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GCSE results: Exam boards spark panic by publishing grade boundaries in advance

Teenagers panic as grade boundaries are released online

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Teenagers panic as grade boundaries are released online

Exam boards have caused a Twitter storm after releasing grade boundaries ahead of GCSE results day tomorrow.   

Teenagers have flocked to social media in a panic over boundaries published to help school exam officers today.

It began when exam boards, including OCR and AQA, uploaded the boundaries online this morning. 

Exams officers – our #GCSE grade boundaries have been uploaded online today. #resultsday

— OCR (@ocrexams) August 24, 2016

Although students will not be able to tell how many marks they have got on a paper from the release, many are fearful that the boundaries are too high:


now that I've seen the grade boundaries, I see this loaf of bread as my equal #GCSEResults2016

— jiggalo (@ZakAli4) August 24, 2016


We were all scared of the grade boundaries last year and they were literally nothing to be worried about!!!

— kelsey (@xkelslouise_) August 24, 2016




These Maths grade boundaries are making me feel a bit ill

— will (@willhayesss) August 24, 2016


With some reminiscing about some of the harder exam papers that came up this summer - including AQA's biology paper which asked students about independent shops and teenage drinking. 

After seeing the grade boundaries, I think aqa predicted the future with drunk teenagers in b1 paper, drown my sorrows #GCSEResults2016

— Phoebe (@phoebesammie) August 24, 2016

GCSE results tomorrow will tell them if they were right to be worried. 

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