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# How does A* at A level work? watch

1. I'm really confused about how it works. I can't seem to find much online for some reason and I'm sure there are threads on here but google is being annoying

Thank you! <3
2. Hey there,

To get an A* at A-Level, you essentially have to statisfy two requirements; 80% UMS in the A-Level overall & 90% UMS at A2 overall

So for example, you may have acquired 160/200 UMS (85%) at AS which is an A. At A2 you then acquire 180/200 UMS (90%). Adding both scores together gives you a total of 340/400 UMS (85%) in the entire A-Level. Since you've managed to get at least 80% in the entire A-Level, as well as average 90% at A2 - you'll get an A*.

There's a thread specifically dedicated to queries relating to an A* at A-Level, so I'm certain that you'll be able to find further information there http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=815293

Hope this helps!
3. (Original post by TheFinalFlare)
Hey there,

To get an A* at A-Level, you essentially have to statisfy two requirements; 80% UMS in the A-Level overall & 90% UMS at A2 overall

So for example, you may have acquired 160/200 UMS (85%) at AS which is an A. At A2 you then acquire 180/200 UMS (90%). Adding both scores together gives you a total of 340/400 UMS (85%) in the entire A-Level. Since you've managed to get at least 80% in the entire A-Level, as well as average 90% at A2 - you'll get an A*.

There's a thread specifically dedicated to queries relating to an A* at A-Level, so I'm certain that you'll be able to find further information there http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=815293

Hope this helps!
Thank you!
4. (Original post by TheFinalFlare)
Hey there,

To get an A* at A-Level, you essentially have to statisfy two requirements; 80% UMS in the A-Level overall & 90% UMS at A2 overall

So for example, you may have acquired 160/200 UMS (85%) at AS which is an A. At A2 you then acquire 180/200 UMS (90%). Adding both scores together gives you a total of 340/400 UMS (85%) in the entire A-Level. Since you've managed to get at least 80% in the entire A-Level, as well as average 90% at A2 - you'll get an A*.

There's a thread specifically dedicated to queries relating to an A* at A-Level, so I'm certain that you'll be able to find further information there http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=815293

Hope this helps!
80%, not 85! :P

But well-explained

Remember it's still possible to get an A* even if you have a C at AS, and the "90% in A2" applies as a whole, as an average, not per A2 unit
5. (Original post by Blues Clues)
I'm really confused about how it works. I can't seem to find much online for some reason and I'm sure there are threads on here but google is being annoying

Thank you! <3
You may find it easiest to think of this way.

6 unit A levels: at least 480/600 overall and 270/300 for the A2 units (but Maths A levels are slightly different).

4 unit A levels: at least 320/400 overall and 180/200 in the A2 units.

It does not matter how those marks are spread between the individual units as long as you fulfil the criteria above.
6. (Original post by Compost)
You may find it easiest to think of this way.

6 unit A levels: at least 480/600 overall and 270/300 for the A2 units (but Maths A levels are slightly different).

4 unit A levels: at least 320/400 overall and 180/200 in the A2 units.

It does not matter how those marks are spread between the individual units as long as you fulfil the criteria above.
Thank you! I'm currently trying to work out how many marks I need to get an A* so this is really helpful
7. (Original post by Dylann)
80%, not 85! :P

But well-explained

Remember it's still possible to get an A* even if you have a C at AS, and the "90% in A2" applies as a whole, as an average, not per A2 unit
Thank you :3 I'm really happy about the bolded bit because I tend to do better in exams than coursework (English) so I'm going to have to work hard for it ;3

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