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# ABCD at AS, chances of improvement? watch

1. Got my AS results the other day, was wondering if someone could help me calculate how much i'd need to raise my grades. I'm planning to drop physics for A2 so that can be ignored

Psychology - A (164)
Bio - B (227)
Chem - C (191)
Physics - D (156)
2. what are you planning to do in uni. Course??
3. (Original post by nemoshish)
what are you planning to do in uni. Course??
hopefully some sort of medical course, need at least AAB-ABB on them i guess
4. (God bless you for putting in UMS scores, makes my job so much easier!)

Psychology, 164 is a mid-low A since 160 was the boundary. You need 78%+(156/200) to remain at an A for A2. You need 90%+ in A2 for an A*.

Biology, 227 is a mid B. You will need 84.3%+ in A2 (253/300) to get an A. If you get 90%+ you can an A*

Chemistry - 191 is a mid C. An A is unattainable...but an A* is! You will need 96.3%+ (289/300) in A2 for an A*. For a B, you need
76.3% (229/300).

Well done on your results , if you need any more help quote me.
5. (Original post by Dylann)
(God bless you for putting in UMS scores, makes my job so much easier!)

Psychology, 164 is a mid-low A since 160 was the boundary. You need 78%+(156/200) to remain at an A for A2. You need 90%+ in A2 for an A*.

Biology, 227 is a mid B. You will need 84.3%+ in A2 (253/300) to get an A. If you get 90%+ you can an A*

Chemistry - 191 is a mid C. An A is unattainable...but an A* is! You will need 96.3%+ (289/300) in A2 for an A*. For a B, you need
76.3% (229/300).

Well done on your results , if you need any more help quote me.
thanks for your help!! i don't quitter understand how an A in chem is unattainable? and if that was sarcasm you have to bear with me, i tend to take things literally i'm afraid
6. Absolutely, my girlfriend moved her ABC at AS into A*A*B this year.
A in English Lit to A*
C in Geography to A*
B in French kept at a B

Resits do wonders
Hope this helps
7. (Original post by Melodilicious)
thanks for your help!! i don't quitter understand how an A in chem is unattainable? and if that was sarcasm you have to bear with me, i tend to take things literally i'm afraid
The way that the A* grade works means that the amount you have to achieve to get above an A would push you into A* territory. You'd need such high marks at A2 to get an A that doing so would also get you an A*, and therefore an A is impossible.
8. (Original post by tomfailinghelp)
The way that the A* grade works means that the amount you have to achieve to get above an A would push you into A* territory. You'd need such high marks at A2 to get an A that doing so would also get you an A*, and therefore an A is impossible.

(Original post by Melodilicious)
thanks for your help!! i don't quitter understand how an A in chem is unattainable? and if that was sarcasm you have to bear with me, i tend to take things literally i'm afraid
Yep, Tom is correct.

You would need above 90% in A2 to get an A overall, and since you got 90% in A2 you're automatically upgraded to an A*!
9. could someone please tell me the AQA chemistry and biology grade boundaries for AS, thanks

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