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    I got A*/A*/A in my ISAs how much of a factor are they in bumping up my grades
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    They count for 25% of your grade i believe
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    (Original post by Teenw123)
    I got A*/A*/A in my ISAs how much of a factor are they in bumping up my grades
    (AQA Chemistry, Biology and Physics, right?).
    They have the same weighting as each of your exam papers: 25%. A*/A*/A is pretty strong!
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    (Original post by CaptErin)
    (AQA Chemistry, Biology and Physics, right?).
    They have the same weighting as each of your exam papers: 25%. A*/A*/A is pretty strong!
    Say for chemistry I get A/A/B in my exams and factor in my A in the ISA do you think I'd get an A overall. Thanks
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    (Original post by Teenw123)
    Say for chemistry I get A/A/B in my exams and factor in my A in the ISA do you think I'd get an A overall. Thanks
    I'd imagine so, it all depends on the UMS boundaries; for an A* you need 360 UMS points, for an A you need 320.

    Working on the absolute minimum mark for each grade:
    ISA - A = 80 UMS
    C1HP - A = 80 UMS
    C2HP - A = 80 UMS
    C3HP - B = 70 UMS
    UMS = 310 = B, but that's 10 UMS away from an A and that's based on you getting the absolute minimum marks possible for each grade (say you got 1 mark away from an A on the C3 paper, that would be 78 UMS).

    I don't know if that makes sense really, but the most likely circumstance is that yes, you would get an A. Sorry, I'm quite tired so it blurbles a bit! I hope that helps anyway
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    (Original post by CaptErin)
    I'd imagine so, it all depends on the UMS boundaries; for an A* you need 360 UMS points, for an A you need 320.

    Working on the absolute minimum mark for each grade:
    ISA - A = 80 UMS
    C1HP - A = 80 UMS
    C2HP - A = 80 UMS
    C3HP - B = 70 UMS
    UMS = 310 = B, but that's 10 UMS away from an A and that's based on you getting the absolute minimum marks possible for each grade (say you got 1 mark away from an A on the C3 paper, that would be 78 UMS).

    I don't know if that makes sense really, but the most likely circumstance is that yes, you would get an A. Sorry, I'm quite tired so it blurbles a bit! I hope that helps anyway
    Yeah, it does thanks so how many marks in the test paper do you think 90 UMS would be
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    does the overall grade go off UMS?
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    (Original post by Teenw123)
    Yeah, it does thanks so how many marks in the test paper do you think 90 UMS would be
    90 is an A*, so it's usually between 47 and 50 marks for the unit 1 and unit 2 papers, and between 40 and 50 marks for the unit 3 papers :)

    You can see all the grade boundaries on the AQA website:
    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/over/sta...-JUNE-2015.PDF (last year's boundaries)

    ...and can convert your marks on past papers to UMS using the UMS calculator (although it's a bit over complicated):
    http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums

    ...and then cross-reference your total UMS score for each subject with the UMS boundaries:
    http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pd...BOUNDARIES.PDF

    To figure out what you would have gotten :)
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    (Original post by jazz_xox_)
    does the overall grade go off UMS?
    Yes your individual marks are given a UMS equivalent, and the UMS marks for each paper are added up to a total and then this is compared to the UMS boundaries to decide your grade

    So if you got an A* on every paper, you'll get an A* overall, but if you got three A*s and an A, you could either get an A* or an A depending on your total UMS marks, as crazy as it seems!
 
 
 
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