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Edexcel Medicine - 30 marks for a C!


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#1 neil mcdonald

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:13 AM

For the past 2 years getting a C needed 24/25 marks for medicine. This year it jumped to 30 - what would have got a mid B! I don't mind a little movement but not that....not happy!
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#2 Ed Waller

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

Suspect this will be spread around the exam boards... Something similar appears to be happening in English. Allegedly a response to "grade inflation".

When we do well, they make it harder. When we do less well they want to sack us!

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#3 missdaniel

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

Im appalled on Modern World paper two, 62% was a D, the grades were all bunched together, 4 or so marks between grades, we had 11 students of a cohort of 243 get below 50% yet came out with an A*-C pass rate on this paper of 66, appalled. The kids do better and are punished for it by inflated garde boundaries, where is the fairness?? People are talking about English inflated boundries, they need to take a look at these. Plus, on the same paper, marked out of 50, 100 UMS, a raw mark of 11 was a UMS of 12 therefore penalising the student twice when it comes to cashing in those marks this year and for the Y10's next year. Im dissolusioned!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:06 PM

An incidentally on MW 30 would get you a D, the papers are both out of the same amount of marks!!




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