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    I was just wondering whether both grades attained for the dual award are always the same, as everyone I've come across always seem to have a double result (e.g - Double BB, Two A's, whatever)
    Does anyone know whether this is always the case when it comes to dual awards?

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    They can be different
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    are we talking gcse? a-levels??
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    sorryy! I meant GCSE! (:
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    They can only be awarded as the same, you could get an A* in core science and an A in additional and it would be either A*A* or AA, im not sure how they are worked out. But it can't be A*A
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    always the same it work out so a A* in one subject can pull a B up to AA etc
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    No, as they've all said. Because it's not really 'double science', it's core science GCSE and additional science GCSE - you're sitting seperate exams for each I've got different grades in each, doing AQA too. If you're still worried talk to your teacher.
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    You CAN get different grades in core and additional. Just like I got AB in my dual award english GCSE, it's the same principle.
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    (Original post by Laura373)
    You CAN get different grades in core and additional. Just like I got AB in my dual award english GCSE, it's the same principle.
    With AQA double award they only give grades based on the 8 point scale of A*A* AA BB CC DD etc... They do not mix grades unlike edxcel with their English double award which can be A*A AB BC etc. I was told this by my science teacher who told me if I don't get A* in additional it will pull down my whole grade to AA (which is probably going to happen)
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    It's not double award though, the GCSEs are separate things.
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    If you're on about AQA Core and Additional Science, then those are two separate qualifications, and the grades aren't interdependent on one other, so it's entirely possible to get different grades. I have no idea about an actual double award though (although I'd imagine they'd have to be the same)
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    I got an A in science in yr10, then an A* in additional the following year, so I'm guessing you can get different
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    Now, they're different grades. Back when I did it, you got two grades of the same.
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    I'm confused now, I've done double science at school and it was aqa core and aqa additional science, my teacher was telling me I have to get the same grades as they can't be different. My school's weird :s Aqa doesn't have two seperate specifications for double award and core and additional? Aren't double awards made up of core and additional?
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    you get two separate GCSEs - GCSE Core Science and GCSE Additional Science. your school lied unfortunately
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    that's strange...when i did double award you still did separate chem bio and physics papers there was just a bit less to learn and then you got a double grade, which had to be the same 2 grades
    I guess it's changed now though O.o how odd
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    (Original post by km31)
    that's strange...when i did double award you still did separate chem bio and physics papers there was just a bit less to learn and then you got a double grade, which had to be the same 2 grades
    I guess it's changed now though O.o how odd
    Yeah this is what I was doing, bio chem physics papers for core and the same for additional. I'm confused now if I will be getting awarded to same grades or two different qualifications.
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    Other people in my year are doing the corresponding Edexcel course. Different people have been told different things... it seems there is confusion all round - some teachers believe you can only get two of the same grade while others think otherwise.

    I just think I'm lucky I'm doing separate sciences.
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    (Original post by Econight)
    Yeah this is what I was doing, bio chem physics papers for core and the same for additional. I'm confused now if I will be getting awarded to same grades or two different qualifications.
    you've already got your core science grade right?
    that can't change - it's guaranteed whatever you get in additional. in the old scheme it was 'dual award science', but that's changed since to core and additional.
    one of my friends got a B in core and a D in additional.
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    (Original post by Laura373)
    you've already got your core science grade right?
    that can't change - it's guaranteed whatever you get in additional. in the old scheme it was 'dual award science', but that's changed since to core and additional.
    one of my friends got a B in core and a D in additional.
    Yeah I've already got an A* in core, I had a feeling that my additional grade would drag down the A*, but they are seperate right? Thanks for clearing this up my school does not know how to advise students properly.
 
 
 
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