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    How does it work exactly? I assumed i had to get ..e.g. B B A B and i would get an A the b's 76%/78% the A 85% maybe?

    How does it actually work? Do i have to average 80% from AS and A2 to get an A?

    Ahhh soo confused!

    I need an A in politics and history..so far in politics i have:
    unit 1: 76%
    unit 2:78%

    history:
    unit 1:70%
    unit 2: 80%

    What do i need to get in a2 so i have a overall A?
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    You need 320 marks altogether to get an A overall in edexcel History... should be able to work out from that
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    (Original post by mellie220)
    You need 320 marks altogether to get an A overall in edexcel History... should be able to work out from that
    Awh thanks
    Now i need to work out what i got in the exams!
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    (Original post by helpnowplease)
    Awh thanks
    Now i need to work out what i got in the exams!
    Well if you got 70% you got 70 marks
    I did both the exams too and they're out of 100
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    (Original post by mellie220)
    Well if you got 70% you got 70 marks
    I did both the exams too and they're out of 100
    But this is AS ..I thought it was out of 60?
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    (Original post by helpnowplease)
    But this is AS ..I thought it was out of 60?
    Nopes, I'm pretty sure that's UMS marks.
    I'll go check again though!
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    (Original post by mellie220)
    Nopes, I'm pretty sure that's UMS marks.
    I'll go check again though!
    it's the marks :P
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    (Original post by helpnowplease)
    it's the marks :P
    Yep! I'm on about the UMS marks haha :P
    Sorry for the confusion
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    for unit 1..I think i got 42/60
    unit 2: 48?
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    Politics: 86%
    History: 90% (this will also get you the A*)
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    (Original post by mellie220)
    Yep! I'm on about the UMS marks haha :P
    Sorry for the confusion
    How do i work out what i need ?
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Politics: 86%
    History: 90% (this will also get you the A*)
    I'm still confused. What that mean if i get two B's i'll get a overall A?
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    An A is 80-90% in UMS marks.

    If your course is over 4 exams, each worth 100 UMS points, you need at least 320 UMS marks to get the A.

    At AS, an an A is 160 UMS, assuming you're doing the AS of an A2 worth 400 points.
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    (Original post by helpnowplease)
    How does it work exactly? I assumed i had to get ..e.g. B B A B and i would get an A the b's 76%/78% the A 85% maybe?

    How does it actually work? Do i have to average 80% from AS and A2 to get an A?

    Ahhh soo confused!

    I need an A in politics and history..so far in politics i have:
    unit 1: 76%
    unit 2:78%

    history:
    unit 1:70%
    unit 2: 80%

    What do i need to get in a2 so i have a overall A?
    I take it you got

    AS Politics - 77% - B
    AS History - 75% - B

    Assuming each unit is out of 100 UMS

    you need an average of 83% in units 3 and 4 for Politics and

    an average of 85% in units 3 and 4 of history
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    Your raw marks are useless in working out how many UMS you need for a grade.

    You need 170 UMS in History this year (i.e. average of 85 over the 2 units).

    For Politics, I don't know how many UMS are assigned to each unit, but if it's 100 for all, then you need 166 (average of 83).
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    (Original post by helpnowplease)
    I'm still confused. What that mean if i get two B's i'll get a overall A?
    No. An A is 80%+ so you need a high A overall at A2 in both subjects to get an A overall.

    Sorry, calculations wrong: 83% & 85%, still means you need an A at A2 not a B.
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    (Original post by ilickbatteries)
    I take it you got

    AS Politics - 77% - B
    AS History - 75% - B

    Assuming each unit is out of 100 UMS

    you need an average of 83% in units 3 and 4 for Politics and

    an average of 85% in units 3 and 4 of history
    but..wouldnt that mean..if i got 45% in one and 50% in the other i'd get an A?

    Oh, i'm so slow. I'm sorry guys lol
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    No. An A is 80%+ so you need a high A overall at A2 in both subjects to get an A overall.

    Sorry, calculations wrong: 83% & 85%, still means you need an A at A2 not a B.
    oh so i need an A in my coursework, and an A in my exam damn it
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    (Original post by helpnowplease)
    but..wouldnt that mean..if i got 45% in one and 50% in the other i'd get an A?

    Oh, i'm so slow. I'm sorry guys lol
    No.

    An A is nothing more than an average of 80% or higher of UMS points over 4 units.

    So if you got

    Unit 1 79%
    Unit 2 79%
    Unit 3 79%
    Unit 4 79%

    You wouldn't get an A

    nor would you get an A if you got

    Unit 1 - 85% (A)
    Unit 2 - 80% (A)
    Unit 3 - 70% (B)
    Unit 4 - 80% (A)

    However many UMS points your units are out of

    be it 80, 100 or 120

    You need to average 80% of the total amount of points to get an A.

    Your courses will probably be out of 400

    Therefore you need 320 points for an A
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    (Original post by ilickbatteries)
    No.

    An A is nothing more than an average of 80% or higher of UMS points over 4 units.

    So if you got

    Unit 1 79%
    Unit 2 79%
    Unit 3 79%
    Unit 4 79%

    You wouldn't get an A

    nor would you get an A if you got

    Unit 1 - 85% (A)
    Unit 2 - 80% (A)
    Unit 3 - 70% (B)
    Unit 4 - 80% (A)

    However many UMS points your units are out of

    be it 80, 100 or 120

    You need to average 80% of the total amount of points to get an A.

    Your courses will probably be out of 400

    Therefore you need 320 points for an A
    damn! that's a lot of hard work for a2!
    I guess i need to work really hard now and tsrt getting my notes together, otherwise i wont meet my firm.

    You wouldnt know abotu hwat i need in economics to get a B?

    so far in unit 1 i got a D= 55% i think
    unit 2: 78%
    unit 3: E 45%

    so i'm on ahigh D at the moment. I'm resitting unit 1 and 3.

    I have 1 more unit.

    In history and politics i have 4 units.

    But in politics, i have 4 exams.

    In history i have 3 exams, 1 coursework..worth 10% of my A-level


    edit:why neg? just help/ fml
 
 
 

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