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How does the igcse double award grading system work??

THE IGCSE DOUBLE AWARD GRADING SYSTEM WORK??
Since I'm going to moving to Uk this August I have to participate in IGCSE exam .However since I'm noy familiar with IGCSE cuz I used to study for DSE!
plz can anyone help! Tysm!
Original post by Imoooni
THE IGCSE DOUBLE AWARD GRADING SYSTEM WORK??
Since I'm going to moving to Uk this August I have to participate in IGCSE exam .However since I'm noy familiar with IGCSE cuz I used to study for DSE!
plz can anyone help! Tysm!

hey! so i do edexcel igcse triple award for all three sciences, hopefully i can help!
if you only do the double award, you will still study all 3 sciences (phy chem bio) and you will have to do 1 paper for each (called the double award paper). if you do triple, you will do the double award for all 3 sciences plus a 2nd paper for each science which covers a couple more topics.
the double science papers are called 1... and the triple papers are called 2...
essentially if you do igcse double science, here are your papers: 1B (biology), 1P (physics) and 1C (chemistry)
if you do triple, you will have: 1B and 2B (double bio paper and the triple paper - same for all three sciences)
if you're looking to do any past papers online and you're only doing the double science award, just make sure it says iGCSE 1... on the paper, not paper 2 as it will cover topics that are not in the double paper. and also any papers that have the letter 'R' (e.g., 1BR or 1CR) just means it's regional (i.e., a different version to prevent cheating) but the content is all the same and the difficulty is the same.
the grading system works the same for iGCSE (edexcel) - the 9-1 grading system, with 9 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.
hope this helps!!
Reply 2
Ohhh I get yr point, btw is the total mark of doubleaward is sum up the marks on three papers over 330??
Original post by Imoooni
Ohhh I get yr point, btw is the total mark of doubleaward is sum up the marks on three papers over 330??

i don't think they sum up all three sciences, you will get a grade for each science that you do (i.e., x/110, not x/330). but yes, if you were to sum up the total for the double award it is 330 marks, as each paper is worth 110 marks
Reply 4
Oh so if I got 70/110 on each paper do I got a 210 out of 330 right ?? Cuz I saw the boundaries the total marks are 330
Original post by Imoooni
Oh so if I got 70/110 on each paper do I got a 210 out of 330 right ?? Cuz I saw the boundaries the total marks are 330

ahh yes I see what you mean. yes, i think for the double award they do sum it up to 330, so if you got 70/110 on each paper it would be 210/330 in total. sorry i misunderstood earlier
Reply 6
Original post by kloutless
ahh yes I see what you mean. yes, i think for the double award they do sum it up to 330, so if you got 70/110 on each paper it would be 210/330 in total. sorry i misunderstood earlier


Is ok is ok !Btw tysm for ur explanation it really helps me a lot 🥹🙏🏻
Original post by Imoooni
Is ok is ok !Btw tysm for ur explanation it really helps me a lot 🥹🙏🏻

hahah no worries, apologies for the misunderstanding anyways!! good luck for your exams in the future :-)
Reply 8
Original post by kloutless
hahah no worries, apologies for the misunderstanding anyways!! good luck for your exams in the future :-)


You as well !!🫡🦾

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