far higher than they used to be. This cant be right:

A* = 90%
A =80%
B =70%
C =60%

Is this really right.

Source http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/pdf/AQA-3302-WRE-Nov04.pdf
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(Original post by thinktank)
I just found out that GCSE Maths grade boundaries (higher), are far higher than they used to be. This cant be right:

A* = 90%
A =80%
B =70%
C =60%

Is this really right.

Source http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/pdf/AQA-3302-WRE-Nov04.pdf
These are the UMS boundaries. They stay the same every year.
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what does that mean
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means the summation of cwk and exam marks together.
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Is this the same for Edexcel (1387A)?

What do I need to get to get an A? If 20% is Coursework (I got 16%) what do I need in the exam?
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That cant be right. In the mock they used the figures from last year and it was like 60% for an A and much lower for a C. The grades dont stay the same because it depends on how well everyone does.
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(Original post by gemgems89)
That cant be right. In the mock they used the figures from last year and it was like 60% for an A and much lower for a C. The grades dont stay the same because it depends on how well everyone does.
thats completely right
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The grade boundaries change every year but they are nowhere near as high as you suggest i am sur of it- its something like 50% for a c really not that hard even for maths dunces like me
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That is AQA.

Edexcel is FAR different to that.
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Now Now everyone is getting into a right mood over this.... I am doing Edexcel (Higher) for Mathematics and for the final exams LAST YEAR believe it or not... 29/63 was A* thats less than 50% because the paper was so difficult. 22 was A, 17 was B and 9 was C! You have to be a foundation student to not get a C! So really you have nothing to worry about. However, it was last years and this year could change considerably. Ant
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AQA must have easier exams but higher grade boundaries because Edexcel is way lower than that! I got a B and there is no way in hell I got 70%- I think about 20-30%!
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Probably though i'd rather have edexcel than aqa.... Lower grade boundaries always make me though unusually, on the final certificate even if you got 50% it will say 90/90... odd but sick eh?
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(Original post by anthony)
Probably though i'd rather have edexcel than aqa.... Lower grade boundaries always make me though unusually, on the final certificate even if you got 50% it will say 90/90... odd but sick eh?
Hmm, not sure which I'd prefer. I did Edexcel higher last year and it was bloody hard, especially the non-calculator paper. It might have been nice to do an easy exam, but then if you make a lot of silly mistakes it might cost you a decent grade, whereas with Edexcel you know you're practically guaranteed a C as long as you can get the easier questions right. That's because they change it from raw marks into UMS marks.
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seriously, EDEXCEL, it was about 45% of the raw total marks for an A, so maybe 60% or less for an A*?
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Come on, be fair. Yes AQA exams may be easier, but not that much easier. I defy anybody to say that this is rediculously easy:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/gcse/qp-m...W-QP-Jun04.pdf.

i would compare it with an edexel one, but there website does not provide students with past exam papers.
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You're right, that does look pretty similar to an Edexcel paper. Maybe a bit easier, but not much. There should be a specimen paper on the Edexcel website if you want to take a look.
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No matter what exam board you join, the papers will be similar.
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(Original post by trev)
No matter what exam board you join, the papers will be similar.
I agree, this is always the case.
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You can't write on lines like that for maths

Shame on AQA !!!
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Come on, be fair. Yes AQA exams may be easier, but not that much easier. I defy anybody to say that this is rediculously easy:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/gcse/qp-...-W-QP-Jun04.pdf.

i would compare it with an edexel one, but there website does not provide students with past exam papers.

Can I just add to my earlier post. This is just module 5 which I am taking in about 3 weeks. I have already done module 1 and 3 (2 &4 coursework), so there is even more course content.
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