Date of publication: 2017-08-28 13:12
I have a question. My daughter is currently in year 65 and is doing core science. She recently sat higher tier Chemistry, and foundation Physics and papers. Can she get higher than a C if doing a combination of tiers. I think the exam board was WJEC. She did Biology back in May. Chemistry was 67 June and Physics 65 June I think.
There is actually very little difference between foundation and higher as far as topics are concerned. And most of the difference is in chemistry. It 8767 s quite different from Maths in that regard. However, the questions are more challanging in higher tier.
For B6 he gets 95, for B7 he gets 95, and B8 (foundation he gets) 95. These are all raw marks. For controlled assessment he gets 89. So i work this out as grade A for B6, B7 and controlled assessment. For B8 it would be grade C as this is the highest. How do you work out overall raw and grade?
GCSE science involves practicals and ongoing teacher assessments, which are difficult to administer if you 8767 re not at school. Most private candidates or home-schooled take the iGCSE exam which doesn 8767 t have practicals. Or the college where you 8767 d do your PGCE may offer an equivalency test. This is quite common and is the most convenient. Ask them. But in all these cases, you 8767 d be studying on your own or with a private tutor.
You get one grade for core science. That 8767 s what goes on your certificate. Marks are averaged out over the three subjects. If you 8767 ve got a good C and good D grades, then you 8767 ll probably get a C overall. If you only just got a low C and did average in Chemistry and Physics, then you 8767 ll probably get a D overall. You really can 8767 t tell in advance, so don 8767 t worry too much. Just make sure you answer all the questions as fully as possible. Saying more in the exams is better than saying less! Good luck.
One of the best ways to learn anything is to have the attitude that you are going to teach it to someone who doesn 8767 t have good knowledge of the topic. This can be quite difficult at first, but if you can get used to it, you 8767 ll find that you remember a topic much better. You really do have to understand a topic in order to teach it.
Most of the problem seems to stem from topics not being covered in class, an obvious lack of feedback & the mock papers that were given to act as a revision tool, had not been marked adequately to indicate which answers were correct/incorrect.
I have a question on either sciences. Could you for example do papers B6 and B7 as higher level and B8 as a foundation paper? Same for Chemistry and Physics. If this possible what is the maximum level you can attain. Presume with foundation papers B6 B8 max would be C grade.
It 8767 s an astonishing attitude from the school, but not uncommon. They should allow students to go on to A-level with a B grade most do. You might have to do some negotiating. They should of course retake the coursework/controlled assessments and submit the best, but it sounds like they can 8767 t be bothered.
A-level sciences are a challenge, but with the right attitude and support, he should be OK. Different teenagers develop at different rates some find the transition difficult but others seem to become 8766 adults 8767 during the summer break and have no problem at all with A-levels.
I hope this helps let me know if I can help with getting him an A grade.
For my physic 8767 s ISA I achieved a grade A
If I get 7 C 8767 s and a B what would be my over all grade be?
For my chemisty ISA I achieved a grade A
If I get 7 D and a C what would my overall grade be?
There is quite a lot of work in each GCSE so it's always advisable to plan for that and make sure you can cope with the workload. In the vast majority ofschools GCSE Maths, English Language and Science are compulsory and the other subjects you will be entered for will be options that you choose from a range offered by the school (in some establishments a language is also compulsory and in others, Religious Studies too). All in all it's worth taking a lot of time in Yr 9 identifying those which you have to take, and then finding out as much as you can about the others before choosing your options.
If you want to get the details right, ask your examinations officer at school they 8767 ll know all the ins and outs of retake and resits for your daughter 8767 s course. The idea of taking a module early is that the school will have more flexibility next year and your daughter will have plenty of time to take the resit. Another good source of information is the exam board themselves I often call them to get up-to-date details and they are always very helpful.
I would really appreciate it if you could help me because my aspiration is to get into medicine, my other subjects (Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths) is fine but Biology is standing in my way. Any help regarding revision, or understanding/analysing the question would be great. Or even if you could reccomend any good online tutors (or tutoring agenices).