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I was just wondering whether it is possible to get an A* overall if you only got a B in your controlled assessment work? I got an A* overall in my mocks and predicted the same grade, however I managed to balls up my C/A. So is it still possible for me to achieve this?!

Basically I am taking GCSE History(Edexcel), I have three exams my first one being on 1st June. They are:

international relations- the era of the cold war 1943-91
Russia 1917-39
War and the transformation of British society 1931-28

I have the study guide and have post it notes everywhere of key features and dates! Any other useful tips would be much appreciated!!?
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(Original post by pixiejoanna)
I was just wondering whether it is possible to get an A* overall if you only got a B in your controlled assessment work? I got an A* overall in my mocks and predicted the same grade, however I managed to balls up my C/A. So is it still possible for me to achieve this?!

Basically I am taking GCSE History(Edexcel), I have three exams my first one being on 1st June. They are:

international relations- the era of the cold war 1943-91
Russia 1917-39
War and the transformation of British society 1931-28

I have the study guide and have post it notes everywhere of key features and dates! Any other useful tips would be much appreciated!!?
yep, but you need more than ordinary A*

If you got exactly B (borderline c), then you got 70UMS there. You need 360 in total to get A*, so thats 290 out of possible 300
A*boundary is 270 out of 300, so you need to get a high a* to get A* overall.

If you got a high B (border A), then a medium A* might suffice. Check the edexcel spreadsheet for last year to see what UMS you got
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Each exam is worth 25% and the CA is 25%. If you get a B, A, A*, A* I think that will get you a high A if not an A* so as long as you do well in the exams you're fine. I also recommend planning ahead for the big questions e.g. planning how to write a response to the importance of an event; it will help jog your memory and save a bit of thinking time in the exam
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Each exam is worth 25% and the CA is 25%. If you get a B, A, A*, A* I think that will get you a high A if not an A* so as long as you do well in the exams you're fine. I also recommend planning ahead for the big questions e.g. planning how to write a response to the importance of an event; it will help jog your memory and save a bit of thinking time in the exam
Thank you this is very useful!!! I plan on doing loads of practise beforehand!
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