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    (Original post by _gcx)
    If you enjoy Maths, I'd definitely recommend it.

    I would look at where you went wrong in all mocks that you have done to identify points of weakness. With Maths, just having the knowledge isn't really enough, you need to know how to apply it, so practice questions are the best way to go. I wouldn't be worried this early, tbh.
    Okay, Thanks!
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    I was just wondering how are triple science grades calculated
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    (Original post by Glitzmania)
    I was just wondering how are triple science grades calculated
    The marks for each paper are converted into "UMS", which is a scaled mark. Each "raw" (out of 60) mark has a UMS conversion (out of 80). They are all added up, including the controlled assessment, and the boundaries are applied as follows: 90% for an A*, 80% for an A, 70% for a B, etc., and 40% for an E. These boundaries are the same for every single subject of every single qualification that used UMS. This "UMS" mark is the one that you see on your paper.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    The marks for each paper are converted into "UMS", which is a scaled mark. Each "raw" (out of 60) mark has a UMS conversion (out of 80). They are all added up, including the controlled assessment, and the boundaries are applied as follows: 90% for an A*, 80% for an A, 70% for a B, etc., and 40% for an E. These boundaries are the same for every single subject of every single qualification that used UMS. This "UMS" mark is the one that you see on your paper.
    But how do u get individual grades for biology chemistry and physics because I have done my core science exam and I still have unit two And three to do
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    (Original post by Glitzmania)
    But how do u get individual grades for biology chemistry and physics because I have done my core science exam and I still have unit two And three to do
    You don't. If you're taking them individually like that, you'll get three grades: one for Core Science (B1/C1/P1), one for Additional Science (B2/C2/P2) and one for Further Additional Science, sometimes known as "Triple", (B3/C3/P3). My previous statement still applies
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    You don't. If you're taking them individually like that, you'll get three grades: one for Core Science (B1/C1/P1), one for Additional Science (B2/C2/P2) and one for Further Additional Science, sometimes known as "Triple", (B3/C3/P3). My previous statement still applies
    By why do some people say I got a grade for physics biology and chemistry I thought u get a grade for b1/ b2/b3 and they add all of them up and son on that's how u get a grade
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    I go back on the 12th September. You're all going back quite early
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    (Original post by Itsemziexoxo)
    I go back on the 12th September. You're all going back quite early
    The 12th?! Why so late? We get back on the 5th, cause the 1st and 2nd are inset days and then there's the weekend.
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    (Original post by Glitzmania)
    By why do some people say I got a grade for physics biology and chemistry I thought u get a grade for b1/ b2/b3 and they add all of them up and son on that's how u get a grade
    There are two ways to take triple, by taking mixed science, ie. Core Science (B1/C1/P1), Additional Science (B2/C2/P2) and Further Additional Science (B3, C3, P3), or individual sciences: Biology (B1/B2/B3), Chemistry (C1/C2/C3), Physics (P1/P2/P3). You are taking the former, if you got a grade for Core Science or simply Science, and if you're definitely doing triple.
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    (Original post by _b_e_n_)
    The 12th?! Why so late? We get back on the 5th, cause the 1st and 2nd are inset days and then there's the weekend.
    No idea! My school have always went back around the same time apart from in year 8 when we went back on the 23rd of September (school was getting rebuilt) It'll be quite hard for me though as I come back off holiday 2 days before school starts so I'll have to try and do all my homework before then.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    There are two ways to take triple, by taking mixed science, ie. Core Science (B1/C1/P1), Additional Science (B2/C2/P2) and Further Additional Science (B3, C3, P3), or individual sciences: Biology (B1/B2/B3), Chemistry (C1/C2/C3), Physics (P1/P2/P3). You are taking the former, if you got a grade for Core Science or simply Science, and if you're definitely doing triple.
    I just done my core science early how do I know which one I am doing
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    (Original post by Glitzmania)
    I just done my core science early how do I know which one I am doing
    You're doing the former then. Don't worry, I'm sure your teacher will explain!
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    Hi, my name is Kira and some of my hobbies include: art, playing video games, listening to music and playing with my dog.

