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    (Original post by olmyster911)
    what makes you say that?
    I always make the stupidest of mistakes on simple questions, and when going over the papers with my teachers I think that it's on borderline A* (since the boundaries will probably increase for B123 and B456 wasn't the best). I don't know about B7 yet though.
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    Guys in biology if I scraped A*s in the exams, would my high A in the coursework have a big impact. Could it potentially bring my grade down?


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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    I always make the stupidest of mistakes on simple questions, and when going over the papers with my teachers I think that it's on borderline A* (since the boundaries will probably increase for B123 and B456 wasn't the best). I don't know about B7 yet though.
    I do that too! To be honest I think you'll get A* because your answers seem to be on the marks. What's your coursework grade?
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    (Original post by DDan123)
    Guys in biology if I scraped A*s in the exams, would my high A in the coursework have a big impact. Could it potentially bring my grade down?


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    I want to know that too, I'm scared my highish A will drag down A*s in exams

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    If you get A*'s in all three of the exams, the high A (providing it is only a couple off an A*) won't effect your overall grade of an A*
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    (Original post by olmyster911)
    I do that too! To be honest I think you'll get A* because your answers seem to be on the marks. What's your coursework grade?
    53 or 54/64, 86 UMS so I need to get A*s
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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    53 or 54/64, 86 UMS so I need to get A*s
    Same as mine, what do we need in raw marks to get an A* then overall ish

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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    53 or 54/64, 86 UMS so I need to get A*s
    Do you know how many UMS i need to get on each paper to get an A* in biology overall if my coursework is 61/64 ?
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    (Original post by Amyjonesx)
    Do you know how many UMS i need to get on each paper to get an A* in biology overall if my coursework is 61/64 ?
    Wow your coursework is high! Our teachers were soo strict and gave nobody anywhere near the 60 mark in case it got moderated down!

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    (Original post by superdarklord)
    Same as mine, what do we need in raw marks to get an A* then overall ish

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    Can't predict it until boundaries sadly, but we need to get A*s in the upper end of the lower bound if that makes sense... such as 92-94% UMS. In the 40s for each unit though.
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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    53 or 54/64, 86 UMS so I need to get A*s
    Ahh right! Well I'm sure you will have! I'm genuinely surprised at getting A*'s in my coursework because the practicals were so badly carried out by me and my partner xD
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    (Original post by Amyjonesx)
    Do you know how many UMS i need to get on each paper to get an A* in biology overall if my coursework is 61/64 ?
    In Physics I got 60/64 and this was 98 UMS, so 61 will probably be 99 UMS and it'll cap at 63-64 for 100.

    A* = 360 UMS
    360-99 = 261
    261/3 units = 87 UMS in each unit
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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    Can't predict it until boundaries sadly, but we need to get A*s in the upper end of the lower bound if that makes sense... such as 92-94% UMS. In the 40s for each unit though.
    Okay sounds doable thanks!!

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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    In Physics I got 60/64 and this was 98 UMS, so 61 will probably be 99 UMS and it'll cap at 63-64 for 100.

    A* = 360 UMS
    360-99 = 261
    261/3 units = 87 UMS in each unit
    Thankyou!
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    (Original post by superdarklord)
    Wow your coursework is high! Our teachers were soo strict and gave nobody anywhere near the 60 mark in case it got moderated down!

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    really? Thats so unfair! I suppose at least you know you wont get marked down
    what have you got in all 3?
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    (Original post by Amyjonesx)
    really? Thats so unfair! I suppose at least you know you wont get marked down
    what have you got in all 3?
    I have no ideaa I know I got solid As in them, 54 in one, idk about the rest but yeah it's so irritating

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    (Original post by superdarklord)
    Wow your coursework is high! Our teachers were soo strict and gave nobody anywhere near the 60 mark in case it got moderated down!

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    Same as ours I still don't even know what I got in my physics and chemistry coursework but I know they awarded nobody A*..... it's kind of frustrating given I saw some work on the internet (different topic but still) with barely any detail which had got like 60/64 ....
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    Same as ours I still don't even know what I got in my physics and chemistry coursework but I know they awarded nobody A*..... it's kind of frustrating given I saw some work on the internet (different topic but still) with barely any detail which had got like 60/64 ....
    Really unfair! Thankyou to my teachers!!
    only a couple of people in my year got A*s i think
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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    In Physics I got 60/64 and this was 98 UMS, so 61 will probably be 99 UMS and it'll cap at 63-64 for 100.

    A* = 360 UMS
    360-99 = 261
    261/3 units = 87 UMS in each unit
    So wait.. Let me get this straight. If you need 87 in each unit which 40-43 marks. But if the grade boundaries are 36-39 for an a* and someone just scrapes the grade boundaries getting 36-39 then he will have 3 A* in his exams and an A* in controlled assessment giving a total of 4 A*s and still end up with an A? That's not possible is it.


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    (Original post by Fyt)
    So wait.. Let me get this straight. If you need 87 in each unit which 40-43 marks. But if the grade boundaries are 36-39 for an a* and someone just scrapes the grade boundaries getting 36-39 then he will have 3 A* in his exams and an A* in controlled assessment giving a total of 4 A*s and still end up with an A? That's not possible is it.


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    No, the UMS stays the same but the UMS that's given for each raw mark changes depending on the boundaries. 40-43 marks one year could be a high A*, the other year it could be a mid A*. Your UMS can push up other units, such as the coursework 'theoretically' to an A* or whatever grade you want. It all comes down to UMS.
 
 
 

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