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I was wondering if anyone who has knowledge of how GCSES work could help me out.
i am in year 10 and have started my year 11 courses. I was looking at universities and sixth form colleges and i saw that to get into cambridge students usually have 8a*'s at gcse. I am confused with how many grades i will get for what courses i am doing, especially in science. any clarification would be great!

In Science i have done core and got 3 A*, in additional i expect to get three A* and the same in Triple science.
In maths and computer science i expect to get A*. but in English,Graphics and business studies i am unsure.
how many would that give me?
You get one grade for each science, one I believe for maths, 2 for English as you sit English literature and language


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Core Science is one GCSE, Additional Science is one GCSE, Triple Science is one GCSE.
Maths, Computer Science, English (I'm presuming you mean Lang & Lit), Graphics and Business Studies all count as 1, too.

With those subjects, you'd have 9 GCSEs
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(Original post by Vault Boy)
I was wondering if anyone who has knowledge of how GCSES work could help me out.
i am in year 10 and have started my year 11 courses. I was looking at universities and sixth form colleges and i saw that to get into cambridge students usually have 8a*'s at gcse. I am confused with how many grades i will get for what courses i am doing, especially in science. any clarification would be great!

In Science i have done core and got 3 A*, in additional i expect to get three A* and the same in Triple science.
In maths and computer science i expect to get A*. but in English,Graphics and business studies i am unsure.
how many would that give me?
probably 8
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Load of bull
So you're saying this person is doing Core Science, Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics?
5 Science GCSEs? I somewhat doubt that...

I presumed they meant Core, Additional, Further Additional, which means 3.

There's no need to be rude if I made a genuine mistake.
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Load of bull,Triple Science isn't " one " it's serpated sciences so 3
You sit 3 exams but overall you earn one GCSE from it.
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So you're saying this person is doing Core Science, Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics?
5 Science GCSEs? I somewhat doubt that...

I presumed they meant Core, Additional, Further Additional, which means 3.

There's no need to be rude if I made a genuine mistake.
B1 + C1 + P1 = Single award
B2 + C2 + P2 = Double award (as its Unit 1 and 2)
B3 + C3 + P3 = Triple award (as its Unit 1,2 and 3)
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You sit 3 exams but overall you earn one GCSE from it.
If I understand right triple science is Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You sit 3 different exams and get 3 individual GCSEs for it
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From wikipedia , '
Triple Award Science is the name for a course in the United Kingdom which delivers three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. '


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Award_Science
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B1 + C1 + P1 = Single award
B2 + C2 + P2 = Double award (as its Unit 1 and 2)
B3 + C3 + P3 = Triple award (as its Unit 1,2 and 3)
Exactly. 3 GCSEs. Not 5.

To me, Triple means individual GCSEs in each subject.
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If I understand right triple science is Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You sit 3 different exams and get 3 individual GCSEs for it
When I did my sciences exams I sat 9 exams overall but they all add together and evened out to an overall grade giving me just 3 GCSEs.
P1 + B1 + C1 = Single Award
P2 + B2 + C2 = Double Award
and P3 + B3 + C3 = Triple
But maybe it varies depending on the board!
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Exactly. 3 GCSEs. Not 5.

To me, Triple means individual GCSEs in each subject.
Unit 1 = 1 GCSE
Unit 2 = 2 GCSEs
Unit 3 = 3 GCSEs

so NOT one, if you did Single/Double/Triple at same time thats cheating to say you got 5 GCSEs so, 3 GCSEs not 1 or 5.
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(Original post by ckfeister)
Unit 1 = 1 GCSE
Unit 2 = 2 GCSEs
Unit 3 = 3 GCSEs

so NOT one, if you did Single/Double/Triple at same time thats cheating to say you got 5 GCSEs so, 3 GCSEs not 1 or 5.
I think you'll find I said that to start with...
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(Original post by Vault Boy)
I was wondering if anyone who has knowledge of how GCSES work could help me out.
i am in year 10 and have started my year 11 courses. I was looking at universities and sixth form colleges and i saw that to get into cambridge students usually have 8a*'s at gcse. I am confused with how many grades i will get for what courses i am doing, especially in science. any clarification would be great!

In Science i have done core and got 3 A*, in additional i expect to get three A* and the same in Triple science.
In maths and computer science i expect to get A*. but in English,Graphics and business studies i am unsure.
how many would that give me?
So i recon you will have 8:
the 3 in sciences then the 5 other subjects.
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You definitely get 3 seperate GCSE's for triple science, I did it at GCSE and got 3 seperate ones for Chemistry, Physics and Biology
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