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Can you still get a A* in your GCSE if you only got a A in the exam?

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    I got a A in geography exam and can I still get a A* for my GCSE or should i retake it?

    1) How are you aware of your grade, the paper in question was sat a mere 2 hours ago?
    2) You still haven't completed Human Geography
    3) Literally no one will care if you got an A as opposed to an A*

    (Original post by JoshuaE)
    3) Literally no one will care if you got an A as opposed to an A*
    Not true, the thing I wish to attend at college requires a minimum of four A*s.

    Depends how many papers you've done or if you've done coursework (I don't know which board you're on so can't offer a completely accurate answer) - standardised grades are generally calculated by UMS (don't know if this applies to all exam boards though) so if you get a certain UMS score overall you can get an A* even with an A in one of the sections - it's a combined mark. For example, in my French mock, I got an A overall despite my listening paper coming out as a D because my other marks were high enough to pull it up.
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