You are Here: Home >< A-levels

Can I get an A overall if I got a C in AS? Watch

1. Hi there, I got ACC in my results for my AS levels, at university I'll need AAA for my course but by next year, if I do really well in A2's is there any chance that they can go from C's to A's? I got 121 marks in one C and 136 in the other C. In my A I got 162 marks. I think that they are USM marks but I'm unsure. What is the minimum USM marks for an A at A2? and is it possible for me to get my 2 C's up to As? Thanks for reading! please help me out if you can
2. (Original post by joshhasnoidea)
Hi there, I got ACC in my results for my AS levels, at university I'll need AAA for my course but by next year, if I do really well in A2's is there any chance that they can go from C's to A's? I got 121 marks in one C and 136 in the other C. In my A I got 162 marks. I think that they are USM marks but I'm unsure. What is the minimum USM marks for an A at A2? and is it possible for me to get my 2 C's up to As? Thanks for reading! please help me out if you can
You need 320 UMS / 400 to get an A (80*4)

Therefore 200(100% A2)+121= 321

Yes you will scrape an A assuming no retakes, But you might as well retake, as you would miss an A* if this somehow happened.
3. With resits, yes. I got a D in AS Biology, resat all AS units in summer and came out with a B at A2 (not an A, but literally 2 UMS off an A... :/ ... Might chance my arm at a remark...)

Posted from TSR Mobile
4. (Original post by Jkizer)
You need 320 UMS / 400 to get an A (80*4)

Therefore 200(100% A2)+121= 321

Yes you will scrape an A assuming no retakes, But you might as well retake, as you would miss an A* if this somehow happened.
He would have an 80% +UMS overall and 90%+ UMS in A2 so He would achieve an A* and wouldn't miss out

To answer OP's original question it is impossible to get a C at AS and get an A at the end of A2 because to achieve an A you would need UMS above 90% thus giving you an A*.
5. Yes you can with retakes and also hard work next year, good luck
6. (Original post by Dalek1099)
He would have an 80% +UMS overall and 90%+ UMS in A2 so He would achieve an A* and wouldn't miss out

To answer OP's original question it is impossible to get a C at AS and get an A at the end of A2 because to achieve an A you would need UMS above 90% thus giving you an A*.
To get an A, you need 320 UMS out of 400 which is mathematically possible as a C is minimum 120.

A* requires an A overall at AS & 90% average at A2
7. It's definitely possible, I got a C in one of my subjects too, but my teachers are sticking by their A/A* prediction for A2 because through resits, you'll definitely be able to bring your grade up. The resits would be in May, so the workload of revising for resits and for your A2 exams that will follow in June is definitely manageable.

Good luck!
8. (Original post by Jkizer)
A* requires an A overall at AS & 90% average at A2
That is incorrect, it is 80% overall and 90% at A2 required. Source: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/16356-a...-questions.pdf
9. (Original post by joshhasnoidea)
Hi there, I got ACC in my results for my AS levels, at university I'll need AAA for my course but by next year, if I do really well in A2's is there any chance that they can go from C's to A's? I got 121 marks in one C and 136 in the other C. In my A I got 162 marks. I think that they are USM marks but I'm unsure. What is the minimum USM marks for an A at A2? and is it possible for me to get my 2 C's up to As? Thanks for reading! please help me out if you can
With retakes there's no reason why you couldn't
10. Hmmm it's difficult, unfortunately for you there are no January exams, i'm not sure how the exam system works next year but could you explain so i could get a better insight? I got a C in my first year in one of my subjects and ended up achieving an A* in the second year (325 UMS was hoping for an A*). It's definitely possible just make sure you're prepared

*with retakes of course, without you will struggle and probably have to achieve 90% or more
11. with retakes and good grades at a2 you can. however since you got acc i'm guessing it will be very difficult for you and you should be prepared
12. OP: no you can't, if you got a B it could be possible if you got a really high A in A Level. But you'll have to retake, that's what I did and I came out with A*A*B. good luck

Posted from TSR Mobile
13. (Original post by Idle)
That is incorrect, it is 80% overall and 90% at A2 required. Source: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/16356-a...-questions.pdf
Yes an A is 80%. I meant to say you can scrape an A at AS and still get an A* if your average is 90% at A2
14. (Original post by Jkizer)
To get an A, you need 320 UMS out of 400 which is mathematically possible as a C is minimum 120.

A* requires an A overall at AS & 90% average at A2
A* requires an A overall in AS+A2 plus 90% average at A2- I think this is where you are slipping up.To get 320/400 UMS he would need an average of at least 90% at A2 thus giving him an A* and this means it is impossible to get an A at A-Level if you get a C at AS but it is still possible to get an A*.
15. (Original post by Dalek1099)
A* requires an A overall in AS+A2 plus 90% average at A2- I think this is where you are slipping up.To get 320/400 UMS he would need an average of at least 90% at A2 thus giving him an A* and this means it is impossible to get an A at A-Level if you get a C at AS but it is still possible to get an A*.
My bad. But i only mentioned he would miss an A* if he somehow pulled 100% in A2. I say this because many subjects overlap the AS content, and if you can get 90% in A2.... your ideally looking at 80% at least in AS surely on retakes, assuming the exams overlap in some way.
16. (Original post by joshhasnoidea)
Hi there, I got ACC in my results for my AS levels, at university I'll need AAA for my course but by next year, if I do really well in A2's is there any chance that they can go from C's to A's? I got 121 marks in one C and 136 in the other C. In my A I got 162 marks. I think that they are USM marks but I'm unsure. What is the minimum USM marks for an A at A2? and is it possible for me to get my 2 C's up to As? Thanks for reading! please help me out if you can
You would need 199/200 UMS at A2, to score an A. As this would also be >90% at A2 You in fact cannot get an A but you CAN get an A*. Kinda odd right?
17. (Original post by Jkizer)
You need 320 UMS / 400 to get an A (80*4)

Therefore 200(100% A2)+121= 321

Yes you will scrape an A assuming no retakes, But you might as well retake, as you would miss an A* if this somehow happened.
Alright cool, cheers buddy! and yeah if I'm allowed to retake I'll definitely do it! thanks for the help
18. (Original post by megantrace)
It's definitely possible, I got a C in one of my subjects too, but my teachers are sticking by their A/A* prediction for A2 because through resits, you'll definitely be able to bring your grade up. The resits would be in May, so the workload of revising for resits and for your A2 exams that will follow in June is definitely manageable.

Good luck!
that's cool cheers! hopefully you get your predicted grade too!
19. (Original post by ih094)
Hmmm it's difficult, unfortunately for you there are no January exams, i'm not sure how the exam system works next year but could you explain so i could get a better insight? I got a C in my first year in one of my subjects and ended up achieving an A in the second year (325 UMS was hoping for an A*). It's definitely possible just make sure you're prepared
Wow that's a big jump, did you retake?
20. (Original post by Kinky Slinky)
OP: no you can't, if you got a B it could be possible if you got a really high A in A Level. But you'll have to retake, that's what I did and I came out with A*A*B. good luck

Posted from TSR Mobile
cool, I just hope I do the same! im also hoping that I can do a retake too haha

TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Updated: August 20, 2016
Today on TSR

Oxford interview invitations

When can you expect yours?

Official Cambridge interview invite list

Discussions on TSR

• Latest
• See more of what you like on The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

• Poll
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

HEAR

Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Discussions on TSR

• Latest
• See more of what you like on The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

• The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.