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#1 John

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 01:05 PM

The Grad Boundries for the May 2006 exam.

Grade A Band 1: 86%
Grade A Band 2: 78%
Grade B: 64%
Grade C: 50%
Grade D: 43%


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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:34 PM

That's high! Is it normally like this?

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE(verticalforce @ Jan 22 2007, 10:34 PM) View Post
That's high! Is it normally like this?

Unfortunatly yes. Chemistry is considered to be one of the most demanding courses, thats why it is looked on very highly from admissions tutors smile.gif

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 04:52 PM

There was a lot of discussion about grade boundaries before, and after, last years exams. You'll probably be able to go back and read through the discussion.

However, I'd like to just repeat a couple of things I've said before.

It is correct to say that Chemistry is seen as a 'hard' subject. In particular, people who are capable of 'passing' (50%) other Higher subjects will often struggle to pass Higher Chemistry. When setting an exam, the SQA team are trying to make sure that there are enough 'easy' questions to ensure that these people can achieve 50% and pass.

However, because of this, very able pupils who have prepared well will find it 'too easy' to achieve 70%, hence the 78% requirement for an A pass. Most teachers in most schools (I suspect) continue to set papers where 70% remains a good guide to an A pass.

In other words, if you have been consistently producing work in school which your teacher tells you merits an A pass, don't panic. You will not suddenly need to improve (by 8%) to get an A in the final exam. Just continue to work hard and prepare thoroughly and you will almost certainly achieve the grade you deserve.






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