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urgent ! AQA GCSE MUSIC Estimated Grades. help.

Discussion in 'Music' started by i the t, May 2, 2011.

  1. i the t

    i the t New commenter

    I can't work out or find info on how to do the EGF for units 1 and 2.
    When I went to the standardisation meetings they told us the grade boundaries for
    units 3 and 4 but not 2 or 1.

    Please advise !

    thanks
     
  2. i the t

    i the t New commenter

    I can't work out or find info on how to do the EGF for units 1 and 2.
    When I went to the standardisation meetings they told us the grade boundaries for
    units 3 and 4 but not 2 or 1.

    Please advise !

    thanks
     
  3. Crowbob

    Crowbob Senior commenter

    Grade boundaries are not decided upon until the series has been sat and marked. Anything before then is, at best, a guestimate.
    If you wish to, you can use the grade boundaries from the June 2010 series. However, the accuracy of these is questionable. I am guessing only a limited number of students will have submitted for that series. Here is a link:
    http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pdf/AQA-GCSE-NEW-GDE-BOUND-JUNE10.PDF
    Really though, it wasn't difficult to type "Grade boundaries AQA" into google and find this.
    Also, AQA have a UMS calculator on their website:
    http://web.aqa.org.uk/UMS/
    Personally, I find the calculator cumbersome and so just created a spreadsheet for tracking progress.
    Just remember what I said about accuracy, as the grade boundaries will shift from series to series and this could be significant over the next few years.
    As this is a new syllabus, it will be extremely difficult to predict how the meeting of examiners will go.
    Hope this helps.
     
  4. i the t

    i the t New commenter

    thanks a lot,

    next time someone asks you a question they could've found the answer to themselves I recommend using this on 'em -

    http://www.lmgtfy.com
     

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