This is possible, to get an A* you need an overall A for both AS and A2 and 90% A2, it works even if your AS is a B as long as your overall UMS is equivalent to an A. Well that is what I read somewhere. Hope it helps
(Original post by kuroudo93)
Basically, im resitting my january CHEM4 exam next month, along with doing the CHEM5 exam. I'm currently on a grade B where the only way i can get an A is to get a total of 220/240 UMS over the 2 papers, that would get my total UMS to 460 overall and therefore constituting an A grade.
However, wouldnt getting an average of 110/120 UMS on both A2 units also mean that i would get an A* because that would mean that my overall Chemistry GCE was above the A grade, and i got 110/120 UMS on both A2 ?
or am i thinking about this the wrong way
Edit: when I said overall A for both AS and A2 I mean on average, not individually.
http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/pdf/AQA-2420-W-SP.PDF -page 51
To be awarded an A*, candidates will need to
achieve a grade A on the full A Level qualification and
an A* on the aggregate of the A2 units.
http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pd...BOUNDARIES.PDF -page 11
Basically you need a total UMS of 480 out of 600 for the A and an average of 90 in A2 for A*
Last edited by JustAbi; 17-05-2012 at 23:36.
For domestic A levels (i.e. anything but CIE) you only need an average of 80% across the whole A level and 90% across the A2, i.e. 480/600 and 270/300 on the A2.
(Original post by Agenda Suicide)
As far as I'm aware, and I welcome anybody to correct me if I am wrong, you need simply an average of 90 UMS in each paper at AS(*) and atleast 90 UMS in both of your A2 papers for an A*.
Last edited by Data; 18-05-2012 at 19:06.