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Sixth form Minimum GCSE Grade needed to do well at A Level

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-20 08:50:33 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, in my school there are some Year 11's who feel that they really want to do A Kevel Maths next year. They work hard and I am in no doubt they they can do well if they put their minds to it at A Level. The only issue is, one is working at a B Grade at GCSE ant the other a C, meaning that their knowledge of trig/simultaneous equations et...

Sixth Form Maths grade good enough for Grammar sixth form?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2012-09-02 01:20:18 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi guys, I am doing the modular system to gain my GCSE mathematics qualification and I was wondering what type of grade in maths I would need to get into a grammar sixth form. I am not looking to carry on maths as an A-Level but I am aware that your GCSE maths qualification is important for gaining access to good sixth forms and uni's. So...

Can I retake a GCSE during sixth form ?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2012-08-26 19:14:28 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello ! So I messed up my English GCSE exam and scored a D grade on it !! And I just realised that all universities want at least a B at English GCSE ! Am I allowed to retake my GCSE English during my sixth form ? If not , what should I do ? I will be doing the IELTS exam too as I am an international candidate ! Can this be a substitute f...

Sixth form AQA AS English Literature grade boundaries

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-13 23:01:50 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello, sorry if this is in the wrong section. I have an English Lit exam on Friday (aspects of narrative, unit 1) and decided I'd look at the grade boundaries for the January 2013 exam, just so I know what I'm aiming for. The grade boundaries look incredibly low though, with only 46/84 needed for an A! Am I looking at this correctly? Beca...

Gcse retakes help!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-06 00:06:48 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi all, I retaked my gcse maths and in the summer of 2012 found out I got a grade C AGAIN! I wasn't far off a grade B. I took AQA Gcse Maths unit 3 in June 2012 however I want to retake the exam again in June 2013 hopeing to boost my overall grade to B. Is this possible as I really need Grade B in GCSE Maths ??...

Sixth form taking a level maths but worried about GCSE Maths

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-23 16:31:19 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm currently taking AS Maths and AS Stats, and hopefully I wish to carry this subject onto A2, but doing a lot of the AS material has made me realise my foundation for maths isnt very strong as my GCSE Maths grade says (I got an A). Most of what I learned at GCSE has slipped out through my head, probably because I didnt learn it properly...

Secondary GCSE Edexcel Math

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-19 18:16:37 - Similar - Report/Block

After getting a B in modular, I am doing Linear this summer. (Edexcel GCSE math) The grade boundaries are awfully lower for linear exams for some reason. Would it be easier to obtain an A*/A grade by doing linear at GCSE? Thank you.

Sixth form A2 History students - what grade did you get at AS?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-01 19:01:51 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm desperate to do history at A2, but I don't think I'm going to get an A. What grade is generally considered appropiate to go onto A2?...

Does anyone agree in saying that ALPS should be of less influence at A-level?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-11 16:56:28 - Similar - Report/Block

So yet another depressing day for my academic route, apparently I'm not allowed to retake/remark/request my paper back due to my ALPS being at a C grade. If you don't know what ALPS is, it is basically a prediction/target based off your gcses and I believe your induction tests in sixth form. At GCSE the vast majority of grades I got were...

Sixth form January 2013 Edexcel grade boundries...

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-18 13:57:33 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey there, does anyone know if the grade boundries for any maths modules this january have been released, if you do can you please tell me Thanks :)...

Best sixth form collage

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2012-09-11 17:50:36 - Similar - Report/Block

which would be the best state sixth form collage in london because im in year 11 and my teachers are saying to think about sixth form collages but i dont want to go to my schools sixth form ps how many subjects can you take in A level...

Sixth form Ums grade boundaries ocr

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-13 14:34:46 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey guys, does anyone know where to find the overall UMS grade boundaries for OCR, such as this one for AQA... http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pd...B OUNDARIES.PDF But this one is for AQA overall, does anyine know where the OCR one is. And i do not mean per module i mean overall. e.g. "for an A for further maths you need 600UMS" and "B i...

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Secondary GCSE History Controlled Assessment; Opinions needed

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-15 17:54:45 - Similar - Report/Block

Okay, so my target grade is an A and my teacher thinks I can get an A*. But I think I failed my controlled assessment, which is worth 25% of my grade. I didn't finish it and I went over the 2000 word limit by a couple hundred. What I want to know is do you think an A* is still achievable and if so how many marks can I afford to lose In my...

