How are gcse grade boundaries worked out?
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** Making the grades video transcript **
A qualification is a way of demonstrating that someone has achieved a
certain level of learning.
It acts as a passport to the next stage in a student's life, whether they
are entering the world of work or going on to further study or training.
To gain a qualification, students often take examinations, which assess
their knowledge, understanding and skills.
AQA sets the exam papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels... which
means that every year; we mark more than 7 million exam scripts and award
the grades for nearly 2 million students.
So how does what a student writes in an exam turn into a grade?
There are two main stages: marking the exams, and awarding grades.
Here's how the process worksâ¦
When students sit an exam they write the answers in a booklet.
At the end of the exam the completed booklets â known as scripts
â are sent to examiners for marking.
Examiners are usually qualified teachers. They are trained to mark to the
They practise marking scripts using a mark scheme which provides sample
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