What does the double score science represent?

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Biology/Physics etc?

What are the two separate GCSE’s in science subjects represented in the double award score
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Biology/Physics etc?

What are the two separate GCSE’s in science subjects represented in the double award score
the first grade is calculated using a mean of bio paper 1, chem paper 1 and physics paper 1. and the second grade is calculated using a mean of all paper 2! the idea is that the first grade is core knowledge + second grade is additional knowledge.
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Thank you so much for clearing that up. I was hoping one would be biology as I’m stronger in that than Chem and physics. Thanks again!
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the first grade is calculated using a mean of bio paper 1, chem paper 1 and physics paper 1. and the second grade is calculated using a mean of all paper 2! the idea is that the first grade is core knowledge + second grade is additional knowledge.
No it isn't. They add all the marks of different papers together and then give you 2 grades based on the grade boundaries for double grades. The only possible results are 9-9, 9-8, 8-8, 8-7, 7-7 etc. If the 2 grades were calculated separately you could be awarded grades like 5-8 or 6-3 and you can't be.
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For a Combined Science double GCSE you cover 2/3 of each of the Biology GCSE, Chemistry GCSE and Physics GCSE specifications. The final double grade is calculated purely from the total score you achieve.
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For a Combined Science double GCSE you cover 2/3 of each of the Biology GCSE, Chemistry GCSE and Physics GCSE specifications. The final double grade is calculated purely from the total score you achieve.
I see, I guess I better start revising chem and physics a bit more. Thank you
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