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    Hi well I did AS last year in English Lang and Lit combined and I got a D I got 55/80 so a C for the coursework and 64/120 a D for the exam
    I really do not want to re-sit but I am curious to know what the highest grade I could get is if I got near to full marks in A2. I did get the exam re-marked but they lost my paper- stupid AQA!

    I have just handed in the A2 coursework which I am actually really proud of. I think my english is really good now and I wanted to make up the marks I lost in my AS exam on the coursework. I would be really happy with a C in English A level so any feedback is good.
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    To be honest, you should re-sit the whole thing.

    A C is pretty pointless nowadays when the average grades are something like BBB.

    Having an A-level at grade C just means that you've spent two years studying but barely differentiated yourself from the rest of the workforce.
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    The maximum you can get is 79.75% which I think is rounded down to 79%, so a B but I'm not too sure, because you got 59.5% in your AS yet they didn't round it up to 60% which would have been a C.. You can get this with full marks at A2 without retaking anything else - you would be one mark of an A* in this case!

    If you want to have a better chance at getting a B, or even an A/A*, you should retake one unit. I would take the exam because you could get more marks although it might be easier if you take the coursework unit again, I don't know.

    Push yourself and aim for a B or an A/A*. If you think you've become good at English, prove it!
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    If you got full marks in the A2 you'd get 119+200 = 319. That is a B - just one mark off an A*!

    However it's not likely you will get that if you got a D in the AS. Here's what you need for other grades (without retaking):

    A/A* - impossible
    B - 161 to 200 in the A2
    C - 121 to 160
    D - 81 to 120
    E - 41 to 80
    U - 40 or below
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    if you got full marks youd get just over 79 % so a very high B, unless they rounded it up to 80% which is an A. but youd have to do amazingly to get completely full marks!
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    (Original post by bubbaa)
    if you got full marks youd get just over 79 % so a very high B, unless they rounded it up to 80% which is an A. but youd have to do amazingly to get completely full marks!
    They don't round it up - it's done by UMS. So an A is 320 UMS or above, regardless of the fact that 319 is only 0.25% below it :P
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    (Original post by mathew551)
    The maximum you can get is 79.75% which I think is rounded down to 79%, so a B but I'm not too sure, because you got 59.5% in your AS yet they didn't round it up to 60% which would have been a C.. You can get this with full marks at A2 without retaking anything else - you would be one mark of an A* in this case!

    If you want to have a better chance at getting a B, or even an A/A*, you should retake one unit. I would take the exam because you could get more marks although it might be easier if you take the coursework unit again, I don't know.

    Push yourself and aim for a B or an A/A*. If you think you've become good at English, prove it!
    An A* is 90% isn't it? A is 80%.

    They couldn't get an A* at all though; if I remember correctly you need to get at least 80% in AS and then over 90% in A2 for an A*.
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    If you got full marks in the A2 you'd get 119+200 = 319. That is a B - just one mark off an A*!

    However it's not likely you will get that if you got a D in the AS. Here's what you need for other grades (without retaking):

    A/A* - impossible
    B - 161 to 200 in the A2
    C - 121 to 160
    D - 81 to 120
    E - 41 to 80
    U - 40 or below
    Don't you mean one mark off an A? :confused:
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    An A* is 90% isn't it? A is 80%.

    They couldn't get an A* at all though; if I remember correctly you need to get at least 80% in AS and then over 90% in A2 for an A*.
    An A* is 80% over the whole A level and 90% in the A2, so if OP got full marks in the A2 she'd be 1 mark off an A*. Somebody could get 60% at AS and 100% at A2 and get an A* - in fact, it'd be impossible for them to get an A.
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    They don't round it up - it's done by UMS. So an A is 320 UMS or above
    Yeah, that
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    An A* is 90% isn't it? A is 80%.

    They couldn't get an A* at all though; if I remember correctly you need to get at least 80% in AS and then over 90% in A2 for an A*.
    80% in the A-level.
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    An A* is 80% over the whole A level and 90% in the A2, so if OP got full marks in the A2 she'd be 1 mark off an A*. Somebody could get 60% at AS and 100% at A2 and get an A* - in fact, it'd be impossible for them to get an A.
    Really? My college has been explaining it incorrectly for a year then :lolwut: that sounds like a terrible system.
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    Really? My college has been explaining it incorrectly for a year then :lolwut: that sounds like a terrible system.
    Really :rofl: It is a bit confusing - you should let your college know!

    I guess it's there to reward people who improve loads in their A2? idk :dontknow:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...des_at_A-level

    To get an A*, you must meet the following two requirements:

    80% UMS overall (i.e. the current requirements for an A).
    90% UMS overall in the A2 units.
    That's all there is to it. You don't get an A* for 90% overall. Only the A2 units (i.e. the units normally taken in Year 13) count towards the award of an A*. Even if you get 100% in your AS units, 89% in your A2 ones isn't enough for an A*. Similarly, you don't need to get an A at AS to get an A* at A2 if you get 90% in the A2 units, and assuming your A2 marks are high enough to pull your AS marks to an A grade overall.
 
 
 
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