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    Hey guys, I'm a little confused as to how the new reformed A levels are examined. I've started year one this September, and have been told there are three papers for chemistry and biology (I do AQA) at the end of year two (paper one=topics 1-4; paper two= topics 5-8; paper three=all topics and practical skills). However I've been told by my college that I'll be assessed and graded on each required practical with some final combined grade made from every practical, from the method and results I write up to how I carry out the experiment. They've worded it as though it counts towards my A level grade- is this the case??

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    CheeseIsVeg maybe you can help with this

    Mainly asking because I accidentally wrote in my biology writeup to use a PH buffer for every solution when the point was to change the PH as it's the DV :facepalm:
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    CheeseIsVeg maybe you can help with this

    Mainly asking because I accidentally wrote in my biology writeup to use a PH buffer for every solution when the point was to change the PH as it's the DV :facepalm:
    You're spot on about the exams. Unless it differs from what I'm doing, there is a practical endorsement part. This involves a few compulsory practicals which have to be signed off by your teacher. You complete some tasks for this practical for which you have to tick off certain competencies from the exam board. It's rather informal, usually all you have to do is turn up to the practical and do it. (Even if fails)
    At the end of the year there is a moderation from the exam board (they look at the work to check it's been done)
    Then when you get your results, you'll get a pass/fail for this science.
    Hope this helps,
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    You're spot on about the exams. Unless it differs from what I'm doing, there is a practical endorsement part. This involves a few compulsory practicals which have to be signed off by your teacher. You complete some tasks for this practical for which you have to tick off certain competencies from the exam board. It's rather informal, usually all you have to do is turn up to the practical and do it. (Even if fails)
    At the end of the year there is a moderation from the exam board (they look at the work to check it's been done)
    Then when you get your results, you'll get a pass/fail for this science.
    Hope this helps,
    Cheese
    That helps so much, thank you cheese!!
    I can rest easy a bit about my enzyme error now :rofl:
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    That helps so much, thank you cheese!!
    I can rest easy a bit about my enzyme error now :rofl:
    no problem :hugs:
    haha yeah calm down :yep:
 
 
 
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