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    What do I need to get to achieve an A* grade in Physics and Chemistry on the OCR board, Physics A and Chemistry A. I believe it to be averaging 80% (A) at AS level and at A2 level averaging 90%, but I'm not sure if it may be like the Maths A* where you need to achieve 90% in each individual module (apart from D1 for myself).
    And does this include the practical assessments? I'm guessing so...

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    Overall A and 90% in your A2 Modules. For maths, overall A, and 90% in C3 and C4.
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    Yes, it includes practicals.

    Maths - only C3 and C4 are counted. Applied maths modules don't count towards the A*.
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    Its not for each individual module, its over the year as a whole...
    and as far as im aware it does include the practical assignments, but i wish it didnt...
    hope this helps
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Yes, it includes practicals.

    Maths - only C3 and C4 are counted. Applied maths modules don't count towards the A*.
    Do you know whether applied maths modules (eg M2 and M3) count for A*s in Further Maths?
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    (Original post by Tetra3)
    Do you know whether applied maths modules (eg M2 and M3) count for A*s in Further Maths?

    For further maths, the best three modules out of the six count towards the A*.

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...des_at_A-level
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    (Original post by JChoudhry)
    Overall A and 90% in your A2 Modules. For maths, overall A, and 90% in C3 and C4.
    For C3 and C4 - is that an average of 90% or 90%+ in each? Thanks.
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    (Original post by hassan_s)
    For C3 and C4 - is that an average of 90% or 90%+ in each? Thanks.
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    Is it the same for other boards?
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    (Original post by JChoudhry)
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    Thank you very much, that is a load off my mind, lol.
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    (Original post by Justbuildingmydam)
    Is it the same for other boards?
    Yes, they all use the same criteria.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    For further maths, the best three modules out of the six count towards the A*.

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...des_at_A-level
    Cool thanks for the info. Hmm that means someone could get an A* with just applied units like S2, M2 and M3. Eh I wish I was doing S2 instead of D1 so that it could count. xD Ah well, it'd be better to get high marks FP2-3 modules as those are probably the most useful to learn well. :p:
 
 
 
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