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    hi guys. my marks are:
    physics a(88)
    math a(87)
    econs a(86)

    i there a substantial chance of me scoring an A* in my entire CIE A levels or is it close to impossible? this is really bugging me.most my lecturer's say that its only highly possible if you score above 90. so please clear my doubt here.
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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=815293

    This should answer all your worries.
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    You can't get an A* at AS. With those marks, and if you score 90% in the required A2 modules, then you can get the A* that you want. Whether you get 70%, 80%, 90%, and so on, at AS, as long as you get an A for the entire A Level, and obtain 90% in the required A Level modules, then you'll be fine. For Maths, the required modules are C3 and C4, and, I think, for Physics you must get 90% across all of your A2 modules. For example, with maths, this means you need 180UMS for C3 and C4 collectively, whether you get 87 in C3 and 93 in C4, it doesn't matter.

    I hope that helped!


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    (Original post by Extorche)
    hi guys. my marks are:
    physics a(88)
    math a(87)
    econs a(86)

    i there a substantial chance of me scoring an A* in my entire A levels or is it close to impossible? this is really bugging me.most my lecturer's say that its only highly possible if you score above 90. so please clear my doubt here.
    Your marks are solid so continue to work hard and there's a good chance you can do it.As an example, I had 83% in AS Mathematics and ended up with an A* since I focused whole-heartedly on C3-4. Physics is more difficult as you need a 90% average across all of your A2 units. I have no idea about Economics. I wish you all the best!
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    (Original post by Khallil)
    Your marks are solid so continue to work hard and there's a good chance you can do it.As an example, I had 83% in AS Mathematics and ended up with an A* since I focused whole-heartedly on C3-4. Physics is more difficult as you need a 90% average across all of your A2 units. I have no idea about Economics. I wish you all the best!
    I think you are referring to the edexcel board. my a levels is under the cie board. any opinions on that? thanks.
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    (Original post by kingaaran)
    You can't get an A* at AS. With those marks, and if you score 90% in the required A2 modules, then you can get the A* that you want. Whether you get 70%, 80%, 90%, and so on, at AS, as long as you get an A for the entire A Level, and obtain 90% in the required A Level modules, then you'll be fine. For Maths, the required modules are C3 and C4, and, I think, for Physics you must get 90% across all of your A2 modules. For example, with maths, this means you need 180UMS for C3 and C4 collectively, whether you get 87 in C3 and 93 in C4, it doesn't matter.

    I hope that helped!


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    I think you are referring to the edexcel board. my a levels is under the cie board. any opinions on that? thanks.
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    (Original post by Extorche)
    I think you are referring to the edexcel board. my a levels is under the cie board. any opinions on that? thanks.
    Indeed I am. I have no knowledge about the structure of the A* grade under the CIE examining board. Sorry!


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