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I'm sitting edexcel gcse triple science, and I'm slightly confused as to how your final grades are calculated and given. Is it so that B1 C1 P1 and Unit 1 controlled assessment grades are totaled to give a final 'Core science' grade, B2C2P2 and Unit 2 controlled assesment totaled etc...? are your final grades classes as 'bio chem physics' seperately, or as 'core' 'additional' and 'further additional'? Excuse me for the confusing sentences- please ask me to clarify!
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I'm sitting edexcel gcse triple science, and I'm slightly confused as to how your final grades are calculated and given. Is it so that B1 C1 P1 and Unit 1 controlled assessment grades are totaled to give a final 'Core science' grade, B2C2P2 and Unit 2 controlled assesment totaled etc...? are your final grades classes as 'bio chem physics' seperately, or as 'core' 'additional' and 'further additional'? Excuse me for the confusing sentences- please ask me to clarify!
This depends on your secondary school I believe, so go ask one of your teachers, but you'll come out with either Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSES (unit 1, 2, 3 for each) or core, additional and further (all the unit 1s together etc) as you said
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I'm doing edexcel triple science too and your school may not be the same, but i done 3 controlled assesments ( 1 bio, 1 chem, 1 phy) and I will get 3 separate GCSE's - biology, chemistry and physics. Each will be made up of the 3 exams + the controlled assessment. e.g. B1, B2, B3 and the bio controlled assessment will make my biology grade. How have you found the core exams so far??
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This depends on your secondary school I believe, so go ask one of your teachers, but you'll come out with either Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSES (unit 1, 2, 3 for each) or core, additional and further (all the unit 1s together etc) as you said
I'll make sure to ask my science teachers thank you!
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I'm doing edexcel triple science too and your school may not be the same, but i done 3 controlled assesments ( 1 bio, 1 chem, 1 phy) and I will get 3 separate GCSE's - biology, chemistry and physics. Each will be made up of the 3 exams + the controlled assessment. e.g. B1, B2, B3 and the bio controlled assessment will make my biology grade. How have you found the core exams so far??

i've also done 3 controlled assessments, one for each science subject. I see how your school works- mine may be the same or different...

I found b1 and c1 really good papers- thank God alot of the questions were the basics. Physics on the other hand, was quite challenging.. majority of my classmates came out of that exam saying it had gone really bad and I've searched around TSR and alot of people who took that exam also said it to be very hard. I found it quite difficult, but mostly because my revision wasn't up to par as best as it could've been the last six marker killed me, the 'floating ball' one how did you find core? and good luck for the remainder of your science exams!
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If you're doing triple then you'll be doing B1, B2, B3 and CAA for Biology and so on for Chemistry and Physics. People who do double do C1, B1, P1 and a CAA to make core science and again for additional science. However you can't do B3, C3, P3 and a CAA to make Extension science GCSE as Extension isn't a GCSE in its own right. Long story short, if you're doing the extension exams then you must be doing them as part of individual science GCSEs. You will get a GCSE each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Sorry for the long answer! Good luck with your exams xxx
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If you're doing triple then you'll be doing B1, B2, B3 and CAA for Biology and so on for Chemistry and Physics. People who do double do C1, B1, P1 and a CAA to make core science and again for additional science. However you can't do B3, C3, P3 and a CAA to make Extension science GCSE as Extension isn't a GCSE in its own right. Long story short, if you're doing the extension exams then you must be doing them as part of individual science GCSEs. You will get a GCSE each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Sorry for the long answer! Good luck with your exams xxx
so for what youre saying, B1 B2 B3 and CAA grades are totalled to give a final ' bio ' grade, and so on?
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so for what youre saying, B1 B2 B3 and CAA grades are totalled to give a final ' bio ' grade, and so on?
Yep
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If you're doing triple then you'll be doing B1, B2, B3 and CAA for Biology and so on for Chemistry and Physics. People who do double do C1, B1, P1 and a CAA to make core science and again for additional science. However you can't do B3, C3, P3 and a CAA to make Extension science GCSE as Extension isn't a GCSE in its own right. Long story short, if you're doing the extension exams then you must be doing them as part of individual science GCSEs. You will get a GCSE each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Sorry for the long answer! Good luck with your exams xxx
You actually can do a "further additional science" GCSE which is B3, C3, P3! It's on the Edexcel website
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