ExclusiveThe A level where answering almost half the questions wrong still results in an A

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First ever A-level where getting almost half of answers wrong will get you an A 

Pass marks have been drastically reduced compared to previous years

Students who got almost half of the answers wrong in their Maths A-level this summer will get a grade A, it has emerged.

Just 55 per cent is required for an A in this year’s Edexcel exam, according to a leaked copy of the grade boundaries seen by The Telegraph. It is believed to be the lowest amount of marks ever needed to secure a top grade in the exam. 

Students with 45 per cent will be awarded a B, those with 34 per cent will get a C and those with 14 per cent will pass their A-level with a grade E.

Edexcel, which is owned by Pearson, is the biggest exam board for Maths A-level, with around 60,000 students taking the exam in June.  

This summer was the first year that pupils of all abilities…

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