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1. A* at A2
Quick question - is it possible to obtain an A* at A2 whilst only gaining a B overall at AS?

EDIT: WHY THE HELL HAVE I BEEN NEGGED FOR THIS!!! ITS A QUESTION!!!!!!!
Last edited by tsveta; 13-05-2012 at 23:03.
2. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by tsveta)
Quick question - is it possible to obtain an A* at A2 whilst only gaining a B overall at AS?
Yes - in fact it's possible to get an A* at A2 even if you got a C at AS.

e.g. say your exams are out of 100UMS in AS and 100UMS in A2 = 200UMS in your entire A level

AS 60/100 = C
if in A2 you get 100/100 = A

add them together = 160/200 = 80% overall
+
Take into account that you managed 90% or better in A2 = A* OVR

So it is possible with a B grade to get an A*, but it won't be easy.
Last edited by Ras17; 13-05-2012 at 20:09.
3. Re: A* at A2
is it 90% on EACH A2 unit or 90% on A2 units overall?
4. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by louisjevans)
is it 90% on EACH A2 unit or 90% on A2 units overall?
Overall, i.e. at least 180/200 on the A2 units for 4 unit A levels or 270/300 for 6 unit A levels. If you look there is a sticky thread all about this that goes into painful and repetitive detail.
5. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by louisjevans)
is it 90% on EACH A2 unit or 90% on A2 units overall?
each unit
6. Re: A* at A2
It's just as much work to get an A* with the lowest B as it is the highest A at AS.

70/100 means you need 90% anyway at A2 to get 80% overall, the 90% gets you the A*.
Even with 100/100 at AS, you still need 90%. As someone demonstrated above, it' still possible with a C.

The only difference in difficulty will be the jump in skill, not that an A* is harder to technically get with a B, as someone said above.
7. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by anniema)
each unit

Why comment when you're wrong? Seriously. You could be the difference between someone pushing for an A* and someone giving up and just settling for an A, all because you don't have a clue what you're talking about.
8. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by Data)
Overall, i.e. at least 180/200 on the A2 units for 4 unit A levels or 270/300 for 6 unit A levels. If you look there is a sticky thread all about this that goes into painful and repetitive detail.
So... in maths for example, you can get 85% in c3 and 96% in c4 and still get A* if you have 80% overall in the whole a level
9. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by louisjevans)
So... in maths for example, you can get 85% in c3 and 96% in c4 and still get A* if you have 80% overall in the whole a level
Yes.
10. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by Data)
Yes.
Oh goody
11. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by Data)
Yes.
are you sure about this because our maths teacher said we had to get above 90% in both A2 papers (C3 and C4).
also there was a boy last year in our school who scored 2nd highest in the whole class but still got an 'A' whereas quite a few others got an 'A*'
12. Re: A* at A2
Guys. How hard can this be? This kind of thread has come up all the sodding time on TSR.

You need to average 90% on your A2 modules and you need to get an A for the overall A Level.
So you need for your complete A level to have 80% of marks.
And your A2 modules must average out at 90%.
(With Maths, it's only C3 and C4 which must average out at 90%. Otherwise, I'd just need 76 UMS for an A* in C4)

This isn't hard.
13. Re: A* at A2
Jesus Christ, just read the sticky ffs.
14. Re: A* at A2
Well, my brother got an A* in History 2 years ago, whilst he got a C at AS, so yes, it is possible and he worked really hard for it!
15. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by AverageExcellence)
no, you must have an at least 80% for AS (A grade) + 90% at A2. So in short no you cant unless u do retakes
Not true.

I got a B in AS Biology and an A* at A2 with zero retakes.

You need an A as your overall grade - as long as your A2 grades are 90% plus combined and this is enough to bring your UMS up to an A, then you will get an A*.
16. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by Alexandra's Box)
Sorry if this is stupid, but how about the other way round? Could you get an A or A* overall with an A at AS and B at A2?
No, A* is 90% of overall A2, whilst meeting conditions of an A which is 80% overall.
17. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by gymrat)
No, A* is 90% of overall A2, whilst meeting conditions of an A which is 80% overall.
Oh I get it now! Sorry for the question and thanks
18. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by AverageExcellence)
no, you must have an at least 80% for AS (A grade) + 90% at A2. So in short no you cant unless u do retakes

AverageKnob
Last edited by gymrat; 13-05-2012 at 21:24. Reason: -
19. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by HeyyImRyan)
Why comment when you're wrong? Seriously. You could be the difference between someone pushing for an A* and someone giving up and just settling for an A, all because you don't have a clue what you're talking about.
Sorry- I thought I was right.
20. Re: A* at A2
(Original post by 99llewellyn99)
are you sure about this because our maths teacher said we had to get above 90% in both A2 papers (C3 and C4).
also there was a boy last year in our school who scored 2nd highest in the whole class but still got an 'A' whereas quite a few others got an 'A*'
Its both papers.

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