Just a short update to let you know that you can get the 2016 grade boundaries for psychology here. I’ve updated that previous post to reflect the grade boundary requirements for the 2016 exams. You will also see I compare last years grade boundaries (2015) and give you a breakdown of what has increased and by how much this year (2016). This is done for both the new specification AS students and old specification AS and A2 students.
Overall they have reduced across the board for the high-end marks which we should ideally all be aiming for which is good news for us all. I estimate this has made the overall challenge of getting an A* or A grade about 5-9 raw marks easier (for old spec students). The new psychology specification’s boundaries are actually lower than the old one but this is to be expected considering its the first time its been rolled out and it is considered much harder now. It pretty much balances up with last year really for new spec students.
There were 3 groups of students in 2016 sitting exams; Firstly you had your new specification students who started studying the new psychology specification from September 2015 sitting Unit 1 and Unit 2 (unit codes 7181/1 and 7181/2).
You also had retake students sitting the AS component (PSYA1 and PSYA2) of the old specification from the previous year and also people sitting the old spec A2 component which was PSYA3 and PSYA4.
The table in the link above breaks down the results for all 3 groups so you can easily identify what the boundaries are for you.
Also on another note, you may have noticed the Loopa website looks significantly different. I am currently still working on updates for it as I roll out a new design and updates so expect some bugs (and report them to me if you find any) and il look to get them fixed too.
If you want to talk you can also catch me here on our Loopa facebook page: www.facebook.com/aqapsychology