Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I was wondering how are the following subjects marked: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English as a Second Language, and Mathematics?

    I really want to achieve all A*s. So what is the maximum degree of fault for each of these subjects to get A*s? In other words, how many marks may I lose before getting in the A range?

    If you have a source link, please provide it.

    EDIT: All of the subjects mentioned above are IGCSE's.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    With the exception of Mathematics, the aforementioned subjects are heavily coursework-based so make sure you get the top marks. Hence, if you miss out an A* on the exam you can still get get an A*
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    Do you mean at GCSE or A-level?
    At A-level you have to get an A overall (AS+A2) and have to have 90% overall in your A2 modules
    If you mean GCSE though, I don't have a clue, sorry

    Edit; I just realised that this was posted in the GCSE forum, my bad! Sorry haha
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Nayred)
    With the exception of Mathematics, the aforementioned subjects are heavily coursework-based so make sure you get the top marks. Hence, if you miss out an A* on the exam you can still get get an A*
    Well, coursework isn't going to be weighted in my grades. I'm taking all-paper 6 exams for the 3 sciences.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    You need 90% overall in the subject to get an A*. The amount of marks you can lose depends on the weight/percentage of that module for the (I)GCSE. Obviously getting a low mark in a bigger section and a high mark in a smaller section isn't as good as getting a higher mark in the bigger section and a lower mark in the smaller section.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Crazy Paving)
    You need 90% overall in the subject to get an A*. The amount of marks you can lose depends on the weight/percentage of that module for the (I)GCSE. Obviously getting a low mark in a bigger section and a high mark in a smaller section isn't as good as getting a higher mark in the bigger section and a lower mark in the smaller section.
    Exactly what I'm looking for, thanks. Have you any idea about the other grade boundaries?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by aster <3)
    Exactly what I'm looking for, thanks. Have you any idea about the other grade boundaries?
    It goes down in percentages of 10 so:

    A* - 90%+
    A - 80 - 89%
    B - 70 - 79%
    C - 60 - 69%
    D - 50 - 59%
    E - 40 - 49%
    F - 30 - 39%
    G - 20 - 29%
    U - <20%

    Obviously focus on everything and do well on everything as you can, but focus more on the modules/section that make up a bigger part of the overall grade ie I got like a C/D on one of my courseworks for English but got an A overall because it was just 5% or so of the overall grade.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Crazy Paving)
    It goes down in percentages of 10 so:

    A* - 90%+
    A - 80 - 89%
    B - 70 - 79%
    C - 60 - 69%
    D - 50 - 59%
    E - 40 - 49%
    F - 30 - 39%
    G - 20 - 29%
    U - <20%

    Obviously focus on everything and do well on everything as you can, but focus more on the modules/section that make up a bigger part of the overall grade ie I got like a C/D on one of my courseworks for English but got an A overall because it was just 5% or so of the overall grade.
    Very, very useful. Thanks a bunch! c:
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by aster <3)
    I was wondering how are the following subjects marked: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English as a Second Language, and Mathematics?

    I really want to achieve all A*s. So what is the maximum degree of fault for each of these subjects to get A*s? In other words, how many marks may I lose before getting in the A range?

    If you have a source link, please provide it.

    EDIT: All of the subjects mentioned above are IGCSE's.
    I have no idea if it's CIE. Edexcel IGCSE grade boundaries vary from exam to exam and are published on their website (http://www.edexcel.com/iwantto/Pages...oundaries.aspx)

    the summer 2010 IGCSE boundaries are here
    http://www.edexcel.com/iwantto/I%20w...Boundaries.pdf
 
 
 
Poll
Is the Big Bang theory correct?
Useful resources

Study tools

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Thinking about uni already?

Thinking about uni already?

See where you can apply with our uni match tool

Student chat

Ask a question

Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

Creating

Make study resources

Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

Planner

Create your own Study Plan

Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

Resources by subject

From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

Papers

Find past papers

100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

Help out other students

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.