I can't believe what I'm reading. It's outrageous! Our grades (as far as I can tell; we don't have the breakdown, of course!) were a little on the stingy side. two As from good candidates but not the ones we'd have picked out and Bs and Cs from very able candidates. The difference for me is that I've never found Edexcel to be very reliable, and, as I've said before on here, we had some awful grades a couple of years ago and since then they've been very varied. SO although ours this year weren't perfect I think we felt like we'd escaped ok! The only thing I'm pleased about is that there is no longer an externally examined practical in Y13 which is a huge relief to me as I feel much more confident about predicting grades. Although Unit 6 is hard and I know our students struggle with it I feel more confident that it's harder to mess up the grading of a written exam.