Sixth Form Outfit

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-09 15:52:04 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey I'm a year 11 student, nearly going into Sixth Form. I was wondering if Sixth Form students could post photos of outfits they wear or would wear to class so that me and other new Sixth Form Students can have an idea of what to wear. Because switching from wearing the same uniform everyday to having to decide on what to wear can be dif...

Sixth form Use maximum or minimum value for diffraction formula? [A2 - FPP]

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-06 16:26:03 - Similar - Report/Block

In this question, for (biii) (second image) the markscheme uses the minimum for θ, yet in the formula book the formula is quoted as nλ=dsinθ where "order n, wavelength λ, angles of maxima θ". Why does the formula booklet contradict the mark scheme?...

Sixth form A2 Product Design (PROD3) Exam 4th June

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-21 20:08:28 - Similar - Report/Block

Who is doing this exam? I'm mixed feelings about the exam due to extremely low grade boundaries and my poor English. Need a C in the exam for an overall A but would like to get an High A/A* to get the A* grade. Any tips?...

Staying at school until 18?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-07 18:48:23 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I had heard a while ago that people who started school in September 2009 have to stay in education until they are 18. I myself started school at that time, so just to confirm: I will be staying in compulsory education until I am 18, am I correct? If I am correct, then how will this work? What if I do bad in my GCSE's and do not have t...

Secondary French OCR Gcse Overall Grade Boundaries help?!!?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-14 17:30:16 - Similar - Report/Block

Can anyone guess really what the grade boundaries are? all added up , listening writing, reading and oral, what percent will be what grade? thanks...

Secondary OCR Additional Maths

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-09 14:34:02 - Similar - Report/Block

My additional maths exam is on June (on the same day as my gcse biology as well :(:(:() but I'm doing past papers on it and stuff but I've been searching the grade boundaries for it but they all just say for an A its like 70% or something and not the actual mark u'd need for it. I know the grade boundaries change slightly every year but I...

Sixth form A Level Geography next year

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-24 15:36:04 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm thinking of doing a 3rd year at sixth form and taking AS & A2 Geography in 1 year. The exam board is Edexcel. Is A Level Geography hard? I did it at GCSE and quite enjoyed it, but I haven't done it for 2 years. Can anyone give me an idea on what it's like, what the modules are about, and if it's difficult? Thank you! :D...

AQA GCSE triple science

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-26 16:20:55 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I'm in sixth form and I'm tutoring someone doing GCSE AQA triple science. When did the specification change? How much has it changed since last year? Can anyone send me or direct me to some past papers for the last unit of GCSE triple science. When I did it, it was unit 3 but I'm not sure if that's changed. Thank you :)...

GCSE P.E practical grade boundries

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-01 18:42:57 - Similar - Report/Block

Does anybody know what the grade boundries for the AQA GCSE P.E full course practical assessment is? apparently it is 95% for an A*, 90% for an A, but that seems really high.

Sixth form Books!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-21 11:44:48 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi! I'm an Italian girl, I'm planning to come to uk to go on with my studies; since in Italy we don't do GCSE exams during high school, I'm now thinking about revising math because I need this exam probably...but I don't know where to start! Is it possible to have the syllabus of the GCSE maths Level 2? And what about books? could you ple...

Sixth form Cambridge Economics HELP

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-09 13:34:16 - Similar - Report/Block

Okay, well last year i just scraped a D grade from economics due to me being very very lazy. Economics i just found very boring and it interest be none whatsoever. Ive applied for Mathematics and Finance at Heriot-Watt and Mathematics and Business at Brighton. I need ABC for Heriot, or BBC at Brighton. Now CIE is probably one of the harde...

Sixth form calculus questions; please help me

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-22 18:04:54 - Similar - Report/Block

Please could someone kindly help me on these calculus questions 1) Find the area of the largest rectangle with the lower base on x axis and upper vertices on the parabola y = 18 - x^2. Use calculus techniques. 2) A rectangular garden 450 ft^2 in area is to be fenced of against rabbits. If one side of the garden is protected by a barn wall...

Sixth form Biology taking the mick!!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-13 23:17:40 - Similar - Report/Block

I recently got my As results. Maths C1 edexcel A Chemistry ocr f321 A Biology f211 D I'm still pretty much shocked on how I got this grade. I put in more time in biology than in chemistry and maths put together and came out with some rubbish grade. Need serious tips to revise biology. Thanks.

