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    Hi guys, recently I have received my results for my ISA resit. Unfortunately, I only got a low A, 29/40. I am extremely disappointed as I am desperate for an a*. Can someone tell me what UMS points this is? And also how many times can you resit an ISA. And finally, can I still get an a* overall, considering that i have 93 UMS in Chem unit 1, thank you.
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    29 = roughly about 60-65 UMS

    360 UMS = A*
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    (Original post by TheFootyKing19)
    29 = roughly about 60-65 UMS

    360 UMS = A*
    Looks like I am resitting!!! How many times can you redo an isa?
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    3 time i think..

    93 + 60 = 153 = a B so far
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    is this AQA? If so the school should only "cash in" your isa when they have to, and will only send in one for each GCSE (so 1 single, 1 double, or 1 bio, 1 chem, 1 phys). This means you can do as many ISAs as your teachers have time for, only the best one gets sent off.

    you need at least 36/40 on the ISA+PSA to get an A*. so that's 30 on the paper assuming you have a PSA of 6.

    Without re-sitting you'll have to average ~100UMS in the remaining 2 modules to get an A*
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    I think u can do 3 ISAs. In my school you can do 3in year 10 and then 3 in year 11 for each science..but I'm doing triple science. I would ask your teacher about where you lost marks.
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    (Original post by Doodledoo1)
    I think u can do 3 ISAs. In my school you can do 3in year 10 and then 3 in year 11 for each science..but I'm doing triple science. I would ask your teacher about where you lost marks.
    As is AQA you only need 1 ISA for each science GCSE, that's 6 ISAs per subject.

    The AQA specification gives no limit to the number of ISA pieces that can be performed, only the best is submitted anyway!
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    Ask your head of year
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    in my school we do aqa isa as many times we want until we get the grade, but not more than 3 times
    it depends on your school so talk to the head of science
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    AQA,
    i got 34/40 on an ISA which was UMS of 95 - but this changes for each ISA
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    not normally, the ISA score->UMS conversions are generally the same for each ISA series.
    The most recent conversions i've seen (and the ones we use) are:
    ISA UMS
    40 100
    39 100
    38 100
    37 95
    36 90
    35 85
    34 80
    33 78
    32 75
    31 73
    30 70
    29 68
    28 65
    27 63
    26 60
    25 58
    24 55
    23 53
    22 50
    21 48
    20 45
    19 43
    18 40
    17 38
    16 35
    15 33
    14 30
 
 
 
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