Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • 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

    2
    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

    1
    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

    1
    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

    19
    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
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brexit voters: Do you stand by your vote?
    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
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • 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.