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    Hi everyone
    What grade do you realistically need to get in the practicals to get an A* overall

    So far I am on a B and am very concerned

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    It depends on what % of your grade is from the practicals.
    For OCR, 20% of A2 is practical, 80* is exams, and you need 90% ums average in A2.

    If you got a low D in the practicals, you'd need 100% ums in the exams.
    If you got a low C in the practicals, you'd need 97.5% ums.
    If you got a low B, you'd need 95% ums.
    If you got a low A, you'd need 92.5% ums.
    If you got a low A*, you'd need 90% ums.
    If you got full marks, you'd need 87.5% ums.
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    (Original post by Laurasaur)
    It depends on what % of your grade is from the practicals.
    For OCR, 20% of A2 is practical, 80* is exams, and you need 90% ums average in A2.

    If you got a low D in the practicals, you'd need 100% ums in the exams.
    If you got a low C in the practicals, you'd need 97.5% ums.
    If you got a low B, you'd need 95% ums.
    If you got a low A, you'd need 92.5% ums.
    If you got a low A*, you'd need 90% ums.
    If you got full marks, you'd need 87.5% ums.
    Thank you very much
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    (Original post by Laurasaur)
    It depends on what % of your grade is from the practicals.
    For OCR, 20% of A2 is practical, 80* is exams, and you need 90% ums average in A2.

    If you got a low D in the practicals, you'd need 100% ums in the exams.
    If you got a low C in the practicals, you'd need 97.5% ums.
    If you got a low B, you'd need 95% ums.
    If you got a low A, you'd need 92.5% ums.
    If you got a low A*, you'd need 90% ums.
    If you got full marks, you'd need 87.5% ums.
    This will sound stupid but how can you get a D in the practicals in A2 and still get 90% avg in total with 100% in exams???

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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    This will sound stupid but how can you get a D in the practicals in A2 and still get 90% avg in total with 100% in exams???

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    D is 50%, and the practicals are worth 20% overall, so 50% of 20% = 10%
    This means that you have 10/100 in A2 overall, but you need 90/100 to get an A*. In order to get 90, you need an extra 80 and since the exams are worth 80% of the A2 grade, you need all 80% (AKA full ums marks in the exams).

    Basically, a formula is (80x)+(20y)=90 where x is the % ums as a decimal you get in the exams and y is the % ums as a decimal you get in the practicals. Each grade has an associated % ums (A=0.8, B=0.7, C=0.6 etc).
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    (Original post by Laurasaur)
    D is 50%, and the practicals are worth 20% overall, so 50% of 20% = 10%
    This means that you have 10/100 in A2 overall, but you need 90/100 to get an A*. In order to get 90, you need an extra 80 and since the exams are worth 80% of the A2 grade, you need all 80% (AKA full ums marks in the exams).

    Basically, a formula is (80x)+(20y)=90 where x is the % ums as a decimal you get in the exams and y is the % ums as a decimal you get in the practicals. Each grade has an associated % ums (A=0.8, B=0.7, C=0.6 etc).
    oh my looool I am acc dumb that makes sense now!! Literally gave up thinking about getting an A* in bio and now I really can get it! thank you!
 
 
 
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