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1. Could someone please confirm as to why this isn't an A*

GCE A level (4 units):

Unit 1: 84 UMS
Unit 2: 70 UMS
Unit 3: 97 UMS
Unit 4: 86 UMS

Thanks

I thought it was 90% average at A2
and 80% overall or is it because I averaged a B at AS.

I seemed to get A* in another

Unit 1: 90 UMS
Unit 2: 100 UMS
Unit 3: 96 UMS
Unit 4: 84 UMS

I assume because I averaged 90% A2 and 80%+ AS or am I missing something crucial?
2. You need 90% in all of your A2 modules, I believe.
3. (Original post by Feartheunknown)
You need 90% in all of your A2 modules, I believe.
But I got 96+84 in my other A2 exam = 90% average and got an A*

It doesn't matter much as I still got into my firm uni but I was just slightly confused as to how I didn't get an A* on the exam I supposedly got an A in
4. (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
Could someone please confirm as to why this isn't an A*

GCE A level (4 units):

Unit 1: 84 UMS
Unit 2: 70 UMS
Unit 3: 97 UMS
Unit 4: 86 UMS
Baffled. You need at least 320/400 in the A level (you have) and at least 180/200 in the A2 (yes). If your numbers are correct then you should have an A*. (Previous poster: You DO NOT need 90% in each A2 unit.)
5. I thought you needed an A at AS to get an a*

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6. (Original post by Compost)
Baffled. You need at least 320/400 in the A level (you have) and at least 180/200 in the A2 (yes). If your numbers are correct then you should have an A*. (Previous poster: You DO NOT need 90% in each A2 unit.)
So it should be an A* to your calculations?

Should I just wait until the certificate? My exam officer just told me I got an A but my transcripts suggest that it should be an A*. I thought I understood how the A* grade was calculated.
7. I'm assuming unit 1 and unit 2 are AS, their average needs to be 80+, yours is 77
8. (Original post by Mule)
I thought you needed an A at AS to get an a*

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If this is true then it would make sense. I got a B for the subject at AS

Unit 1: 84
Unit 2: 70

B average
9. (Original post by excal9)
I'm assuming unit 1 and unit 2 are AS, their average needs to be 80+, yours is 77
Ahh okay, thanks

I thought it was just 80% average overall. I must be mistaken. Kinda sucks that I put so much effort into A2 to average 90%+
10. (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
If this is true then it would make sense. I got a B for the subject at AS

Unit 1: 84
Unit 2: 70

B average
It's not an A at AS, it's A overall. Get your teacher to email the exam board.
11. (Original post by NedStark)
It's not an A at AS, it's A overall. Get your teacher to email the exam board.
Are you sure?

I'm so confused.
12. Typically, you need to average 90+% in your A2 modules and 80+% across ALL of your modules (AS and A2) for an A*. It would be very unlikely that your grade was incorrectly calculated.

Assuming that units 1 and 2 are AS modules, and units 3 and 4 are A2 modules, you seem to fulfill both of those requirements.

Ask your subject teacher. They will probably know more about whether or not you have actually achieved the A* or whether the requirements for your particular course is different.
13. (Original post by Compost)
Baffled. You need at least 320/400 in the A level (you have) and at least 180/200 in the A2 (yes). If your numbers are correct then you should have an A*. (Previous poster: You DO NOT need 90% in each A2 unit.)
^ True

(Original post by Mule)
I thought you needed an A at AS to get an a*

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(Original post by excal9)
I'm assuming unit 1 and unit 2 are AS, their average needs to be 80+, yours is 77
^ Not true

It should definitely be an A*. Congrats on your great results
14. (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
Ahh okay, thanks

I thought it was just 80% average overall. I must be mistaken. Kinda sucks that I put so much effort into A2 to average 90%+
I'm wrong sorry :/ http://rewardinglearning.org.uk/docs..._at_alevel.pdf
i don't get why you didn't get an A* now
15. (Original post by excal9)
I'm wrong sorry :/ http://rewardinglearning.org.uk/docs..._at_alevel.pdf
i don't get why you didn't get an A* now
I haven't been given my official transcripts. My exam officer just said I got an A but when I calculated it with my AS+A2 unit grades I thought it was A*. I told my parents I got A*A*A but if my exam officer is right then I got A*AA.
16. (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
Could someone please confirm as to why this isn't an A*

GCE A level (4 units):

Unit 1: 84 UMS
Unit 2: 70 UMS
Unit 3: 97 UMS
Unit 4: 86 UMS

Thanks

I thought it was 90% average at A2
and 80% overall or is it because I averaged a B at AS.

I seemed to get A* in another

Unit 1: 90 UMS
Unit 2: 100 UMS
Unit 3: 96 UMS
Unit 4: 84 UMS

I assume because I averaged 90% A2 and 80%+ AS or am I missing something crucial?
should be an A* - only conditions are 80% average over whole A Level and 90% average over A2 modules. Definitely get your exams officer to check!
17. No it's 80% overall and 90% at A2 so you should have gotten an A*
should be an A* - only conditions are 80% average over whole A Level and 90% average over A2 modules. Definitely get your exams officer to check!
I'll give him a call on Monday. Thanks for your help.

Either way.. I'm not complaining could've done worse
19. (Original post by MidnightDream)
No it's 80% overall and 90% at A2 so you should have gotten an A*
Hey, how did it go

How was Economics?
20. (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
But I got 96+84 in my other A2 exam = 90% average and got an A*

It doesn't matter much as I still got into my firm uni but I was just slightly confused as to how I didn't get an A* on the exam I supposedly got an A in

You can't average them out you need to have 90%+ in both of the papers. 90+90 is an A* but 100 + 80 isn't.
Over 90% in A* each exam , for AS you could get...anything really. I got ADA*A* and it still gave my an A* for one of my subject ,despite of a D

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