Science ISA?! Please Help!!!

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I have completed Section 1 of the biology Isa for B1 but i didn't do as well as i thought i would and only got 13 out of 20!!! I really need an A* what would i need to get in Section 2 to be still able to get an A*, or will i not be able to get one now?? Also how do i revise for the section 2 because i did loads of revision for section one and you can see the results, I did the physics ISA and i got 17 out of 20 i don't what went wrong, how do i revise for section 2?? All replies are very much appreciated!

Posted Sat 15th December, 2012 @ 11:08 by Ash

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Look at the mark schemes for past ISA's and the specimen, most of the questions are the same :)

Answered Sat 15th December, 2012 @ 11:18 by Isaac Hall
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Thnk U for the reply but i've tried lookin at them nd can u or some else try to answer my original question: Can I still get an A* having got only 13 on section 1??? Plz plz answer all help nd and answers very much appreciated!

Answered Sun 16th December, 2012 @ 18:02 by Ash
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Unfortunately its unlikely that you can still get an A*.

The total ISA is out of 50, the first section out of 20, and the second out of 30.

USUALLY, the grade boundaries are 

A* - 45/50

A - 40/50

B - 35/50

C - 30/50

These aren't 100%, but thats around what mark they are.

So if you already lost 7 marks in the first section, you are looking at around an A if you only lose 3 marks in section 2.

If you lose more than 3 marks in section two, then it can drop to a B.

The same thing happened with me, in the physics ISA, I done well:

19/20 in section 1, and 27/30 in section 2 meaning 46/50 A*


In biology, we had some next teacher -.-

So i ended up with

18/20 in section 1, and 26/30 in section 2 meaning 44/50 A

Good luck though, all the best

Answered Sun 23rd December, 2012 @ 13:39 by Sara