A-level grade boundaries leaked ahead of results day

Leaked documents show A-level maths candidates had to score just 55% to get an A grade in this year’s paper. The BBC reports.

Documents revealing the grade boundaries for all A-level exams set by Pearson-owned exam board Edexcel, have been leaked on social media.

The leaked Edexcel document, first reported in the Daily Telegraph, also shows biology A-level candidates needed 56% (167 marks out of 300) to get an A, while physics students needed just 59% (176 out of 300).

In English literature, candidates needed 69% (208 marks out of 300) to get A and 67% (202 out of 300) for an A in chemistry.

Responding to the leak, a spokesman for Pearson said: “Our systems are working as they should and the information was shared today via a password-protected, secure website.

“Schools are trusted to treat the info confidentially on behalf of their students and the vast majority do.”

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