GCSE for us... Unit 1: Practical marks adjusted as the moderator felt there was too much discussion in the sample session and not enough exploration. Written marks deemed accurate (a first for us on this spec). The adjustments seem to have affected middle band students most with some C's becoming D's, however some students have held on to their A's for Unit 1. Unit 2: Practical marks deemed accurate if a little generous in some cases. Written marks for the Documentary evidence adjusted as although there was "a degree of detail" about the explorative activities, the work "lacked a clear sense of the explorative journey over the 6 hours". Hmmm. Show me how to do both in 1000 words please EdExcel. The Response to Live Performance was also deemed to be too generous as we didn't cover the elements in enough detail. Again, adjustments must be minor as we still have A* marks in this Unit, but I think I've noticed a B that has turned into a D, so need to check that out. Unit 3: Another mixed bag. Examiner did award the full range of marks A-G, but has been *very* liberal with D and E band marks. To be honest I don't think we should have got any A's in Unit 3 this year but we should have got a *lot* more C's. Will know more when we send for the comments. If we wanted to look for patterns all the top grades were found in small groups presenting short, comic, semi-non-naturalistic pieces. Three of our large groups of 9 got slaughtered with the majority of students getting D's and E's. This is in total contrast to last year where all our A grades that time were given to students in large-cast Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde pieces. I think I will put in a re-mark for all the students who have failed to achieve an overall C grade due to their mark in Unit 3. Would be interested to know what anyone else's results are like?