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    Hi, just wondering if anyone could help me..
    For my GCSE science controlled assessment I achieved two marks off an A (so I got a B) what would I need to achieve in each of my core sciences e.g. biology, chemistry and physics to get an A or an A*? My exam board is edexcel
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    Hi, just wondering if anyone could help me..
    For my GCSE science controlled assessment I achieved two marks off an A (so I got a B) what would I need to achieve in each of my core sciences e.g. biology, chemistry and physics to get an A or an A*? My exam board is edexcel
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    Well this is when it gets slightly confusing, and your going to have to use UMS points and take the cores as a whole gcse, not separate sciences. As the core science is graded as a mix of all the sciences together (B1,C1,P1)

    Going by the 2015 edexcel grade boundaries two marks of An a, would be around 62 UMS Points. To get an A in core science you need 256 Ums points. 256 minus 62 is 194 meaning 64 ums points per paper. Last year that would mean scoring 42/60 on Physics 48/60 on Chemistry and 47/60 on Biology. Thats an A grade in all three examinations to achieve an A across the board. For an A* its 288 UMS points, you achieved around 62 in your CA leaving us with 226 across all three sciences meaning 75.3 UMS points across each science exam. That would be 49/50 out of 60 on Physics, 55/56 out of 60 on chemistry and 52 53/60 on biology.

    These are the 2015 grade boundaries, depending on the difficulty of the 2016 examinations they may raise or fall by around 2/3 marks. This of course could be completely wrong and they drop or raise by 10, but I doubt that.
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    (Original post by andew_451)
    Well this is when it gets slightly confusing, and your going to have to use UMS points and take the cores as a whole gcse, not separate sciences. As the core science is graded as a mix of all the sciences together (B1,C1,P1)

    Going by the 2015 edexcel grade boundaries two marks of An a, would be around 62 UMS Points. To get an A in core science you need 256 Ums points. 256 minus 62 is 194 meaning 64 ums points per paper. Last year that would mean scoring 42/60 on Physics 48/60 on Chemistry and 47/60 on Biology. Thats an A grade in all three examinations to achieve an A across the board. For an A* its 288 UMS points, you achieved around 62 in your CA leaving us with 226 across all three sciences meaning 75.3 UMS points across each science exam. That would be 49/50 out of 60 on Physics, 55/56 out of 60 on chemistry and 52 53/60 on biology.

    These are the 2015 grade boundaries, depending on the difficulty of the 2016 examinations they may raise or fall by around 2/3 marks. This of course could be completely wrong and they drop or raise by 10, but I doubt that.
 
 
 
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