We are experiencing the same issue. Based on the results plus analysis, and if I am reading it correctly, the national average for B1 Higher was 24/60. Using the grade boundaries this means the national average was a D, so the average student 'dropped off' the paper. I'd be interested to know what the average was for foundation? Was it 20/60, an F grade, as someone previously stated? Currently considering all the options. It will be interesting to see the results in March for OCR and AQA and whether there is a significant drop in the results for their new specifications.