    The GCSEs that I'm taking are:
    English lang (AQA)
    English Lit (AQA)
    Maths (AQA(I think))
    Triple Science (so 3 GCSEs) (Edexcel)
    Graphics (AQA(I think))
    Art (Not sure)
    French (AQA)

    My favourite subjects are chemistry, french and art.

    I think I'm ready for year 11- I know that if I work hard enough, I'll get there but I'm extremely worried about English lang and lit. I'm in top set at my school but I'm at the lower end of top set. Also, I'm being put in a form that's based on English and maths (I believe it's for my English as I'm really good at maths) and I don't know how to study and improve on it so any pointers or anything like that will help

    My dream job would possibly be a concept designer for video games and films/tv shows.
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    I'm confused now about triple science. I do triple science which means I do 2 exams for each science; P1,P2,P3 and then P4,P5,P6 and so on for Chem and Bio. Double science students do 3 exams containing P1,B1,C1 and then P2,B2,C2 and P3,B3,C3. I'm with OCR Gateway so might be different to say Edexcel or AQA. 😂
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    (Original post by bimball)
    I'm confused now about triple science. I do triple science which means I do 2 exams for each science; P1,P2,P3 and then P4,P5,P6 and so on for Chem and Bio. Double science students do 3 exams containing P1,B1,C1 and then P2,B2,C2 and P3,B3,C3. I'm with OCR Gateway so might be different to say Edexcel or AQA. 😂

    I do AQA triple science so i do c1 c2 c3 p1 p2 p3 b1 b2 b3 at the end of year 11 and double science you do c1 c2 p1 p2 b1 b2 at the end of year 11 or some at the end of year 10

    Ocr has different units
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    (Original post by samaad1)
    I do AQA triple science so i do c1 c2 c3 p1 p2 p3 b1 b2 b3 at the end of year 11 and double science you do c1 c2 p1 p2 b1 b2 at the end of year 11 or some at the end of year 10

    Ocr has different units
    How are you finding triple science and what have you covered?

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    (Original post by haseeb798)
    How are you finding triple science and what have you covered?

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    I think it' not that bad haven't sat any gcses and havent done physics isa yet but done some mocks predicted chem-A phys-B bio-B
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    Hi!!!!
    Im doing:
    Englisn lit
    English lang
    Maths
    French
    Triple science
    Business studies
    History
    Geography

    I am soooo scared for year 11!!! I speng the whole of year 9 in hospital and i feel like it made me go backwards... I tried to catch up in year 10 but im really aiming for a*s... I really want to do medicine as well but with the new gcses in english and maths i dont think i will get 9's in them...


    How are you guys gonna learn quotes from 3 books and 15 poems for english??
    And the style of the maths questions is sooo hard!!!!!

    Help me!!!!
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    (Original post by N-chicken)
    Hi!!!!
    Im doing:
    Englisn lit
    English lang
    Maths
    French
    Triple science
    Business studies
    History
    Geography

    I am soooo scared for year 11!!! I speng the whole of year 9 in hospital and i feel like it made me go backwards... I tried to catch up in year 10 but im really aiming for a*s... I really want to do medicine as well but with the new gcses in english and maths i dont think i will get 9's in them...


    How are you guys gonna learn quotes from 3 books and 15 poems for english??
    And the style of the maths questions is sooo hard!!!!!

    Help me!!!!
    Hi N-chicken!

    What is bothering you about the style of questions within the new Maths spec? Do you mean you can't understand the way in which questions are asked? The terminology used? (etc.)
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    (Original post by Glitzmania)
    But how do u get individual grades for biology chemistry and physics because I have done my core science exam and I still have unit two And three to do
    http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ.../ums-converter

    Put in the exam and when it was. Individual grades aren't that important though. It would be better to add up your UMS score, with your coursework UMS Score as well so you get a score out of 400. (4x100 Possible points).

    360: A*
    320: A
    280: B
    240: C
    200 : D
    160 : E
 
 
 
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