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1. Because i'm really pissed off. I'm also, incredibly numb headed. My chem teacher said so during parents evening lol.

I need an A*, and i'm trying to accept that fact i probably wont get it. Or, if i do, i'll flunk bio and chem. Putting that aside, if i got

86 C1
76 C2
(RETAKE) C3, mechanics and stats.
76 C4

What % would i need in the retakes?

Or is this not possible?
2. I could be wrong, but I think you need a 90% avg in C3 and C4. Given your 76 in C4, that isn't possible.
3. (Original post by ameliachoc)
Because i'm really pissed off. I'm also, incredibly numb headed. My chem teacher said so during parents evening lol.

I need an A*, and i'm trying to accept that fact i probably wont get it. Or, if i do, i'll flunk bio and chem. Putting that aside, if i got

86 C1
76 C2
(RETAKE) C3, mechanics and stats.
76 C4

What % would i need in the retakes?

Or is this not possible?
You need to re-take both C3 and C4 to stand a chance of getting A*, as you need 180 UMS between them. You also need 158 UMS across the two modules you haven't mentioned.
4. (Original post by Kolya)
I could be wrong, but I think you need a 90% avg in C3 and C4. Given your 76 in C4, that isn't possible.
It's True, one must get 90+ in C3 and C4, where the total A2 grade must be +270 for it to be an A*
5. You can't get an A* with anything less than 80% in C3 or C4, since you need a 90% average over the two (so if you do get 80% in one you need 100% in the other, and so on).
6. (Original post by ameliachoc)
Because i'm really pissed off. I'm also, incredibly numb headed. My chem teacher said so during parents evening lol.

I need an A*, and i'm trying to accept that fact i probably wont get it. Or, if i do, i'll flunk bio and chem. Putting that aside, if i got

86 C1
76 C2
(RETAKE) C3, mechanics and stats.
76 C4

What % would i need in the retakes?

Or is this not possible?
The fact you can't work out what marks you need to get 90% is probably the underlying reason you won't get an A*.

Sorry.

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