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    (Firstly, can I just say that I'm not trying to boast about my grade or anything, so please don't spam me with "at least you got an A" responses- the A* is kind of important for me to meet my conditions for a university place.)

    So I was pretty happy with my English Lit result yesterday, but today my teacher told me that no matter how well I do on the coursework, I will not be able to achieve an A*, since I'm one UMS mark below the boundary. She suggested I retake the exam, which I was pretty horrified by- I have enough retakes on my plate as things are!

    I don't understand how I can be under, though- they told me that you needed to average 90% across all units in the A2 year, and my UMS score (99) was over 80% on the exam- so surely if I get 100% on the coursework, I can still get an A*?

    My teacher says I can't, and I just can't understand why.
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    (Firstly, can I just say that I'm not trying to boast about my grade or anything, so please don't spam me with "at least you got an A" responses- the A* is kind of important for me to meet my conditions for a university place.)

    So I was pretty happy with my English Lit result yesterday, but today my teacher told me that no matter how well I do on the coursework, I will not be able to achieve an A*, since I'm one UMS mark below the boundary. She suggested I retake the exam, which I was pretty horrified by- I have enough retakes on my plate as things are!

    I don't understand how I can be under, though- they told me that you needed to average 90% across all units in the A2 year, and my UMS score (99) was over 80% on the exam- so surely if I get 100% on the coursework, I can still get an A*?

    My teacher says I can't, and I just can't understand why.
    The modules are not weighted equally: the coursework component is 40%, and the exam is 60%.

    So if you get 100% on the coursework that would be 80/80 UMS. You'd therefore need 100/120 on the exam for an A* to satisfy the 180/200 over the two modules. As it stands, with your 99 UMS, you'd have 179/200 over the two modules - an A grade.
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    (Original post by Too Many Commas)
    (Firstly, can I just say that I'm not trying to boast about my grade or anything, so please don't spam me with "at least you got an A" responses- the A* is kind of important for me to meet my conditions for a university place.)

    So I was pretty happy with my English Lit result yesterday, but today my teacher told me that no matter how well I do on the coursework, I will not be able to achieve an A*, since I'm one UMS mark below the boundary. She suggested I retake the exam, which I was pretty horrified by- I have enough retakes on my plate as things are!

    I don't understand how I can be under, though- they told me that you needed to average 90% across all units in the A2 year, and my UMS score (99) was over 80% on the exam- so surely if I get 100% on the coursework, I can still get an A*?

    My teacher says I can't, and I just can't understand why.
    You need 180/200 on the A2 units for an A*. A as you have already dropped 21 marks on LITB3 it is a mathematical impossibility for you to get an A* without re-sitting and improving your LITB3 mark.
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    Oh, right- I completely forgot that the exam's weighted more than the coursework, can't believe I was so airheaded.

    Thanks, you two.


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