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1. (Original post by Zottula)
We have an article that explains A star grades at A level here. It should answer your question.
thanks - so if I get 90% or above next year (A*) but get a C this year (AS) it's all to do with numbers and I'll probably get an A overall, not an outright A* because of one unit? (if that makes any sense to you...!) thanks for the link though, I think I understand it better now xD
2. (Original post by lilacwanda28)
thanks - so if I get 90% or above next year (A*) but get a C this year (AS) it's all to do with numbers and I'll probably get an A overall, not an outright A* because of one unit? (if that makes any sense to you...!) thanks for the link though, I think I understand it better now xD
You need A* in your A2 units overall, and average an A in your combined AS and A2. So it is possible to get a C or B at AS, but still get an A* overall (provided you get 90+% in A2, and you overall average 80+%). Good A2 grades can pull your average up.

So if you got 63% overall at AS, that would be a C. Then you went on to get 97% at A2. You'd still get an A* for your final A level as 63 and 97% average 80% overall and you achieved over 90% in your A2s.

I think it is different for Maths though.

This is assuming the article is up to date.

3. I'm applying with UCAS for 2014 entry.
I ****** up my A-levels. I'm currently waiting for retake results, and best case scenario would be A*AB...worst case AAC.
I very much want to go to UCL and I'm applying there as well as King's, Queen Mary and [not sure where/what else] for English Lit.
Could any of you give me a rough idea of my chances of admission/at least interview at UCL? This is with a very good personal statement and good references.
Bricking it, but don't sugar-coat anything.
4. (Original post by Zottula)
You need A* in your A2 units overall, and average an A in your combined AS and A2. So it is possible to get a C or B at AS, but still get an A* overall (provided you get 90+% in A2, and you overall average 80+%). Good A2 grades can pull your average up.

So if you got 63% overall at AS, that would be a C. Then you went on to get 97% at A2. You'd still get an A* for your final A level as 63 and 97% average 80% overall and you achieved over 90% in your A2s.

I think it is different for Maths though.

This is assuming the article is up to date.

thanks sooo much - this is sooo much clearer now xD
5. (Original post by lilacwanda28)
so you don't think Russel Group unis will look down on my Lit, Drama and Lang because only Lit is a facilitated subject?
I did Lit and Drama as two of my A levels and was accepted into a Russel Group uni Don't panic. I do, however, think you should definitely keep up the Spanish - English admissions love languages.

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