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AQA A legacy Eng Lang November exam

Discussion in 'English' started by gruoch, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    Does anyone know what the C/D grade boundary was? And how did it differ from June? (H)
    I girl I tutored got a D and she was a definite C candidate. My school has no November resits, so I can't check on eAqa.
  2. GloriaSunshine

    GloriaSunshine New commenter

    I think what you're looking for is here:

  3. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    Thanks for that - but I can't seem to make any sense of it. [​IMG]
  4. GloriaSunshine

    GloriaSunshine New commenter

    Well, my understanding is that in June, she had to get 324 and in Novemeber, 321 was enough for a C in Higher tier.
  5. Higher grade boundaries went down to 321
    Foundation grade boundaries went up to 310 - seemed like a huge rise!
  6. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    Dammit - she must have really Xed up somewhere.
  7. Does anyone know if there is another resit available for this exam? I have some students who didn't get their C grade and want another opportunity. I checked the AQA website and it says that November was the last re-sit, but people are telling me they have a chance in March 2012. Is that accurate?
  8. The vast majority of our year 11 cohort was entered for this exam and students who I would have put money on getting a C got a D. Never in the history of our school have there been so many D grades. We've sent papers back for remark but as yet have heard nothing. Has anyone else experienced this?
  9. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    I used to examine for this paper, and as far as I know, it's finished now. We've all been moved over to new spec.
  10. Hi,

    We are in the same boat as you; our results, for the first time, showed a huge disparity against predictions, with almost forty 'guaranteed' C grade students being awarded Ds - our centre was, I have just discovered, chosen as one for standardisation marking so we have no chance of trying for a raise through re-marks. We are now banking on the New Spec; exam' in May to get anywhere near to the results that SLT are insisting on. The raising of the C grade boundary, from 294 in May to 310 in November, meant that we now have twenty-four students who were within four marks of the new and fraudently raise boundary.

    We also keep hearing, from markers and links within AQA, of inconsistencies within marking and a political desire to reduce the number of Cs awarded to a amximum of 60% - no proof, obviously, but disconcerting all the same - it certainly appears, from recent AQA CPD sessions, that students are being punished for what they didn't write rather than rewarded for what they did!

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