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    Hi everyone,

    So I'm taking A-level chem privately this year but I haven't done the f326 practical unit. Is this acceptable to the exam board or will it be a problem? Will it affect my final grade other than getting a 0 for that unit?
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    You'll probably just get 0 for the unit
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    that means you lose 60 UMS if you don't have the practical section. so the highest mark you can get at A2 is 240 UMS which is scraping an A grade at A2. Obviously it depends on what you got at AS in determining your overall grade.
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    that means you lose 60 UMS if you don't have the practical section. so the highest mark you can get at A2 is 240 UMS which is scraping an A grade at A2. Obviously it depends on what you got at AS in determining your overall grade.
    I didn't do so well in the AS practicals either. I can never do well in the practicals, so I'm just thinking if i'm going to do the practical unit a) it's super expensive b) I'll only have one go and they won't prepare me as much as they do in schl. So the chances of acing them are pretty slim hence why I'm thinking I might as well just avoid the hassle altogether and just focus on acing the exams.


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    (Original post by Jimin's Jams)
    I didn't do so well in the AS practicals either. I can never do well in the practicals, so I'm just thinking if i'm going to do the practical unit a) it's super expensive b) I'll only have one go and they won't prepare me as much as they do in schl. So the chances of acing them are pretty slim hence why I'm thinking I might as well just avoid the hassle altogether and just focus on acing the exams.


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    But then you would need full UMS in F324 and F325 to get an A at A2 (240 UMS)
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    (Original post by Jimin's Jams)
    So I'm taking A-level chem privately this year but I haven't done the f326 practical unit. Is this acceptable to the exam board or will it be a problem? Will it affect my final grade other than getting a 0 for that unit?
    It may not be possible to claim an overall grade unless you have been entered for all 6 units (this is certainly true for AQA). The solution to this is to pay a centre to enter you at (near to) cost price on the understanding that you're not going to do it.

    Obviously, not taking it pretty much drops you a grade straight away.
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    (Original post by bulkybros100)
    But then you would need full UMS in F324 and F325 to get an A at A2 (240 UMS)
    An A at A2 is a pointless concept - what matters is whether the OP can get the A level grade he needs.
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    An A at A2 is a pointless concept - what matters is whether the OP can get the A level grade he needs.
    As chemistry isn't my main focus an A or B would be good.

    But what do you mean by an A at A2 is a pointless concept?


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    (Original post by Jimin's Jams)
    As chemistry isn't my main focus an A or B would be good.

    But what do you mean by an A at A2 is a pointless concept?


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    In order for you to get an A without the coursework you will need full ums in both exams to total the 240/300 needed in AS and 240/300 in A2 to give you the 480/600 overall for an A. It is likely (not saying that you won't) that you won't get full ums for each exam. However if you did really well a B is looking more achievable.

    The poster above about the concept of getting an A is pointless because some posters are focusing on the A grade (which is what many people strive for of course) whereas they are saying what matters is obtaining the grade you need, ie a C or a B.

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    (Original post by Jimin's Jams)
    But what do you mean by an A at A2 is a pointless concept?e
    A2 is not a qualification in its own right. You need to think about the effect that missing Unit 6 will have on your A level grade.
 
 
 
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