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    pretty sure it's just like the other grades. Meet a certain mark overall in both papers. ASs don't count towards it so that's the most likely option.
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    You just need to score well enough to get one. The total mark required will vary every year.
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    pretty sure it's just like the other grades. Meet a certain mark overall in both papers. ASs don't count towards it so that's the most likely option.
    Well I didn't take any AS for chemistry this year.

    The thing is I have 3 exams next summer so which one(s) require the usual "90% in paper(s)"
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    Well I didn't take any AS for chemistry this year.

    The thing is I have 3 exams next summer so which one(s) require the usual "90% in paper(s)"
    None of them. New spec exams are like GCSE maths grade boundaries. You'll have to get a certain mark out of the total score to get an A*. For example, if the A* is 240/300, that could be 80 in each or 60, 80, 100. etc

    IT'S RAW MARKS NOT UMS FOR NEW SPEC
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    None of them. New spec exams are like GCSE maths grade boundaries. You'll have to get a certain mark out of the total score to get an A*. For example, if the A* is 240/300, that could be 80 in each or 60, 80, 100. etc

    IT'S RAW MARKS NOT UMS FOR NEW SPEC

    Oh, had no idea UMS had been scraped.
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    Oh, had no idea UMS had been scraped.
    Yup, see you later, ums.

    If you're doing (further) maths in year 13 then that will still have ums though.
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    Oh, had no idea UMS had been scraped.
    UMS has only ever been used for modular qualifications as they have to be able to compare units taken in different exam seasons. It still exists for the modular A levels that still exist, but isn't used for new linear A levels.
 
 
 
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