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Do A2 exams carry more 'weight' than AS exams?

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    If so, how does it work exactly?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Nope =o 50% AS UMS, and 50% A2 UMS - generally both 300UMS each, making an alevel out of 600UMS. Grade boundaries are percentages: eg A:80% => 480UMS
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    Nope. They're both worth 50% of the grade, either 200UMS or 300UMS each.
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    Although, to get an A* you need 90% in the A2 papers, and 80% in the AS. Or at least that's my understanding.
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    Not quite, 90% in A2 and 80% overall (not at AS)
    Close enough.
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    (Original post by WillowSummers)
    Although, to get an A* you need 90% in the A2 papers, and 80% in the AS. Or at least that's my understanding.

    (Original post by Super Mario 64)
    If so, how does it work exactly?

    Thanks in advance!
    Willowsummers that's a little off.

    A2 and AS both hold equal weighting, each worth the same number of UMS points (300, I believe).

    An A*, however, has specific requirements:
    1) 80% overall
    2) 90% in A2

    So, you could get 70% in AS and 90% in A2 and you've got an A*, or even 60 then 100. You cannot, however, get 100% and then 89% - you'd end up with an A, albeit an A with more UMS points than a normal A* The reason is that unis want to be able to filter on the more challenging stuff.

    So if you're not after an A*, they're both the same and you may as well go for maximum points in AS to help you with A2. If you are going for an A*, you still want to do the same as if you miss 90% in A2 you want to make sure you'll end up with at least an A.
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    (Original post by Junaid96)
    Willowsummers that's a little off.

    A2 and AS both hold equal weighting, each worth the same number of UMS points (300, I believe).

    An A*, however, has specific requirements:
    1) 80% overall
    2) 90% in A2

    So, you could get 70% in AS and 90% in A2 and you've got an A*, or even 60 then 100. You cannot, however, get 100% and then 89% - you'd end up with an A, albeit an A with more UMS points than a normal A* The reason is that unis want to be able to filter on the more challenging stuff.

    So if you're not after an A*, they're both the same and you may as well go for maximum points in AS to help you with A2. If you are going for an A*, you still want to do the same as if you miss 90% in A2 you want to make sure you'll end up with at least an A.
    Yeah got that, 'cause you know, someone already mentioned it...
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    (Original post by WillowSummers)
    Yeah got that, 'cause you know, someone already mentioned it...
    Sorry...

    He hadn't posted when I started typing. Not a big deal, you know.

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