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    Ok so this has been confusing me for a while now. I understand the fact that in double science, you get 2 GCSEs, one in core and second in additional. But how are they decided? Like for example if I got an A in one paper an A* in another and a B all three for core science, how will they decide my final grade?
    I know this question is a bit confusing but I find the whole thing confusing. Can someone tell me how they give you your final grade and also, I was told you get the same grade for both core and additional so like BB or AA or CC is that true? If so does that mean not doing as well on one paper can bring down my grade overall?

    Please answer this because I'm dying to know
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    when I did it we did Core in Year 10 and Additional in Year 11, each had two exams and an ISA coursework, I would think it is split up so that different exams specifically pertain to either core or additional but that was a couple years ago..
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    (Original post by Farha99)
    Ok so this has been confusing me for a while now. I understand the fact that in double science, you get 2 GCSEs, one in core and second in additional. But how are they decided? Like for example if I got an A in one paper an A* in another and a B all three for core science, how will they decide my final grade?
    I know this question is a bit confusing but I find the whole thing confusing. Can someone tell me how they give you your final grade and also, I was told you get the same grade for both core and additional so like BB or AA or CC is that true? If so does that mean not doing as well on one paper can bring down my grade overall?
    (Unless you did the CCEA board in N Ireland) Science and Additional Science are 2 completely separate GCSEs. For each one most exam boards have them made up of 4 equally weights parts - a controlled assessment unit (called an ISA if you are doing AQA) and then an exam for each science. Each part will be out of the same number of UMS marks - generally 100 (but 80 for Edexcel). They add the marks up you get in each unit and then if you average 90* or more you get an A*, 80-89% - A etc.
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    it will depend on the structure of the award ... back in the day when 'double award science' was first introduced ( and with it the concept of GCSEs with a 'value' other than 1 ) it was a double award exam based on all modules and assessed practicals that you 'cashed in' - the award was generall of the same grade for each gcse

    with core and additional as seperate single awards you could get differing grades depending on performance in the assessments counted for each seperate qualification ( much the same as you can get different marks in Language and Literature for english / welsh as they are seperate awards ... )
 
 
 
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