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#1 FcukWIT

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:51 AM

I have been talking to friends and discovered that not many people got A in H chemistry. Was the Exam extra hard this year?
I got a B.

Could you plz tell me what you got in H Chemistry?

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:52 AM

I got a B as well.
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:53 AM

I've just been talking to someone who go an A but i dont know what i got yet.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:56 AM

I got an A through some miracle, but most teachers agree that this year's exam was quite difficult.
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:57 AM

I got a C which was all i needed anyway.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:57 AM

I got an A. But don't they have to move the percentages if the exam's more difficult/easier than usual so that roughly the same number of people get As, Bs etc?

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:00 AM

Yet again Chemistry sustains its hardcore reputation as an exclusive elitist club.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:01 AM

I got an A i was soo pleased
Ive just been on the SQA website and you can see how many people got each grade


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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:01 AM

QUOTE(Soph.E. @ Aug 9 2005, 09:57 AM)
I got an A. But don't they have to move the percentages if the exam's more difficult/easier than usual so that roughly the same number of people get As, Bs etc?

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Yip. See the following:

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General commentary on passmarks and grade boundaries

• While SQA aims to set examinations and create mark schemes which will allow a competent candidate to score a minimum 50% of the available marks (notional passmark) and a very well-prepared, very competent candidate to score at least 70%, it is almost impossible to get the standard absolutely on target every year, in every subject and level
• Each year we therefore hold a passmark meeting for each subject at each level where we bring together all the information available (statistical and judgmental). The Principal Assessor and SQA Qualifications Manager meet with the relevant SQA Business Manager and Statistician to discuss the evidence and make decisions. The meetings are chaired by members of the senior management team at SQA
• We adjust the passmark downwards if there is evidence that we have set a slightly more demanding exam than usual, allowing the pass rate to be unaffected by this circumstance
• We adjust the passmark upwards if there is evidence that we have set a slightly less demanding exam than usual, allowing the pass rate to be unaffected by this circumstance
• Where the standard appears to be very similar to previous years, we maintain similar grade boundaries
• An exam paper at a particular level in a subject in one year tends to have a marginally different set of grade boundaries from exam papers in that subject at that level in other years. This is because the particular questions are different. This is also the case for exams set in centres. And just because SQA has altered a boundary in a particular year in say Higher Chemistry does not mean that centres should necessarily alter boundaries in their prelim exam in Higher Chemistry. The two are not that closely related as they do not contain identical questions
• Our main aim is to be fair to candidates across all subjects and all levels and maintain standards across the years, even as syllabuses evolve and change


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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:01 AM

QUOTE(Soph.E. @ Aug 9 2005, 08:57 AM)
I got an A. But don't they have to move the percentages if the exam's more difficult/easier than usual so that roughly the same number of people get As, Bs etc?

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Yes, the grade boundaries are usually modified to reflect the difficulty of the exam so that this happens.
"...You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise....
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise."

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Si tu le fais, le fais bien ou ne le fais pas.

Against terrorism and in favour of peace.
Contra el terrorismo y a favor de la paz.

An eye for an eye will turn the world blind.
Ojo por ojo y el mundo acabar ciego.
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:09 AM

26.0% of candidates got an A.
24.1% got a B.
24.9% got a C.
10.0% got a D.
15.1% got an F.
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:11 AM

26% is a fairly sizeable chunk.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:17 AM

I got an A in chemistry. Which is useful since I will be doing AH Chemistry in S6 (thats not to say that you can't do it if you get less than an A).
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:34 AM

let me rephrase that. Of the 22 people I know who took H Chemistry, Nobody got an A.


@Bred Where did you get those statistics.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:35 AM

The statistics can be found here smile.gif :
http://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/NQ_2005_MainRelease.pdf

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:35 AM

they are on the websites that were given out.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:35 AM

when will we be able to see grade boundaries?

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:37 AM

They are in the PA reports which come out in a few months I think.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 10:25 AM

QUOTE(FcukWIT @ Aug 9 2005, 08:51 AM)
I have been talking to friends and discovered that not many people got A in H chemistry. Was the Exam extra hard this year?
I got a B.

Could you plz tell me what you got in H Chemistry?

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I got an A but was shocked as I have got Bs and Cs all throughout the year!

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 10:28 AM

I got a B but, i was meant to get an A. so i dont know if im going to do anything about that







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