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iGCSE new 1-9 Science grade boundaries

Discussion in 'Heads of department' started by taliep, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. taliep

    taliep New commenter

    Hi, my school are converting to Edexcel 1-9 Double and single award science next September. Has anyone got any information on values to use to convert to grades. i.e. 80% for an 8? Many thanks
     
  2. kcrobson

    kcrobson New commenter

    This info won't be released until after the exams... 7 is an old A, only 20% of of 7+ grade pupils will get a 9...

    5 is the old bottom 1/3 of B, top 2/3 of C. 4 is your classic C/D borderline kid. 6 is a high B.

    Just guess.... I am being quite conservative with all my pupils re: predicted grades, working at grades etc...
     
  3. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

    Ask any Head of Maths and we will probably fall over laughing. We are doing our Mocks on the new 9-1 system now and have NO IDEA what any of the marks are worth.
     
  4. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    Building on the fact that grade boundaries are set per paper and per subject in the Awarding process after all papers are marked, of course no-one can know the numbers. The best you can do - as happened even as long ago as when O Levels and CSEs became GCSEs - is to make a judgement based on the grade descriptors and the approximate grade equivalents.
    See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/grade-descriptors-for-gcses-graded-9-to-1
     

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