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    I've just finished GCSEs and I'm going into a levels (studying Maths Biology Geography and Chemistry) in these four subjects I got As and A*s and also passed all of my other GCSEs with Bs.

    I got an A in chemistry, only 2 UMS off an A* I think, 338/400!!! I want to do a science or chemistry related course at university. Will I have a much better chance if I get it remarked to an A*? What is the chance that they would find an extra mark or two? If I just get good grades at a level will it matter that I only got an A in chemistry instead of an A*?
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    definitely remark
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    (Original post by emmamccorquodale)
    I've just finished GCSEs and I'm going into a levels (studying Maths Biology Geography and Chemistry) in these four subjects I got As and A*s and also passed all of my other GCSEs with Bs.

    I got an A in chemistry, only 2 UMS off an A* I think, 338/400!!! I want to do a science or chemistry related course at university. Will I have a much better chance if I get it remarked to an A*? What is the chance that they would find an extra mark or two? If I just get good grades at a level will it matter that I only got an A in chemistry instead of an A*?
    338/400? That's 22UMS off an A*, an A* is always 90% UMS, unless you're confusing raw marks and UMS marks.
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    As _gcx said, it's 22. I got 361 for Chemistry, just scrapping the A* boundary. for physics I got 359, which is an A. Don't think it's worth the remark, sorry
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    I wouldn't remark, I would only say remark if you were one off.
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    The UMS grade boundary for an A* is 360 for the sciences so you were way off. Sorry
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    (Original post by romansholiday)
    The UMS grade boundary for an A* is 360 for the sciences so you were way off. Sorry
    Thought it was 340 lol! Thanks guys
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    (Original post by LDS16)
    As _gcx said, it's 22. I got 361 for Chemistry, just scrapping the A* boundary. for physics I got 359, which is an A. Don't think it's worth the remark, sorry
    Don't know where I got the idea it was 340, thanks
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    338/400? That's 22UMS off an A*, an A* is always 90% UMS, unless you're confusing raw marks and UMS marks.
    Oh whoops! Thanks
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    (Original post by emmamccorquodale)
    Thought it was 340 lol! Thanks guys
    Haha don't worry. UMS is such a confusing concept
 
 
 
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