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Marks for Edexcel Maths GCSE

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thunderbird69 Thu 20-Aug-15 11:18:27

DS got his results and for all subjects except for maths it shows the marks and breakdowns for each paper. Do Edexcel not give the marks?

He wants to see how far off a A* he was

TeenAndTween Thu 20-Aug-15 12:34:16

That's what I want to know too. I'd like to know whether DD missed the next grade up for maths by a whisker or a mile.

wed99 Thu 20-Aug-15 12:44:52

My daughter missed an A* by 1 mark . The teachers at school today had all the raw scores for each paper and her maths teacher told us to request a re-mark. So presumably your schools should be able to tell you how close you were to the next grade.

Draylon Thu 20-Aug-15 12:52:12

Ditto! DS took EDEXL/GC (?) Mathematics A (linear) Option H- that's the only Maths exam listed- surely there were two? Calc and non-calc? He got a 'B' with '46 points'.

What does that mean?

All his other exams have up to 4 different test results listed.

thunderbird69 Thu 20-Aug-15 12:57:40

I think 46 points is the number of points allocated to a grade B rather than the test result

I phoned the school and they said that is the way the results are printed out. As wed99 says, the schools obviously have access to the marks. Seemed most huffy that I actually wanted to know what marks he got, but eventually let me leave a message for the exam administrator

Draylon Thu 20-Aug-15 13:25:04

Yes, I thinks so, too, but I wonder if 50 points gets you an A? Or 45 points a C? Kind of important as DS was planning on doing a Maths AS level! A near-miss A is still OK; an almost C isn't.

SuperMoonIsKeepingMeUpToo Thu 20-Aug-15 14:00:36

The 46 will be the percentage he gained overall. Each paper is out of 100 marks so he would have scored a total of 92 out of a possible 200 marks. The grade boundaries are here:

qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/Support/Grade-boundaries/GCSE/1506-GCSE-Grade-Boundaries.pdf

Actually that states a total of 95 marks were required for a grade B so I'm not sure how he was awarded a B. That's how I understand it anyway. Well done him for getting his B though!

titchy Thu 20-Aug-15 14:25:56

46 is the standard points given for aB grade (in the same way that a C grade A level is worth 80 points).

You will need to get the actual mark off the school to see how close he was to the A. Annoying isn't it - dd didn't bother to get the raw mark for Maths either.

LynetteScavo Thu 20-Aug-15 21:29:25

Just marking my place, as I have the same question. I'm guessing that EDEXEL haven't released the marks for some reason. I'm going to ask the school to let me know when they have them.
WJEC English Lang is also missing for DS.

The points are how much each GCSE grade is worth, just as A'levels have points.

A* 58 points,
A 52
B 46
C 40
D 34
E 28
F 22
G 16

Draylon Fri 21-Aug-15 03:10:51

Thanks

noblegiraffe Fri 21-Aug-15 08:51:12

The school will have the raw marks. Edexcel have certainly released theirs.

I taught maths courses by Edexcel, OCR and AQA this year. None of the actual marks appeared on the students' exam results, but I had sheafs of paper from each exam board with them on.

I don't know why they don't put them on for maths, it's because it's a linear course, but students do still want to know how they scored on each paper and total.

thunderbird69 Wed 26-Aug-15 12:57:09

Has anyone been able to get hold of their marks? I managed to speak to someone at school today and they tell me they haven't got them. The head of Maths may have them but won't be in till start of term. confused

MEgirl Wed 26-Aug-15 14:57:49

They certainly should have them. We were given them on results day and submitted our request for remark the following day.

TeenAndTween Wed 26-Aug-15 16:13:24

I asked the school and got an answer back the same day. DD got 119 which means she missed an A by 6 marks.

That is the best I could have expected of her, she never quite made it to an A in any mocks, so I am delighted that she maintained her standard for the final exam. (And much better than being 1 or 2 marks off).

lifesalongsong Wed 26-Aug-15 22:09:20

I spoke to the exams officers at my child's school today and asked her for the mark, she just looked at a list on her PC and told me the individual marks for each paper

Grade boundaries are here

qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/results-certification/grade-boundaries.html

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