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    (Original post by Basket case)
    What were your exams on?;O?!
    We were allowed to bring in notes as well for our assessment Aslong as they were NOT typed


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    Unit 1 - Medicine Through Time - worth 35%
    Unit 2 - Nazi Germany 1919-1945 - worth 40%
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    C1 - A*
    C2 - A*

    B1 - A*
    B2 - A (2 UMS off A*)

    P1 - A
    P2 - A*

    Assuming you did the Higher Papers on all three, B3 I found brilliant, had no problems with it at all, C3 I found the questions easy but struggled for time because there were quite a few long ones, Physics was okay but that's my weakest science... you?
    C1 70
    C2 77

    B1 75
    B2 74

    P1 69
    P2 76

    B3 was good, far easier that I expected it to be. C3 was definitely the one that most people complained about but I found it okay. It was the only paper out of the 3 that challenged me the most. It truly tested understanding. P3 was fine, didn't like some questions and some of the proving questions were too easy.

    Overall I should be set for 3A*s if the CAU marks don't change to much.
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    C1 - A*
    C2 - A*

    B1 - A*
    B2 - A (2 UMS off A*)

    P1 - A
    P2 - A*

    Assuming you did the Higher Papers on all three, B3 I found brilliant, had no problems with it at all, C3 I found the questions easy but struggled for time because there were quite a few long ones, Physics was okay but that's my weakest science... you?
    I agree with that^ although I didn't struggle for time too much I got similar to you

    B1 A* (100)
    B2 A (89)

    C1 A* (96)
    C2 A (88)

    P1 B (79)
    P2 A (81) how they happened I have no idea though :eek:
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    (Original post by zed963)
    C1 70
    C2 77

    B1 75
    B2 74

    P1 69
    P2 76

    B3 was good, far easier that I expected it to be. C3 was definitely the one that most people complained about but I found it okay. It was the only paper out of the 3 that challenged me the most. It truly tested understanding. P3 was fine, didn't like some questions and some of the proving questions were too easy.

    Overall I should be set for 3A*s if the CAU marks don't change to much.

    Fingers crossed for us both, I doubt I'll get an A* in Physics but probably will in the other two. The grade boundaries will probably be set quite low for the last few exams, as we were the first group taking them and most people found them difficult!
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    What Year are you in?
    Year 11/12- I'm starting sixth form in September
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    (Original post by techno836)
    I agree with that^ although I didn't struggle for time too much I got similar to you

    B1 A* (100)
    B2 A (89)

    C1 A* (96)
    C2 A (88)

    P1 B (79)
    P2 A (81) how they happened I have no idea though :eek:

    Are the numbers your percentage of marks or your UMS? Because I could have sworn UMS ended at 80.

    For me, my UMS marks were

    B1 - 79
    B2 - 70

    C1 - 72
    C2 - 73

    P1 - 65
    P2 - 80 (Not the slightest clue how that happened)
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    Fingers crossed for us both, I doubt I'll get an A* in Physics but probably will in the other two. The grade boundaries will probably be set quite low for the last few exams, as we were the first group taking them and most people found them difficult!
    Were they low for the old spec?
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    Are the numbers your percentage of marks or your UMS? Because I could have sworn UMS ended at 80.

    For me, my UMS marks were

    B1 - 79
    B2 - 70

    C1 - 72
    C2 - 73

    P1 - 65
    P2 - 80 (Not the slightest clue how that happened)
    Oh different exam board haha i'm AQA
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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    Year 11/12- I'm starting sixth form in September
    No point then now. It's designed for Year 11 students who finished their Maths GCSE in Year 10 with A/A* grades.
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    Are the numbers your percentage of marks or your UMS? Because I could have sworn UMS ended at 80.

    For me, my UMS marks were

    B1 - 79
    B2 - 70

    C1 - 72
    C2 - 73

    P1 - 65
    P2 - 80 (Not the slightest clue how that happened)
    For P2 you probably scored 55+ which they scaled up to 80UMS
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    (Original post by techno836)
    it's definitely worth doing, but I'm not sure as I never took it instead I sat in AS class all year 11 and learnt some A level content aswell as doing GCSE stats sorry
    Well, aren't you clever?
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    (Original post by zed963)
    Were they low for the old spec?

    I don't know what the grade boundaries were for the previous spec, but unit 3's are generally considered to be the hardest units and we got told they cover some A-Level topics so the examiners might be kind.
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    (Original post by techno836)
    Oh different exam board haha i'm AQA

    How were the unit 3 exams for AQA?
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    I don't know what the grade boundaries were for the previous spec, but unit 3's are generally considered to be the hardest units and we got told they cover some A-Level topics so the examiners might be kind.
    Yeah they definitely cover some a-level topics.

    While studying which module did you find the hardest to get your head around?
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    (Original post by zed963)
    Yeah they definitely cover some a-level topics.

    While studying which module did you find the hardest to get your head around?

    I would say all the stuff to do with momentum, kinetic energy, elastic/inelastic collisions and all the calculations and stuff that go with it in P3... I've always hated that kind of stuff. You?
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    No point then now. It's designed for Year 11 students who finished their Maths GCSE in Year 10 with A/A* grades.
    Oh. Okay
    I recieved a Grade A in Maths early (3 marks of an A*-don't know why I feel the need to point this out: probably TSR's high standards have got to me) but our school did not have any qualified teachers to teach us anything extra. So instead we had to use our Maths lessons to prepare for other exams
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    any predictions for the AQA GCSE Physics ISA Grade Boundaries
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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    Oh. Okay
    I recieved a Grade A in Maths early (3 marks of an A*-don't know why I feel the need to point this out: probably TSR's high standards have got to me) but our school did not have any qualified teachers to teach us anything extra. So instead we had to use our Maths lessons to prepare for other exams
    Yeah I had to do that in my Geography and RE lessons but I never did anything
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    I would say all the stuff to do with momentum, kinetic energy, elastic/inelastic collisions and all the calculations and stuff that go with it in P3... I've always hated that kind of stuff. You?
    collision didn't come up in the P3 paper thank goodness.

    I found C3 the most trickiest, only the electrolysis bit, I think I went a bit too deep into electrolysis.
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    How were the unit 3 exams for AQA?
    I'd like to say rather easy without sounding arrogant

    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    Well, aren't you clever?
    haha I guess :lol: not like a lot of people on here though :lol:
 
 
 
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