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Jan 2012 OCR Gateway B1C1P1 results

Discussion in 'Science' started by TeacherBiology, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. TeacherBiology

    TeacherBiology New commenter

    Hi All,
    Just wondered what schools experience of the new OCR gateway B1C1P1 paper was. Our results came back, we prepared our students alot. Out of 110 students taking the higher paper 106 achieved grade C or above with around 20 A*.
    The issue was with our foundation paper. we had 75 students take this and on getting the results we only got 15 C's.
    This was so different to previous exams however OCRs active results indicates that the foundation paper is in line with the national average.
    Cheers
     
  2. TeacherBiology

    TeacherBiology New commenter

    Hi All,
    Just wondered what schools experience of the new OCR gateway B1C1P1 paper was. Our results came back, we prepared our students alot. Out of 110 students taking the higher paper 106 achieved grade C or above with around 20 A*.
    The issue was with our foundation paper. we had 75 students take this and on getting the results we only got 15 C's.
    This was so different to previous exams however OCRs active results indicates that the foundation paper is in line with the national average.
    Cheers
     
  3. mm38

    mm38 New commenter

    As someone who doesn't teach OCR but teaches AQA. One thing I have noticed is that the grade Boundaries for OCR seem to be a lot lower than those for other boards.
    The equivalent AQA paper required candidates to get 62/90 or 69% for an A*.Gateway was 45/75 or 60% and Twenty first century Science 38/60 or 63%. Compare that with 80% for the Biology and Chemistry AQA papers.
    Are the OCR papers really that much harder? Or will they have to adjust this with their coursework awards? Students shouldn't be disadvantaged because of the board their school uses.


     

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