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As a student who goes to an international school and does IB, I have always wondered this. I.e. sometimes I see students post their results and it will show: Maths Unit A: A
Maths Unit B: A
Maths Unit C: B
How can there be three different results for the same subject area?!
Or I see students who have received their results post them and it will say: AABBCC
And it gets me quite confused because I always thought we generally take only three A-levels?

I know it's a rather random question, but it would be nice to have this clarified regardless
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(Original post by frognation22)
As a student who goes to an international school and does IB, I have always wondered this. I.e. sometimes I see students post their results and it will show: Maths Unit A: A
Maths Unit B: A
Maths Unit C: B
How can there be three different results for the same subject area?!
Or I see students who have received their results post them and it will say: AABBCC
And it gets me quite confused because I always thought we generally take only three A-levels?

I know it's a rather random question, but it would be nice to have this clarified regardless
I've never seen that particular "Unit", thing with A level Maths but there are different modules which are graded individually
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I've never seen that particular "Unit", thing with A level Maths but there are different modules which are graded individually
Thanks for the response! If you don't mind me asking, what does it mean when it says A-level Biology Unit 1, Unit 2 etc? Do you revise for all units or do you pick the unit you like most and revise it?
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Thanks for the response! If you don't mind me asking, what does it mean when it says A-level Biology Unit 1, Unit 2 etc? Do you revise for all units or do you pick the unit you like most and revise it?
I think for the sciences, you've got 4 Units that you revise for. Also in Physics (not sure about Biology), there's part of a unit which is optional i.e. you pick the bit you like. A level Maths is different to the sciences because it has 6 tests and they are generally called "modules", rather than "units"
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