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2. You get at least 80% average UMS for the entire A Level (AS + A2). You get at least 90% UMS at A2. If you do both of these things, you get an A*.
3. (Original post by Senhuang)

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You need 480/600 UMS (A overall) with 270 of it coming from your A2s. 80% overall and 90% at A2.
4. What if u get 79% and 100%

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5. (Original post by TrojanH)
You get at least 80% UMS at AS. You get at least 90% UMS at A2. If you do both of these things, you get an A*.
isnt it changed now
6. (Original post by Senhuang)

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depends on the subject
7. I am doing maths fm and physics

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8. (Original post by Senhuang)
What if u get 79% and 100%

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I think its 80% overall and 90% in A2. So I think thats fine as its more than 80% overall.
Although the specification has changed so it depends on what alevels you are doing.
9. (Original post by Senhuang)
What if u get 79% and 100%

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10. 80% overall needed AND
90% average at A2 needed

ONLY exception is maths: 80% avg overall needed AND 180/200 in C3+C4.

That's it
11. (Original post by TrojanH)
That is not true, there is no requirement (at least in my subjects) that you have to get 80% at AS. You have to get 80% overall and 90% overall in A2 units. This means that, in theory, you could get a B at AS (60% UMS) and then get 100% UMS at A2 and still get an A*.
12. (Original post by Student403)
80% overall needed AND
90% average at A2 needed

ONLY exception is maths: 80% avg overall needed AND 180/200 in C3+C4.

That's it
does the 80% need to be in AS or just the overall subject

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13. (Original post by bubblegumcat)
does the 80% need to be in AS or just the overall subject

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Overall.

So technically one could achieve an A* with 70% at AS and the normal 90% at A2
14. (Original post by bubblegumcat)
does the 80% need to be in AS or just the overall subject

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The 80% needs to be overall, i.e across AS and A2, so the lowest someone could get in AS is 70% and 90% in A2 and this would make an A*.
15. (Original post by SchwannCells)
The 80% needs to be overall, i.e across AS and A2, so the lowest someone could get in AS is 70% and 90% in A2 and this would make an A*.
70% isn't the lowest. You could get 60% AS, 100% A2 and still get an A*
16. (Original post by Ishea16)
isnt it changed now
IT is not changed for anyone completing their A levels this year.

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17. (Original post by TrojanH)
you get a B
18. (Original post by Student403)
70% isn't the lowest. You could get 60% AS, 100% A2 and still get an A*
True, didnt think of it like that

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