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# How do you get an A* :)?

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1. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
(Original post by 05dochertyf)
Oh really ? So in biology (AQA) i have scraped an A, but in my January A2 exam i got 95%, does that mean in summer i only need to get 85% ?
Same with philosophy OCR but i got 94?

im getting mixed messages from staff at college on weather its 90 on each or 90 average ? thanks!
90% average across A2 modules, so you will need 85% if your January and June exams are both worth 50% of A2, if the June ones are worth more, you will need more than 85% (but less than 90%). For example, if your January exam was worth 40% of A2, then you will need 86.7% in June to get 90% for A2 (and thus an A*)
2. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
Blood, sweat and tears
3. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
Jesus Christ, how hard is it to understand?

80% overall
90% at A2
4. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
(Original post by NuclearFusion)
90% average across A2 modules, so you will need 85% if your January and June exams are both worth 50% of A2, if the June ones are worth more, you will need more than 85% (but less than 90%). For example, if your January exam was worth 40% of A2, then you will need 86.7% in June to get 90% for A2 (and thus an A*)
Oh infact i forgot about that (what an idiot),i got 95% in unit 1 which is like 35%, then an A in my ISA which is like 15%, so i probably need like 90 UMS right?

bugger thats not going to happen! hahaha! </3
5. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
You absolutely annihilate the paper
6. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
(Original post by 05dochertyf)
Oh infact i forgot about that (what an idiot),i got 95% in unit 1 which is like 35%, then an A in my ISA which is like 15%, so i probably need like 90 UMS right?

bugger thats not going to happen! hahaha! </3
Depends on what percentage you got for that ISA (As in did you get borderline 80% or more like 89%?)
7. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
Well you don't know until it gets sent off Going of last years boundary its something like 85%, but it differs quiet dramatically each year, the general trend is downwards though so if i where to call it 80%, where does that leave me for the summer ???

I think i would have to get around 90 right ?
8. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
(Original post by Benniboi1)
NO. You need 80% average from the WHOLE A-level. If you get 81UMS in unit 4 then congratulations you have your A*
oh thanks thats ok then. cuz my teacher said that to me, however he wasnt sure so i will talk to him again. is there a website that sums this up so i can show my teacher thanks again.
9. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
(Original post by sukhys)
oh thanks thats ok then. cuz my teacher said that to me, however he wasnt sure so i will talk to him again. is there a website that sums this up so i can show my teacher thanks again.
yes there is, if you go to http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...des_at_A-level there is a section that reiterates you need an A (80%) overall and an A* (90%) in A2 to get an A*
10. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
(Original post by funsongfactory)
Blood, sweat and tears
Bud, sweets and beers.
11. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
(Original post by youngzwavey)
yes there is, if you go to http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...des_at_A-level there is a section that reiterates you need an A (80%) overall and an A* (90%) in A2 to get an A*
thank you. my teacher says i only now need 81 ums or more to get an A*
12. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
(Original post by sukhys)
thank you. my teacher says i only now need 81 ums or more to get an A*
u got 99/100 wow, well done and goodluck
13. Re: How do you get an A* :)?
(Original post by youngzwavey)
u got 99/100 wow, well done and goodluck
thanks

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