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    Hello everyone, I didn't do so well in AS:

    Chem - B
    Bio - C (1 ums from a B)
    Psy - C (1 UMS from a B)
    H&S care - B (stopped at AS)

    BBCC

    I really want to go to York but they want AAA/AAB,
    so I was wondering;

    is it still possible for me to get such grades?

    also, do I put my AS grades on my UCAS application? I am fearful that I do, because those grades do not reflect how much time and effort I put into my subjects, I won't rest until I get AAA.

    thanks very much for any help you can give me.
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    I think they do
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    Yes you can achieve AAA and yes you put your AS grades on your UCAS application. Your prospective universities also look at predicted grades
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    Get remark for biology and psychology. Hopefully atleast one of them will go up to a B.
    So with BBC you can be predicted AAB and then you work your socks off.
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    (Original post by Williamhodds)
    Hello everyone, I didn't do so well in AS:

    Chem - B
    Bio - C (1 ums from a B)
    Psy - C (1 UMS from a B)
    H&S care - B (stopped at AS)

    BBCC

    I really want to go to York but they want AAA/AAB,
    so I was wondering;

    is it still possible for me to get such grades?

    also, do I put my AS grades on my UCAS application? I am fearful that I do, because those grades do not reflect how much time and effort I put into my subjects, I won't rest until I get AAA.

    thanks very much for any help you can give me.
    Well for Bio and Psy, you will need a 91 UMS average (minimum) in both at A2s to get above the 80 UMS average across AS an A2. Because of the strange way A2 grades are done however, getting above 90 UMS will give you an A*, so its actually impossible for you to get an A in those subjects now (only A*, B,C etc). And with Chem, you can still got both an A or an A*, so its still perfectly possible.
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    Ok thanks for your help guys and girls, I'll request a remark for biology and psychology and hope for the best, I didn't think a C reflected how well I did anyway.. Because I was 1 ums mark from a B my predicted grades should be effectively as if I got BBBB, and my January exam was a D in chemistry, which now is a B (19 ums from an A) so with that improvement do you reckon they'll predict me A/A*s overall? As I will work my socks off.


    That's very peculiar how I can't get As in bio or psychology anymore, may you explain how that works? Does that now mean, for example, I have to work harder than I would if the possibility of an A was still available? Or does it make an A* "easier" to achieve?

    Thanks again for all your help people


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    (Original post by Williamhodds)
    That's very peculiar how I can't get As in bio or psychology anymore, may you explain how that works? Does that now mean, for example, I have to work harder than I would if the possibility of an A was still available? Or does it make an A* "easier" to achieve?

    Thanks again for all your help people
    For most exam boards:

    If you get over 90% at A2 and 80% overall, you get an A*.
    If you get 80% overall, you get an A.
    If you don't get 80% overall, even with over 90% at A2, you get a B (or less)



    Since you can't get 80% overall without 90% in A2 if you have a C at AS, getting an A becomes impossible without resits. That means if you don't get an A*, you don't get an A either even if you miss it by 1 UMS.
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    So is it possible for me to get an A* overall in my C subjects, or not? Or is it the case that I can only get Bs overall in my C subjects?

    I'll be resitting if possible anyway, so all is not lost


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    (Original post by Williamhodds)
    So is it possible for me to get an A* overall in my C subjects, or not? Or is it the case that I can only get Bs overall in my C subjects?

    I'll be resitting if possible anyway, so all is not lost
    It is mathematically possible to get A*s but you'd need anywhere from just over 90% to full marks in the A2s depending on how high your Cs are.

    It's unlikely to happen though and you won't get more than a B if it doesn't so I would resit some modules to have a chance of getting an A overall.
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    My Cs couldn't be higher, 1 ums from a B, I'll be be resitting I just wanted to know what the deal is with getting A*s overall, I'm confident I'll get higher this year, I will get 90%+!

    Thanks for all your help guys


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