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    I got a B at AS chem, was 13 UMS from an A. My ISA was like 39/60 so I could get my A by improving my ISA but i've been told I have to do unit 1 and unit 2 if I wish to do the ISA. Is this true?? I know that all exams are done in the summer but is thois true? Does this hold for all other subjects.
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    Seriously? I never knew that. I need to retake my AS Physics ISA which was a C, as it dropped my grade.

    Have you asked your teacher?
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    I thought you could just retke the ISAs any time, and that's what I'd been intending to do for physics and chemistry :s


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    I think the thing here is that in order to get a grade for the practical unit, you need to do both the ISA and the PSA (continuous assessment). The PSA is usually done throughout the year, embedded into the work you do for units 1 and 2. So your school are aware that you won't get the 6 marks for the PSA without doing the whole year again. What were your UMS points for the other units? You are unlikely to get 13 extra UMS from the maximum 21 available (60 minus your current 39) so it's probably better to focus on getting the 13 UMS from A2 units or re-taking unit 1 or 2.

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    (Original post by Greene's)
    I think the thing here is that in order to get a grade for the practical unit, you need to do both the ISA and the PSA (continuous assessment). The PSA is usually done throughout the year, embedded into the work you do for units 1 and 2. So your school are aware that you won't get the 6 marks for the PSA without doing the whole year again. What were your UMS points for the other units? You are unlikely to get 13 extra UMS from the maximum 21 available (60 minus your current 39) so it's probably better to focus on getting the 13 UMS from A2 units or re-taking unit 1 or 2.

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    Nah bro, my teacher said it was new legislation or something. Either way I cant get the A*.. Without getting an A at AS..

    i got 227/300 so luke can I still get my A*? Im dead beat ready to work my ass off.
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    Hi Wallahi,

    I'm fairly sure (as a Chemistry teacher) that there's no new rules surrounding grade boundaries and attainment of grades. The only changes are from September 2015 when AS-levels become stand alone qualifications meaning that you can't suddenly decide to put your AS module scores towards an A2 qualification. This does not apply to you.

    At the moment you need 253/300 in your A2 modules to get an A grade. To get the A* you need to average 90% across your A2 modules so you would need 270/300.

    Good luck,

    Naveed.
 
 
 
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