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# 2011 IB Grade Boundaries

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My exam's in a few days, and I read on this website, that to get a 7, you need 68%, however from the graduates I spoke to last year, they said that the grade boundary for a 7 is 73%. I was kinda confused, so I just wanted to make it clear.

Is it 68%? Or higher? Because it's the NOV exam, or 73%+ ?

Thanks!

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It seems like quite a low grade boundary compared to other subjects.

Is psychology marked very harshly, or what?

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Thanks for the site! So does it hover around 70% after the IA, Paper 1, and 2 have been added together?

A 7 for IA is 15-20

A 7 for P1 is 30-46

A 7 for P2 is 17-22

Total for 7 is 62-88

62/88 = 70%

So yea, I would give or take a couple marks depending on the year. So around 60-64 marks.

It seems like quite a low grade boundary compared to other subjects.

Is psychology marked very harshly, or what?

Probably because it's quite subjective and marks tend to be lower. Physics and Math HL have low boundaries as well but its because they're just plain hard though.

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Thanks for the site! So does it hover around 70% after the IA, Paper 1, and 2 have been added together?

A 7 for IA is 15-20

A 7 for P1 is 30-46

A 7 for P2 is 17-22

Total for 7 is 62-88

62/88 = 70%

So yea, I would give or take a couple marks depending on the year. So around 60-64 marks.

I find that kind of odd, because last year's grade boundaries were 73% and even if you get over 15 for IA, 30 for P1, and 17 for P2, it still doesn't add up to 73%. The grades for the IAs and such as the same as 2010, right?

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The grades in the pdf is for may 2011 so its possible the november ones had a 73% boundary. Keep in mind boundaries do flucate a couple percent 2 or 3 so I would not be surprised if the boundary ranged from 67-73 %

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The boundaries are also more likely to fluctuate because it's a new syllabus and the first time it's being tested in November. Just try your hardest .

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A Basic approximation would be 70% for both HL and SL. Giving an exact value is hard, since the boundaries tend to fluctuate year by year.

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I've heard from my teacher that now, with the new syllabus, the grade boundary for a 7 is now around 80%. Is this true?

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I've heard from my teacher that now, with the new syllabus, the grade boundary for a 7 is now around 80%. Is this true?

Unless your teacher is quoting that statistics straight from the most recent psychology subject report for May, then it is made-up. Ask him/her to show you the subject report to know for sure .

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