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    Basically I have received my January results and they have in some aspect lowered my chances of getting an A*.
    I do OCR 21st century science and do triple so essentially get a grade for each subject.
    These are the grades I have achieved
    B123 - 90 UMS, B456 - 81 Ums, coursework- 85 and haven't done B7
    C123 - 92 Ums C456 - 80 Ums , coursework 94 UMS an haven't done c7
    P123 - 90 UMs , P456 - 86, coursework 92 Ums and haven't done p7

    I was wondering how much Ums I require for an A* in all three any help would be appreciated. If anyone could give me advice on realistically what I should get in the final exams for an A*.

    Unless the grade boundaries change, unfortunately for Biology you would not be able to get an A* unless you retook one of your exams (you would need 104 UMS when max is 100). The grade boundary for an A* for all three is 360/400 (90% UMS).
    For Chemistry, you would need 94 UMS in C7.
    For Physics, you would need 92 UMS in P7.

    Based on the grade boundaries specified here:
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