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Poll: What grade do you think you got? (33 member(s) have cast votes)

As the thread title suggests, what grade do you think you got?

  1. A (23 votes [69.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 69.70%

  2. B (5 votes [15.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.15%

  3. C (5 votes [15.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.15%

  4. D (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. N/A (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Dr-F

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 11:02 PM

I reckon I've managed a C. If it had been equivelent to last year's paper in terms of the types of questions asked/topics covered, I could have potentially gotten an A (even though we get the data booklets, I memorise the formulae to save time). I'm basing that on how I sat last year's paper and managed to get 82%, under exam conditions, without the data booklet.

How do you think this year's paper compared to previous years, and, if you were to guess, what do you think the grade boundaries will be?

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 11:04 PM

B i think


Boundaries:

D:37
C:42
B:52
A2:62
A1:68

and as for the paper, slightly harder on 2005, but a fair paper by all accounts

edit: all are in %s

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 11:05 PM

In percentages or total marks?

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 11:20 PM

Whoa... I was just looking at the boundaries for last year's exam.. only 59% required for an A?!!

That's crazy.

I reckon I got about ~70%

[edit] Oops, it was 59 marks, which is 66%. Hmm..

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 11:36 PM

QUOTE(Betinho @ May 18 2006, 12:20 AM) View Post

Whoa... I was just looking at the boundaries for last year's exam.. only 59% required for an A?!!

That's crazy.

I reckon I got about ~70%



Exactly, IMO, it was by far the easiest exam in the past papers 2001 - 2005. And even then the rest of them were relatively easy compared to this year's exam, which, although it was fair, was in my honest opinion the hardest (from 2001 onwards)

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 10:07 AM

Im going for an A....i think im gonna be around the 68-72% mark though..so im just crossing my fingers the pass boundry for an A is at the lower end of that ;p



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Posted 18 May 2006 - 10:27 AM

i think i've got 69%...but that's being quite harsh on myself with the marks, so hopefully i've got a couple more

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE(nathanm @ May 18 2006, 11:27 AM) View Post

i think i've got 69%...but that's being quite harsh on myself with the marks, so hopefully i've got a couple more


i think iv got an A, i checked multiple choice and i think iv got bout 2/3 wrong which isnt bad!

the calculation questions were orite but the explaining questions wernt that well done!

think iv got around 70% hopefully!

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 03:18 PM

i better get an A, i revised from 7:50 till 8:30, and then from 9:00 untill 12:40 so at least i know what ever grade i get i tried my hardest. (which is the main thing)

i will actually cry if i dont get an A crying.gif as i dont find the course hard at all, just silly mistakes that let me down.

altho deep down i think ive got more than 62% so i think im safe....

you need 61 marks to get an A so if you get around 18 for the multiple...you need slightly more than half marks in the 2nd paper to get an A...doesnt seem to unreasonable

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 04:31 PM

I think hope I got an A, but then, I've probably just jinxed it and I'll get a C. dry.gif
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Posted 18 May 2006 - 05:18 PM

I think i've got a B but its difficult to predict really

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 05:29 PM

i think i got about 70% but it depends on the grade boundaries i sppose. fortunately all the teachers in my school agreed it was the hardest paper in about 5 years.......do you reckon because of the data booklets the boundaries will be the same as last yr or do u think they'll go down?

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 05:30 PM

i think they'll go down...the SQA has to look good does it not and have it's pass rates rising every year

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE(nathanm @ May 18 2006, 06:30 PM) View Post

i think they'll go down...the SQA has to look good does it not and have it's pass rates rising every year


Yeah, but it's gonna look a little suspicious if suddenly, 80% of exam takers get 5 As.
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Posted 18 May 2006 - 07:04 PM

i reckon it should go down for two reasons. firstly it has been agreed by most that it was all lot harder than last years. secondly the questions were asked differently/had a slightly different format to previous years for example they did that in computing last year and you only had to get 67% for an A (i think) they said this was due to the "new format". so heres hoping eh wink.gif

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE(nathanm @ May 18 2006, 12:04 AM) View Post

B i think


Boundaries:

D:37
C:42
B:52
A2:62
A1:68

and as for the paper, slightly harder on 2005, but a fair paper by all accounts

edit: all are in %s

where are you getting the boundries from,?


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Posted 18 May 2006 - 09:21 PM

Well in 2005 it was 66% for an A and it was more difficult than 2005 so in theory it should go down a few %

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 12:34 AM

The good news is that two sets of teachers from two different schools (9 teachers in total) all agree that its the hardest paper in five years. So im hoping even with the data booklet that the boundaries will be the same as last year or lowered biggrin.gif Which would be nice. There is a section in the Herald that gets the views of pupils/teachers about the difficulty of the exams: http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/62282.html.

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 12:46 AM

QUOTE(gsmushet1 @ May 18 2006, 10:09 PM) View Post

where are you getting the boundries from,?


sorry, i never saw that before

SQA website...try searching statistics 2005 from the homepage wink.gif





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