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    Hi,

    Just wondering how you get an A* in the new linear style a levels. With the old style you had to get an A in AS and A2 and then over 95% in the A2 units. How does this work with the new style of A levels where you take all your exams at the end of the 2 years?
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    (Original post by Oscar1602)
    Hi,

    Just wondering how you get an A* in the new linear style a levels. With the old style you had to get an A in AS and A2 and then over 95% in the A2 units. How does this work with the new style of A levels where you take all your exams at the end of the 2 years?
    For the old a levels, you needed to get at least 80% overall, with 90% in the A2 units, so you could've got a B at AS and an A* in A2.

    For the new a levels (not fully sure as I'm currently doing A2 of old A levels), your AS exam won't count towards your A2 grade as the AS and A2 qualifications will be separate.
    It'll still be graded with the same marks, so 90% UMS will still be an A*, 80% an A and so on.
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    (Original post by Peppercrunch)
    For the old a levels, you needed to get at least 80% overall, with 90% in the A2 units, so you could've got a B at AS and an A* in A2.

    For the new a levels (not fully sure as I'm currently doing A2 of old A levels), your AS exam won't count towards your A2 grade as the AS and A2 qualifications will be separate.
    It'll still be graded with the same marks, so 90% UMS will still be an A*, 80% an A and so on.
    Oh okay that makes sense. Thanks a lot
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    [QUOTE=Peppercrunch;63290733For the new a levels (not fully sure as I'm currently doing A2 of old A levels), your AS exam won't count towards your A2 grade as the AS and A2 qualifications will be separate.
    It'll still be graded with the same marks, so 90% UMS will still be an A*, 80% an A and so on.[/QUOTE]

    The new A levels do not have UMS so raw marks will no longer be converted from raw to UMS - there is no need at the qualification is linear and you take all 3 units in the same exam season.
 
 
 
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