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    Hey,
    I wasn't able to study much in AS because of some disturbances and got BBB (chemistry, physics and biology). I know I'm capable of working way harder. I didn't go for resits. I want to know if anyone of u had a similar story and got AAA or A*A*A* in Alevels in the end?? (by getting A grades in all component papers of A2 etc)
    my component grades are:
    chem: ABC (paper 1, 2 and 3 respectively)
    bio: BAB
    phy: CAD

    PLEASE HELP/
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    By getting BBB at AS, you are in the exact same position to get A*A*A* as those who got AAA at AS (in terms of how much UMS you need). So yes it is possible.
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    All i know is my component grades i.e, my grades in paper 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

    (Original post by h3110)
    By getting BBB at AS, you are in the exact same position to get A*A*A* as those who got AAA at AS (in terms of how much UMS you need). So yes it is possible.
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    Is it possible? If i get As in all components of A2?
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    (Original post by Zainabr17)
    Is it possible? If i get As in all components of A2?
    Well you will need 90% UMS in your A2 year for an A*, which is the same as what those who got A grades last year will need

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    Do you want A*A*A* because that is the highest result possible? Are you trying to get into a prestigious university, if so which one and for what subject?

    If you got AAB at A2 you should be happy as that is a great start to a career and could get into so many universities with that - along with showing interest and enthusiasm for the subject you want to read. 3 A*s might be putting too much pressure on you, so AAB or AAA and A*AA would be realistic for you to aim at.
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    A*AA or AAA is also great. But i wanted to know if it's still possible to get straight As...

    (Original post by Protagoras)
    Do you want A*A*A* because that is the highest result possible? Are you trying to get into a prestigious university, if so which one and for what subject?

    If you got AAB at A2 you should be happy as that is a great start to a career and could get into so many universities with that - along with showing interest and enthusiasm for the subject you want to read. 3 A*s might be putting too much pressure on you, so AAB or AAA and A*AA would be realistic for you to aim at.
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    And I'm required to get A*AA, to be on the safe side for getting one of the limited seats available.


    (Original post by Protagoras)
    Do you want A*A*A* because that is the highest result possible? Are you trying to get into a prestigious university, if so which one and for what subject?

    If you got AAB at A2 you should be happy as that is a great start to a career and could get into so many universities with that - along with showing interest and enthusiasm for the subject you want to read. 3 A*s might be putting too much pressure on you, so AAB or AAA and A*AA would be realistic for you to aim at.
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    But if their UMS in AS was greater than mine?

    (Original post by Knee Grow)
    Well you will need 90% UMS in your A2 year for an A*, which is the same as what those who got A grades last year will need

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    (Original post by Zainabr17)
    But if their UMS in AS was greater than mine?
    The requirements for an A* are 80% across both AS and A2 and 90% in A2 alone. A person with As at AS has a much easier time getting As at A2 but for an A* both you and that person need 90% at A2. So yes, you can get A*s and you should probably start working towards that as soon as possible (if you haven't yet)! Good luck!
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    But my UMS in AS must be low since i have BBB 😞
    That's such great motivation though. Thank you SO much
    I'm working really hard. Hope the hard work pays off

    (Original post by victoria98)
    The requirements for an A* are 80% across both AS and A2 and 90% in A2 alone. A person with As at AS has a much easier time getting As at A2 but for an A* both you and that person need 90% at A2. So yes, you can get A*s and you should probably start working towards that as soon as possible (if you haven't yet)! Good luck!
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    But my UMS in AS must be low since i have BBB 😞
    That's such great motivation though. Thank you SO much
    I'm working really hard. Hope the hard work pays off

    (Original post by victoria98)
    The requirements for an A* are 80% across both AS and A2 and 90% in A2 alone. A person with As at AS has a much easier time getting As at A2 but for an A* both you and that person need 90% at A2. So yes, you can get A*s and you should probably start working towards that as soon as possible (if you haven't yet)! Good luck!
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    No reason you can't. Take any A* student (predicted 4 A*s), replace their 4 As at AS grade with 4 Bs, they'll still most likely end up with 3 or 4 A*s. The reason you won't get A*s is because you're not used to hard work and you've had a bad foundation.
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    (Original post by Zainabr17)
    But my UMS in AS must be low since i have BBB 😞
    That's such great motivation though. Thank you SO much
    I'm working really hard. Hope the hard work pays off
    You dont seem to understand.
    You neee 480 UMS for an A* with 270 of the UMS from your A2s. This means it's possible to only have a B at AS and get it.
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    Oh I get it. So it's actually quiet possible with a lot of hard work


    QUOTE=keromedic;62039811]You dont seem to understand.
    You neee 480 UMS for an A* with 270 of the UMS from your A2s. This means it's possible to only have a B at AS and get it.[/QUOTE]
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    Working hard isn't a problem since I'm used to it (if the situation allows me to).
    This time I've been working harder.
    I just heard that it's impossible for me to get A*s or As because of my AS grades. But it's not!
    Thanks a lot

    (Original post by BioStudentx)
    No reason you can't. Take any A* student (predicted 4 A*s), replace their 4 As at AS grade with 4 Bs, they'll still most likely end up with 3 or 4 A*s. The reason you won't get A*s is because you're not used to hard work and you've had a bad foundation.
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    sorry to hijack this thread but im in year 11 and with the new reforms and AS not counting anymore with some subjects, how would you get an A* at the final exam?
 
 
 
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