Sixth form Edexcel Physics Unit 3

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-18 23:41:44 - Similar - Report/Block

I done Edexcel Physics Unit 3 (the experiment and case study) last year and got a B. I was wondering whether it is possible to re-do this (in order to get a higher grade). Also what would happen if I achieved lower than my first attempt? Will the highest grade stand or the most recent one? Thanks...

Sixth form A2 Chemistry practical help!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-01 23:09:48 - Similar - Report/Block

I have an A2 chemistry practical about chromium. I have been advised to revise transition metals and about oxidation of ketones and aldehydes. Has anyone doing the OCR A2 syllabus completes this task and if yea could you please give me a few hints on what else to revise. My practical grade at the moment is a D I really need to boost my gr...

English GCSE Revision for Android

androidzoom.com - 2013-02-27 10:19:30 - Similar - Report/Block

GR8Media This is a collection of 63 video revision lessons for English GCSE Lessons: Takeaway Teacher - PLANNING for a C grade GCSE English Language Revision - Word Choicem4v GCSE English Language revision - vary sentencesm4v GCSE English Language... $4.52

Secondary FSMQ Additional Maths and GCSE Statistics

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-12 13:10:41 - Similar - Report/Block

I took the FSMQ Additional Maths paper the other day at my current school but at the sixth form I'm going to they did a GCSE statistics course instead. Will I be disadvantaged?...

london sixth form schools & colleges - the top 15 and worst 15??

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-03 18:05:55 - Similar - Report/Block

hello pplz! it looks like there are no proper league tables for sixth form schools & colleges in london. so i thought i should post this thread to find the top 15 and worst 15. i live in the far north of the city, so im not sure about the sixth form schools and colleges towards the south of the city. this is what i think about the sixth f...

Sixth form Jan 2013 Grade Boundaries

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-06 09:20:14 - Similar - Report/Block

So when do the Jan 2013 Grade Boundaries be released for OCR and Edexcel? Thanks...

Sixth form OCR Physics ISA AS Grades

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-23 18:49:07 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I have achieved the following grades in my Physics ISA: Quantitative = 6/10 Qualitative = 17/20 Evaluative = 3/10 Total = 26/40 Can someone please tell me what grade it is? Also I am an idiot who has to retake everything to get better in it, so is it possible for me to retake everything the whole ISA to better my mark/grade/UMS?...

How is your science GCSE grade found?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-07 23:18:05 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, just wondering how is our 2 final gcse science grades found? For each science is both isas used to find our grade or just our best isa from year 10 or 11 for each science?...

Will my grades get me into a good university such as Oxbridge?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-23 19:09:12 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I'm a GCSE student, and I was wondering that if what I get in my GCSE's would matter if I could get into a good university? For example, I like Oxbridge or the university of London, and in my GCSE's, I've predicted I would get; 5 A*'s, 1 A and 5 B's OR 4 A*'s, 1 A and 6 B's. The 2 A*'s would come from a Double Business BTEC course I a...

Want to be a teacher, but can't get a C in Maths GCSE

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-14 12:46:12 - Similar - Report/Block

Basically, I'm doing AS-levels and they are going really well. Just had my first exam yesterday and it (hopefully) went well. Fingers crossed! But I'm predominately an English student and NOT a maths student. I have struggled with Maths since I was in primary school. My highest grade I have ever gotten in Maths GCSE was an E... and to bec...

Sixth form English Lit. a* essay writing help needed!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-20 22:23:27 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi! Currently I take AS Lit in Sixth form. I have a few problems with my essay writing that I'd really like to address but am not sure how to. For instance, gramatically speaking sometimes my sentences don't make sense. What I mean by that is I don't write ''fluently'', a lot of the students in my class write essays that are very coherent...

Purpose of lower GCSE grades

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-09 02:28:54 - Similar - Report/Block

Anyone else feel that the lower grades of GCSE are rather pointless, just a way to ensure that virtually no-one officially fails. In the American system a D is the only official pass grade below the average of a C and if you fail to get that, tough ****. With all GCSE grades below a C generally considered worthless anyway, might it make m...

How can I revise for French exams?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-01 20:31:52 - Similar - Report/Block

In 2 weeks I have French listening and reading GCSE exams, I only speak English but I can get the gist of most French pieces of writing (if they are in simplified GCSE form). If anyone has used a technique for these exams or is using a technique currently and it seems to be working, please share how you can revise effectively for it. I'm...

GCSE Preparation for Working Life

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-20 20:48:29 - Similar - Report/Block

I know this that this GCSE isn't really worth much but could any of you give me A/A* grade examples for the coursework part. I think it consists of your cv, applying to a job, organisation...




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