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1. Hello,

Does anyone know exactly how the grading works for AQA A2 physics in terms of the marks needed on each individual paper? I have seen on the AQA grade boundaries from previous years that on each of the two papers you need to attain a certain mark in order to get an A or E. I'm not entirely sure what this actually means in terms of final results.

So say we have the scenario that you get the marks for an A in one paper and a U on the other, but your total marks are of an A, what happens?

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3. (Original post by yusufxrasul)
Does anyone know exactly how the grading works for AQA A2 physics in terms of the marks needed on each individual paper? I have seen on the AQA grade boundaries from previous years that on each of the two papers you need to attain a certain mark in order to get an A or E. I'm not entirely sure what this actually means in terms of final results.

So say we have the scenario that you get the marks for an A in one paper and a U on the other, but your total marks are of an A, what happens?
The grades for individual papers are only indicative and have no real meaning. What matters is your UMS total for the 6 A level units - 480 or more = A, 420-479=B, 360-419=C etc.
4. Thanks for your reply!!! By the way, do you know this from having gone through and completed the A2 or is that what you have been told and or have deduced?

Thanks

(Original post by Compost)
The grades for individual papers are only indicative and have no real meaning. What matters is your UMS total for the 6 A level units - 480 or more = A, 420-479=B, 360-419=C etc.
5. (Original post by yusufxrasul)
Thanks for your reply!!! By the way, do you know this from having gone through and completed the A2 or is that what you have been told and or have deduced?
It's the same for all 6 unit A levels for all domestic exam boards (AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC) and I know it because part of my job is being an exam officer. I did take Physics A level but long before this system was devised.
6. Thank you so much!

(Original post by Compost)
It's the same for all 6 unit A levels for all domestic exam boards (AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC) and I know it because part of my job is being an exam officer. I did take Physics A level but long before this system was devised.

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