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    (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
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    (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.

    If you want further clarification there is a thread about A* grades at A level here.
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    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.
    Thanks in advance
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    (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.

    If you want further clarification there is a thread about A* grades at A level here.
    thanks sooo much - this is sooo much clearer now xD
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    (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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