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    Hi, I was wondering about the A2 & AS practical that we do. How does it work specifically? For example I got 37/40 in my AS controlled assessment and then 35/40 this year for my A2 controlled assessment. Since the grade boundaries for the practicals never (or practically never) changes, to have an A is 36/40. So for my overall A-level would it just be the mean of both my AS & A2 marks, so 36/40? Or is it worked out differently? Please help, I really wanted to get an A for my chemistry A2 practical, so I'm wondering if I've at least got an A overall for my whole A-level. Any answers will be much appreciated. Thank You!!!!
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    Hi,
    It's all taken together and then the UMS boundaries determine your grade.
    For most subjects the AS and A2 years are, combined, out of 600 UMS, with each year contributing 300 UMS, exactly half. So both of your UMS scores for AS and A2 practicals will be combined along with your 4, or more, exams to determine your final A2 grade.
    I hope this was helpful.
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    Short answer: Yes, it's an A.

    Long answer: Both F323 and F326 are worth 60 UMS. An A is 80% UMS (48/60 UMS). This typically translates to 90% raw in F323 and F326.

    Marks available raw are 40+40 = 80. You got 37+35 = 72. 72 is 90% raw (=80% UMS) therefore you'd have gained an A overall for the units (Low A + High B = Borderline (80%) A).

    These two units are worth 20% (10%+10%) of your entire A Level. In order to get an A you must average 80%UMS between F321, F322, F323, F234.
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    (Original post by Rust Cohle)
    Short answer: Yes, it's an A.

    Long answer: Both F323 and F326 are worth 60 UMS. An A is 80% UMS (48/60 UMS). This typically translates to 90% raw in F323 and F326.

    Marks available raw are 40+40 = 80. You got 37+35 = 72. 72 is 90% raw (=80% UMS) therefore you'd have gained an A overall for the units (Low A + High B = Borderline (80%) A).

    These two units are worth 20% (10%+10%) of your entire A Level. In order to get an A you must average 80%UMS between F321, F322, F323, F234.
    I can't begin to thank you so much!!! You explained it very clearly and I liked both the short answer and long answer as it got straight to the point. Exactly what I was looking for! Really appreciate it
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    (Original post by ErraticPhysicist)
    Hi,
    It's all taken together and then the UMS boundaries determine your grade.
    For most subjects the AS and A2 years are, combined, out of 600 UMS, with each year contributing 300 UMS, exactly half. So both of your UMS scores for AS and A2 practicals will be combined along with your 4, or more, exams to determine your final A2 grade.
    I hope this was helpful.
    Thank you for your help!
 
 
 
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