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How is the A* awarded?

Do you have to gain 480 UMS overall with 90% overall in A2? or in all 3 A2 Units including the practical?
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no idea. everyone seems to be giving different answers. to be safe i'm attempting 90% in each module but i'm not even sure if the 90% refers to UMS or raw score marks.
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As I understand it, you need an A average at AS, and 90% average ums at A2. I doubt that it's done on raw score- because surely then, if it was a hard paper (like June last year, I think, where you needed 65/100 raw to get 120/150ums), it'd lead to very few people getting the A*.

Since the A* is supposed to distinguish the very top A candidates, it'd be daft not to give it anyone because of one bad paper! Something else to factor in is the ISA- 90% in that thing? Urk.
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(Original post by alexss)
As I understand it, you need an A average at AS, and 90% average ums at A2. I doubt that it's done on raw score- because surely then, if it was a hard paper (like June last year, I think, where you needed 65/100 raw to get 120/150ums), it'd lead to very few people getting the A*.

Since the A* is supposed to distinguish the very top A candidates, it'd be daft not to give it anyone because of one bad paper! Something else to factor in is the ISA- 90% in that thing? Urk.
huh?
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A at AS level.
90% ums at A2.

That's how I understand the OCR website.
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I am 100% sure this is how the A* grade is awarded at A2.

You need:
80% overall for the entire A Level (meaning you need 480/600 UMS overall)
90% overall at A2 (meaning you need to achieve 270/300 UMS available at A2)
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