In Physics 3 AQA board what mark do you need to get out of 45 to get an A??

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What are the grade boundries for this exam coming up?? do they go by percentages or do they shape it according to how everyone done in the country?

Posted Tue 17th May, 2011 @ 17:44 by Jennifer

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okay but is there a rough idea of where it normally is?

Answered Tue 17th May, 2011 @ 17:54 by Jennifer
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It has ranged from around lowest 32 - 41

Answered Wed 18th May, 2011 @ 10:57 by N. M
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Answered Thu 26th May, 2011 @ 19:48 by Frenchie
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roughly 90% is a a*, roughly 80% for a and so on :)
but it does depend on the paper :)

Answered Tue 17th May, 2011 @ 17:56 by banana_fritters
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go onto google and type in "AQA GCSE Grade boundaries" and an exam season, e.g. June 2009 and one of the first results should be a document where if you scroll through you can find the grade boundaries for that exam

Answered Tue 17th May, 2011 @ 18:48 by Hannah
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Type in grade boundaries AQA onto google :) They vary alot, but they're quite low compared to the P2!

Answered Tue 17th May, 2011 @ 19:39 by MPR
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hi the grade boundaries vary every year some times from the mid 30's to 40

Answered Tue 17th May, 2011 @ 21:06 by Zahra
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Yes, grade boundaries do vary. Examiners have to make sure that the same level of performance is awarded the same grade every year. If examiners find a paper is a bit harder or easier then grade boundaries will change a little.

It is not true that there are 'quotas' of each grade - that would be unfair.

Answered Wed 18th May, 2011 @ 09:08 by Pete Langley - Get Revising founder
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Hi, I went onto AQA website to give you a rough idea. They vary a bit depending on the difficulty. In June 2008, you needed only 32/45 for A*, 28 for A, 24 B, 21 C. Jan 2010 was similar, 32 A*, 28 A, 23 B. In Jan 2009 you only needed 30 for an A*, 28 for A again. So actually if you got 28+ I'd say you've pretty much got your A unless it's a really tricky paper. Have you got your exam next week? I have, dreading it! Good luck anyways :)

Answered Wed 18th May, 2011 @ 17:53 by Harriet
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thank you everyone!! they all gave me a rough idea of what i should get to get an A.. and maybe an A* if thats possible ! Harriet: Yes my exams next friday, is that when yours is? ah i know me too, hopefully it wont be too hard :S Good luck! and good luck to everyone who's doing it too soon:)

Answered Wed 18th May, 2011 @ 18:17 by Jennifer
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Thanks a lot Jennifer, yeah my exam is on Friday too, fingers crossed for an easy exam! And u should definitely aim for an A* :)

Answered Wed 18th May, 2011 @ 22:15 by Harriet
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ahh okay, yeah hopefully its really easy :)

thank you Maleficent

Answered Sat 21st May, 2011 @ 10:36 by Jennifer
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Its normally between 28 and 34 for an A* 

Jan 10 was 32

Answered Fri 27th May, 2011 @ 01:19 by Rachael Smith
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A*-30/45,A-25/45 continue to subtract for each next grade

Answered Thu 1st September, 2011 @ 12:04 by Reyez
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probaly around 80%

Answered Tue 13th September, 2011 @ 22:13 by Joe
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80% +

Answered Sun 27th November, 2011 @ 18:07 by ♬ Shivani ♬
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it depends on the hardness of the paper.

Answered Tue 17th May, 2011 @ 17:48 by Georgina
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I think it's 40+ :)

Answered Tue 17th May, 2011 @ 18:00 by Joanna
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well i do aqa and its all added togeter like your 1a 1b and unit 2, you should ask your techer how much u need to get an A, like for biology im already on a C without even doing Unit 3, and i need about 70% of the paper right in unit 3 to get an A. but if u have As in your past exams then you should be aiming around 50-80% in unit 3 :)

Answered Tue 17th May, 2011 @ 17:57 by Kavita :)