• Question: What grades did you get at GCSE and A Level relating to science based courses? (E.g. Biology)

    Asked by 09barnesc to Amy, Drew, Julia, Kimberley, Sara on 19 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by mightymeaty, ryanmccabe, nuha123, georgiafielding, ycul123, hood, lewisthirsk.
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      Drew Rae answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Hi there Barnesc, I went to school in Australia, so my grades wouldn’t mean much to you. In Queensland almost everyone going to university does the equivalent of 6 A level courses, and the results from five of them count. My science-related courses were two maths courses, physics and chemistry.

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      Amy MacQueen answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Hey 09barnesc,

      I did my exams in Scotland so they were called Standard Grades (GCSE’s), Highers and Advanced Highers (Highers are slightly easier than A levels and Advanced Highers are slightly harder). The grades you get for these run A,B,C,D,E,F.

      The science courses that I did at Standard Grade and Higher were Maths, Chemistry and Biology and I got A’s. I then did Advanced Biology and Chemistry – for Biology I got a B and Chemistry I got an A.


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      Julia Griffen answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      GCSE A* in science… A level… biology chemistry and psychology all B….

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      Kimberley Bryon answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Hey, I got A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths at GCSE and A Biology A Chemistry and C Maths at A level.

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      Sara Imari Walker answered on 19 Jun 2011:

      Hi 09barnesc!! I grew up in the US so I don’t even know what a GCSE or A Level is! But, I can tell you I didn’t do very well in school when I was younger. I wasn’t that into, sometimes I would do really well, but sometimes I would do terribly. I think I was bored a lot, I don’t know! Best bet though is to try really hard and do well in school. I wish I did when I was younger. But, even if you are like me, and don’t do so well in school early on you can make up for it later! =)