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❶That process is fundamentally flawed as the pixl cohort is not typical of the cohort across the country - the top end is missing hence the low marks needed to get top grades.

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These are external links and will open in a new window. Exam boards have been told to re-write their new maths GCSE exams just six school weeks before pupils are due to start studying for them. English exams regulator Ofqual analysed the results of 4, mock tests of sample papers for GCSEs due to be studied in schools next term. It found three of the four main exam boards had made their papers too hard for the broad spread of candidates.

Exam boards have been drawing up new, tougher maths and English GCSEs in response to government demands to introduce more rigour into secondary school examinations. Ofqual analysed test results and sample materials after concerns were raised about varying standards. The research showed that "even the students from the best performing schools scored poorly", adding: Chief exams regulator Glenys Stacey rejected suggestions that in demanding the changes now, just weeks before the end of the summer term, the regulators had left it too late.

This is going to happen in the next few days. This is not a substantial re-write by any means, it's making sure standards are right in a sufficient and even-handed way. AQA chief executive Andrew Hall said: We're happy to make the small changes Ofqual has asked for - and we'll do this quickly so schools can get on with teaching in just a few months' time.

We also welcome the Regulator's commitment to enable new sample exam papers to be with schools and colleges from the end of June. Ofqual have asked all awarding bodies to make changes to their sample materials, which we will be submitting to the regulator for approval by the end of the month.

Highest being 37 by two lads who normally get really strong Cs on OCR foundation. Lower sets getting marks in single figures. MissMaths83 , Jul 4, Using our boundaries, the results at 7 and above seem to fall in line with previous years for A and above at the same stage.

We have just finished a mock with our year 10's using the Pearson Edexcel papers two and I created the grade boundaries. I used the June series for my anchor points.

We didn't have a Level 3 for higher. I will be happy to explain my detailed analysis if anyone is interested!! Interesting thread, and really useful to see other school's attempts at boundary setting. We partnered with a few schools in the Northants area to gather a big data grab of results and attempted to set boundaries based on this.

We ended up with about 1, sets of data, which whilst not up to the number that PiXL will end up with, was still a healthy sample size. The relatively low scores across eight schools were quite alarming and shows that the papers are definitely harder!

We ended up, hopefully cautiously, setting our boundaries at: Foundation 1 40 Just looked at the PiXL boundaries again. I am struggling with this, I'll be honest! The pixl boundaries have been set using the proportions due to get each grade. That process is fundamentally flawed as the pixl cohort is not typical of the cohort across the country - the top end is missing hence the low marks needed to get top grades. The data at the other end is rubbish as well All in all not any use at all other than to give the kids a percentage of the exam they could do.

PiXL have made a grave but obvious mistake in their analysis. This is why the boundaries are so low. If things look rediculous they usually are!

Hi All, I was browsing this thread as we are giving our C11's their mock papers in December and we are probably using the Edexcel Mock Papers supplied by Pearson.

Is it worth sharing results and thoughts around grade boundaries? Also, can I ask Cheryl and Pi r squared which set of papers you created your grade boundaries for? I'm surprised so many people are staying loyal to Edexcel.

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