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

24th August 2016 at 12:13
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. 

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:







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. 

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

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