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1. Right, I'm a home learning student so I'm obviously applying to university as an individual. I got AAD at AS level and I'm just wondering if it is possible for me to go from a D at AS to a B overall? I got 113 UMS points and the subject is Psychology if that helps. If it is possible could you tell me what grade I
may need? Sorry if this is a stupid question, it's just I have no idea about it!

Cheers!
2. (Original post by Pedro92)
Right, I'm a home learning student so I'm obviously applying to university as an individual. I got AAD at AS level and I'm just wondering if it is possible for me to go from a D at AS to a B overall? I got 113 UMS points and the subject is Psychology if that helps. If it is possible could you tell me what grade I
may need? Sorry if this is a stupid question, it's just I have no idea about it!

Cheers!
Yes, it's possible. I saw someone go from an E as AS maths to a B overall (in fact, I tutored them ), so bigger leaps have been made.

The UMS points you need to get can be worked out from this formula: (decimal percentage to get B * total UMS marks available in A2) + ([decimal percentage to get a B * total UMS marks available in AS] - points already achieved). You can then figure out the average points you need on each module by doing [result]/number of modules remaining.

For example, say that both AS and A2 have a total of two modules and 200 points attributed to each, and it is 70% to get a B. You would do (0.7 * 200) + ([0.7 * 200] - 113) to work out that you need to get a further 167 points to acquire the total of 280 (0.7 * 400) points required to get a B overall, and you need to achieve an average of 83.5 points on each remaining module (167/2)

If you're doing resits of any module, subtract the points you have achieved in them from the 'points already achieved', and then include that module as one of the modules remaining. Using our example above, imagine you achieved 50 points in Module 1 and 63 points in Module 2 ... but are retaking Module 1. The method would now be (0.7 * 200) + ([0.7 * 200] - [113 - 50]) = 217. Distributed across three modules now, you'd need an average of 72.333... on each module to get a B overall.

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