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    I got a B at AS level.

    I got 100% in my January exam, worth 50% of the total grade.

    I've heard you need to average 90% in A2 Level and what you got in AS does not matter, as long as overall your grade is an A. Meaning I need 80% in my next exam.

    I'm with the AQA board, is this right?
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    Not quite, your AS does matter as you need to qualify for an A overall (320 UMS) and then achieve 90%+ in your A2 modules, but the 100 you got in Jan means that the first criteria will be met if you achieve 80% in your last unit, which your right in saying will mean you'll get the A*.

    In short, get 80%+ next unit and you've got an A*.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Not quite, your AS does matter as you need to qualify for an A overall (320 UMS) and then achieve 90%+ in your A2 modules, but the 100 you got in Jan means that the first criteria will be met if you achieve 80% in your last unit, which your right in saying will mean you'll get the A*.

    In short, get 80%+ next unit and you've got an A*.
    Thanks!
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    For an A*, you need to have an A overall at AS and 90% or above in each of your A2 modules. T
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    (Original post by Jonerez)
    For an A*, you need to have an A overall at AS and 90% or above in each of your A2 modules. T
    I need 80% in my next exam for an A* star then. That's almost guaranteed for me
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    Er, you also need an A at AS....
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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    Er, you also need an A at AS....
    You need your final grade to be an A overall.
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    (Original post by RobertWhite)
    You need your final grade to be an A overall.
    Yeah, sorry, I just checked. My bad...
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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    Yeah, sorry, I just checked. My bad...
    No worries
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    Noo Rob, let me explain this haha. It's a stupid system they have, but to get an A* overall you need:

    The A at as
    Then, in both of your A2 modules, you need 90% or above. Sadly, even if you get 100% and 80% at A2, you will not average at the A*.

    It's a stupid system, even though your UMS would put you at the ums for an A*, you will still be awarded an A because you don't have 90% in your final exam.

    I suggest you resit an A/S module to get an A overall at AS and then work hard to get your 90% in the final unit! Good luck mate
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    (Original post by Jonerez)
    Noo Rob, let me explain this haha. It's a stupid system they have, but to get an A* overall you need:

    The A at as
    Then, in both of your A2 modules, you need 90% or above. Sadly, even if you get 100% and 80% at A2, you will not average at the A*.

    It's a stupid system, even though your UMS would put you at the ums for an A*, you will still be awarded an A because you don't have 90% in your final exam.

    I suggest you resit an A/S module to get an A overall at AS and then work hard to get your 90% in the final unit! Good luck mate
    Dude, your wrong. It's an A overall, not at AS AND it's 90% overall at A2, not each unit.

    He does only need 80% in the next exam.
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    (Original post by RobertWhite)
    I got a B at AS level.

    I got 100% in my January exam, worth 50% of the total grade.

    I've heard you need to average 90% in A2 Level and what you got in AS does not matter, as long as overall your grade is an A. Meaning I need 80% in my next exam.

    I'm with the AQA board, is this right?
    A bit off topic but how did you achieve your B at AS? I'm struggling with AS Psychology to say the least, far too much information to remember.
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    you need a brain to get A overall
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    (Original post by Jonerez)
    Noo Rob, let me explain this haha. It's a stupid system they have, but to get an A* overall you need:

    The A at as
    Then, in both of your A2 modules, you need 90% or above. Sadly, even if you get 100% and 80% at A2, you will not average at the A*.

    It's a stupid system, even though your UMS would put you at the ums for an A*, you will still be awarded an A because you don't have 90% in your final exam.

    I suggest you resit an A/S module to get an A overall at AS and then work hard to get your 90% in the final unit! Good luck mate
    My teacher told me. I think you may be wrong.
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    (Original post by Tom78)
    A bit off topic but how did you achieve your B at AS? I'm struggling with AS Psychology to say the least, far too much information to remember.
    Someone else asked me this question, my reply was:

    As I offered ideas I gave the relevant name and research to go with it. For example, when I talked about the biological explanations for schizophrenia I mentioned Gottesman and his research on MZ and DZ twins. I then wrote about what this implied, stated the research was reductionist as if schizophrenia was only genetics then there would be a 100% concordance rate among MZ twins who share 100% of their genes. I then would offer an approach that looked at the environment, such as Boydells research into the degree of inequality in deprived areas in London. At the end I would usually say the diathesis-stress approach is the best to take as it takes into account both genetics and the environment, giving a more multi-dimensional approach.

    I basically did this kind of evaluative answering on every question, mentioning names as and when appropriate.


    You need to compare and contrast the theories. Critically assess them. I used the method of loci to remember names, I remembered around 70 with their research. Search what it is if you're not familiar with it, it really works.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Dude, your wrong. It's an A overall, not at AS AND it's 90% overall at A2, not each unit.

    He does only need 80% in the next exam.
    "What mark do you need for an A*?

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

    I rest my case. I admit that i was wrong about the A as a/s (that's what i was told by my college, liars ! :P), however, see A2.
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    (Original post by Jonerez)
    "What mark do you need for an A*?

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

    I rest my case. I admit that i was wrong about the A as a/s (that's what i was told by my college, liars ! :P), however, see A2.
    This is what we have been saying. :pinch:
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    (Original post by Jonerez)
    "What mark do you need for an A*?

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


    I rest my case. I admit that i was wrong about the A as a/s (that's what i was told by my college, liars ! :P), however, see A2.
    Look at what I said, I said 90% at A2, not overall.

    The guy got 100% in his 1st A2 unit, therefore only needs 80% in his second A2 unit to get 90% overall in his A2 and qualify for 80% overall inc. AS.
 
 
 
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