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# Can you still get an A* if you got a B in the coursework? watch

1. Say the coursework was 25% of the final grade and you got a high B, what would be the chances of getting an A* overall, is it possible?
2. Would be helpful if you could provide a specific percentage of your B
3. I mean it depends if it is a high or low B, If you do really well in your exam then i guess you can. Is this for english literature?
4. Actually scrap what I asked. Yes it's obviously still technically possible to get an A* (I assume A* is 80% here?) because if you were to get 100% in the rest of your exams that would be 75% right there. And obv the B would be > the 5% needed because that 5/25 would only be 20%.

tl;dr yes
5. (Original post by Student403)
Actually scrap what I asked. Yes it's obviously still technically possible to get an A* (I assume A* is 80% here?) because if you were to get 100% in the rest of your exams that would be 75% right there. And obv the B would be > the 5% needed because that 5/25 would only be 20%.

tl;dr yes
I got an A* in my ISA.48-47/50.What shall i get(AQA) on each three paper(minimum) to get a overall A
6. (Original post by Blancosdos)
I got an A* in my ISA.48-47/50.What shall i get(AQA) on each three paper(minimum) to get a overall A
I'd need a lot more context Sorry

Could you tell me how much each paper is out of? Preferably presented neatly cause I'm bad at interpreting
7. (Original post by Blancosdos)
I got an A* in my ISA.48-47/50.What shall i get(AQA) on each three paper(minimum) to get a overall A
75+ on each paper.

Ideally 80 though.
8. (Original post by Student403)
I'd need a lot more context Sorry

Could you tell me how much each paper is out of? Preferably presented neatly cause I'm bad at interpreting
Biology/60
Chem/60
Physics/60
ISA /50(achieved 47-48)
9. (Original post by Blancosdos)
Biology/60
Chem/60
Physics/60
ISA /50(achieved 47-48)
Okay cool - is that in UMS?
10. (Original post by Student403)
Okay cool - is that in UMS?
Max mark out of each paper
UMS out of 400(combined alltogether)
11. (Original post by Blancosdos)
Max mark out of each paper
UMS out of 400(combined alltogether)
Sorry for all the questions - How much is the weighting on each one though? Is it 100 100 100 100? Do you know how much UMS 48/50 would be?
12. (Original post by Student403)
Sorry for all the questions - How much is the weighting on each one though? Is it 100 100 100 100? Do you know how much UMS 48/50 would be?
100 each
according to AQA.
48=100UMS
47=98UMS
13. (Original post by Blancosdos)
100 each
I assume 94UMS 48
93 47
Alright sweet. Well for an A you need 280UMS

Since you already have ~90 of that, you need now 190/300 to get an A (although you should really go for the A*!).

That would be an avg of 63.3 UMS per paper.

If you go for the A* (please do!) you'd need 230/300 UMS, or about 76.6 UMS per paper
14. (Original post by Student403)
Alright sweet. Well for an A you need 280UMS

Since you already have ~90 of that, you need now 190/300 to get an A (although you should really go for the A*!).

That would be an avg of 63.3 UMS per paper.

If you go for the A* (please do!) you'd need 230/300 UMS, or about 76.6 UMS per paper
Last year i scraped a C on science due to my ISA(D grade,55UMS).So i'm not as confident.
Btw i'm sure UMS is 280 for B?And 320 for A?
15. (Original post by Blancosdos)
Last year i scraped a C on science due to my ISA(D grade,55UMS).So i'm not as confident.
Btw i'm sure UMS is 280 for B?And 320 for A?
Wait is it 80% or 90% for an A? Is this A level or GCSE?
16. Gcse
(Original post by student403)
wait is it 80% or 90% for an a? Is this a level or gcse?
90%
17. (Original post by Blancosdos)
Gcse

90%
Whoa.. Back when I did GCSE it was just ~80% for an A* I suggest you not take my advice and ask someone more knowledgeable Sorry for wasting your time

Gingerbread101 should be able to help
18. (Original post by Blancosdos)
I got an A* in my ISA.48-47/50.What shall i get(AQA) on each three paper(minimum) to get a overall A
ISAs are moderated so you don't know you've got an A*.
19. (Original post by Student403)
Whoa.. Back when I did GCSE it was just ~80% for an A* I suggest you not take my advice and ask someone more knowledgeable Sorry for wasting your time

Gingerbread101 should be able to help
Thanks for helping me anyways
20. (Original post by Muttley79)
ISAs are moderated so you don't know you've got an A*.
Well it's assuming we did.

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