What annoys me most is that I'll be applying for 2010 entry with an A-level in Maths which I started in year 11 and am completing this year, which is the old syllabus meaning the highest grade possible is an A. How will universities handle this?
tbh, either way, some day in the future, they are going to be using the A*s. I mean, there was a person in the cambridge forum with an offer of 4As for engineering - but 90% for every A-Level. I.e. an A*A*A*A* offer in disguise.
Keep them coming!
There doesn't seem to be that many, really. So far it's only Cambridge, UCL, Imperial, and Bristol have said they might include the A* grade. So far LSE and Oxford haven't included it, though they may follow suit - but to be honest, I think they'll probably wait until next year and it'll be for 2011 applicants.
what about the people who never got a chance to get A*s
I can't wait for the A** Grade.