I got a B for my unit 1 Physics exam, my parents are really dissapointed as my t.grade was an A*. My teacher wont let me resit. Is it still possible to get an A* overall with unit 2, 3 and the ISA?

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I got an 'A' in biology and chemistry. I am doing the new 2012 spec of triple science. Is it still possible to get an A* overall for all three of my sciences. What do you need to do to make sure I get those A*s. Any good revising tips that I can stick to? I have other subject to concentrate on too. 

Posted Thu 8th March, 2012 @ 17:53 by Tahira xx

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I got an A* overall in Chemistry but I did the old triple science specification. I got an A in three of my exams and an A* in the other exam. So it could still be possible as it was the points that counted and not the grades that you got on individual exams and obviously I only got one A* in my GCSE. I would say that you should concentrate on the ISA because I had to retake that and it made my A* achievable :) Also, your teacher may not let you retake your exam because you haven't done many yet. When you do more of the exams and ISA's, your teacher may let you retake any exams if it is necessary. I mainly made mind maps and revision cards and used Sam Learning and revision guides to help me with my exams. I hope this is helpful, good luck!! :)

Answered Sun 25th March, 2012 @ 11:54 by Chloe
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It is possible yes, because when you get a score out of 100 on a test they keep that score then add on the amount you got for the next test ( at the end they will give you a score out of 400 ) so if you get A's or A*'s in your next tests your overall score should be an A at least.
Also if you do well in your ISA it could bump up your grade by a lot :) 

Answered Tue 10th April, 2012 @ 14:01 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR
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are ISAs really easy because everyone keeps saying ISAs could bump up your grade very easily?

Answered Wed 11th April, 2012 @ 16:34 by Tahira xx
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Definetly, i was in your position until i did the ISA which i found really really easy in comparison to the exam i did (actually i found the unit 1 test easy but i still got a B but anyway ....). Unit 2 + 3 is quite easy as long as you know the equations by hard and you  can manipulate them. You need atleast 360 overall UMS marks and i was fortunate enough to get 361 (phew) and i got an A* overall. Just make sure you concentrate a lot on these upcoming modules especially unit 2 because it is easy enough to get full marks  and same for the ISA. Furthermore you get more than 1 try at an ISA and they take your best score so you can get that A * without a doubt !!!

Gud luk  xxxx

Answered Thu 12th April, 2012 @ 15:30 by Braniac