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    how the hell does it work

    I was 1 mark of an A in my periodic last year..and i took three papers this year...how do they determine my final 2 grades
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    The total is out of 375 (I think). 75 for your coursework, and 100 for each of the three science papers that you took. I think it's usually around 275/375 for an A*. Hope that helps.

    EDIT: That's 275/375 for A*A*
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    I did these exams, I assume they just add up all your scores and get an overall grade from that.
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    How did you find each of the exams?
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    (Original post by JordanSHowarth)
    How did you find each of the exams?
    Biology was moderately hard but doable, Chemistry i found fairly simple, physics i thought was average to good.
    how about everyone else?
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    i think chemistry was very easy...biology was Okay and i found physics extremely difficult
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    (Original post by Jaztan)
    Biology was moderately hard but doable, Chemistry i found fairly simple, physics i thought was average to good.
    how about everyone else?
    Did you do OCR A or B?

    I did OCR A, and Physics was more than difficult.
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    (Original post by didi997)
    Did you do OCR A or B?

    I did OCR A, and Physics was more than difficult.
    um B i think
    the one that didn't have any questions on 'the eye' in biology
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    the only one in the physics paper i had any real trouble with was the life of a star..and what rays (gamma etc.) can be used for
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    I found the equations very hard, for some reason! And also, half life questions (physics)

    I can't remember Chemistry for some reason, is this a bad sign?:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by JordanSHowarth)
    I found the equations very hard, for some reason! And also, half life questions (physics)

    I can't remember Chemistry for some reason, is this a bad sign?:rolleyes:
    chemistry wasn't very memorable! nothing special or challenging.
    physics i didnt like the last question about life of a star. i hadnt revised that properly! plus it was only 4 marks, and there was about 10 marks of stuff to say!
    (ok when i say i didnt revise it properly, i mean i didnt remember a name of something!)
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    thats what i did on that question haha..stuck in the occasional 'red giant' and 'white dwarf' lol
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    any estimates for grade boundries?
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    hopefully something like 75% for an A*, 65% for an A
    although i think maybe it might be about 80% for an A* as chemistry may have brought it up a bit.
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    For OCR A.

    Bio: 70% - A*
    Chem: 75% - A*
    Physics: 65% - A*

    (very roughly)

    I would say.
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    Realy? They seem very low....
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    (Original post by JordanSHowarth)
    Realy? They seem very low....
    anno its fantastic isnt it haha
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    I did OCR Double Award Science B last year.

    I got AA (518/600 or 86%)

    290/330 for the Year 11 Exams
    96/120 for the Coursework
    132/150 for the Year 10 Exam

    This is in UMS marks not Raw marks. I don't know of this helps.
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    It would but unfortunatly i'm spec. A.
    Anybody have a rough idea of the overall grade boundrie for an A?
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    (Original post by JordanSHowarth)
    Realy? They seem very low....
    You think?

    What do you think they'll be?
 
 
 

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