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Comparison between AQA and Edexcel GCSE results 2011

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by ralfhroisterdoister, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Comparison between AQA and Edexcel GCSE results 2011 These are cumulative totals AQAA* A B C D E F G U 7.5 28.2 55.5 79.3 92.4 97.2 99.1 99.7 100.0 EdexcelA* A B C D E F G U 3.9 20.6 47.4 71.9 86.9 94.3 97.8 99.3 100.0 Interesting points: 7.5% of AQA candidates achieved an A* as opposed to 3.9% for Edexcel. 79.3% of AQA candidates achieved grade C or above as opposed to 71.9% for Edexcel. More students got grade C or above in both boards than last year. It’s easier to get a grade C or above with AQA than with Edexcel and easier to get an A* and A with AQA.
     
  2. fishtail

    fishtail New commenter

    You're assuming that equal numbers of equally able candidates were entered for each. Is this really something that can be so asserted?
     
  3. The site messed up the layout of my figures but people can read them for themselves on the respective exam board websites.
    The evidence is that Edexcel and AQA have very similar cohorts in terms of ability. In fact the quality of the candidates doesn't matterbecause the percentages hardly varies from year to year. Under the old specifications the percentage getting a grade C or above stayed roughly the same; year after year it was 65% for Edxcel and 75% AQA. Also AQA have always awarded more top grades than Edexcel because the grade boundaries are lower. This year both exam boards seem to have increased the percentage getting grade C or above.
    I used to occupy a senior position with one of the boards have always been concerned about the discrepency of grade C pass rates. It goes back along way. There was a time when the SEG part of AQA had a consistent 85% grade C pass rate - before your time maybe; while Edexcel was still 65%.
     

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