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    Hi all,

    Slightly confused by the grade boundaries - and it's stressing me out.
    For AS I received 82% and achieved an A. Now usually, in a subject such as English, all I'd be required to do would be to achieve 90% in A2 and I'd have a comfortable A*. However, with art I have heard it's different? For example, in my art coursework unit I have been given an interim mark of 95%, which last year was only an A?

    Can someone please shed some light on this? Right now I'm not even sure if my AS grade will affect it, when usually they are treated separately.

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    What course are you doing and which exam board?

    As far as I know, the requirements for an A* are the same as other subjects (i.e 80% overall with 90% in A2). However, I'm not completely sure because I don't know the course/exam board etc.

    I do know that your AS grade definitely won't hinder it because you have achieved more than 80%, which I think means you are in for a chance of getting an A* overall, if you get 90% in your A2 units overall.
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    Maybe the coursework mark you've been given is based on raw marks. The UMS conversion will be different year on year, but it will always be 90% UMS for an A* in a module.
    For most subjects, coursework doesn't contribute to the 90% for the A*(you need 90% in A2 exams), but this might be different for art.
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    (Original post by creamteapunk)
    Slightly confused by the grade boundaries - and it's stressing me out.
    For AS I received 82% and achieved an A. Now usually, in a subject such as English, all I'd be required to do would be to achieve 90% in A2 and I'd have a comfortable A*. However, with art I have heard it's different? For example, in my art coursework unit I have been given an interim mark of 95%, which last year was only an A?
    The requirements for an A* are the same for all subjects apart from maths. They are based on UMS grade boundaries. You will need at least 180/200 across the 2 A2 units to get an A*. However, for Art I believe you may need more than 90% of the raw marks to achieve 90% UMS. That's a whole different subject.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Maybe the coursework mark you've been given is based on raw marks. The UMS conversion will be different year on year, but it will always be 90% UMS for an A* in a module.
    For most subjects, coursework doesn't contribute to the 90% for the A*(you need 90% in A2 exams), but this might be different for art.
    Thankyou, this hit the nail on the head. The mark I was given was based on raw marks, which is I suppose why they don't give out coursework marks normally as they can be misleading.
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    In AS you can only get an A and then move it up to an A* at a level. A is the highest as art grade.

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    (Original post by dohdaws)
    In AS you can only get an A and then move it up to an A* at a level. A is the highest as art grade.

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    Yes, this is the same for any subject. Your point being?
 
 
 
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