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    Hi.

    I'm in Year 11 and did AQA Core Science last year and am doing Additional Science this year. I got a B in Core Science and am re-sitting my Chemistry exam (this is the one I did worst in) to try and get an A.

    I want to know what mark do you need to get an A in the Chemistry exam? I have Core and Additional Chemistry exams on Monday, so preferably the mark for both papers.

    Thanks.
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    Hey. So I think the general rule is 90% for an A*, 80% for and A, 70% for and B and so on... However these grade boundries do change depending on how hard the paper is: if its really hard they'll be lower and visa versa. Go for as many marks as possible! lol

    Good luck on monday x
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    Thanks for the help. And I think I'll need the luck. Lol :-p
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    In UMS marks it's 90 for A*, 80 for A and so on. But the way they work out the UMS differs each year. Last June when I did my Core Science you only had to get 37/45 to actually get 100 UMS marks, so it all depends.
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    The above is correct. Please see here:

    http://web.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_ums.php
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    I'm not sure of the specifics but I know it does vary a lot from exam to exam. But I think they are similar to what other people have said.
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    Perhaps there will be less variation now that there is a mandate to ensure the exams will become more challanging. I think this will include some extended response questions, which should help to differentiate more effectively between candidates than at present.
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    Thank you all for your help. I'm guessing that the best solution to the problem is just to revise and try and get as many marks as I can.
 
 
 
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