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    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

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    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?
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    You need 90% in all of your A2 modules, I believe.
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    (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
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    (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.)
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    I thought you needed an A at AS to get an a*


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    (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.
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    I'm assuming unit 1 and unit 2 are AS, their average needs to be 80+, yours is 77
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    (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
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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
    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%+
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    (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.
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    (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.
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    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.
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    (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
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    (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
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    (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.
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    (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!
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    No it's 80% overall and 90% at A2 so you should have gotten an A*
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    (Original post by Paradox.)
    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
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    (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?
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    (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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