How do you get an A* in the new reformed A levels?

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Edit: Seeing as the AS exams don't count towards to full A level
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First pick up your pen.
Use the ink in the pen to write an answer to a question in the exam.
Hand exam in.
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You work, or not. Shocker.
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You work, or not. Shocker.
(Original post by Rigby16)
First pick up your pen.
Use the ink in the pen to write an answer to a question in the exam.
Hand exam in.
I meant as in what % you need to get an A*...
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I love how the instant reaction was a sarcastic comment. The internet, what a fun and helpful place.
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You need 90 UMS points but that varies every year.
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You need 90 UMS points but that varies every year.
Will you need 90 UMS in all the exams?
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It depends on what subject you are sitting. I know that for Maths AQA you need at least 90 UMS in the core units and at least 80% overall. As long as the optional units bring the total above 80% you should get an A*. For other subjects you need 90/100 UMS in every exam in the A2 year and at least 80% overall as far as I am aware.
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I love how the instant reaction was a sarcastic comment. The internet, what a fun and helpful place.
Hahah we know what he meant but he needs to phrase his title better and just a quick look anywhere to see that he needs 90 UMS (normally)
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Will you need 90 UMS in all the exams?
  1. It depends on what subject you are sitting. I know that for Maths AQA you need at least 90 UMS in the core units and at least 80% overall. As long as the optional units bring the total above 80% you should get an A*. For other subjects you need 90/100 UMS in every exam in the A2 year and at least 80% overall as far as I am aware.
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  1. It depends on what subject you are sitting. I know that for Maths AQA you need at least 90 UMS in the core units and at least 80% overall. As long as the optional units bring the total above 80% you should get an A*. For other subjects you need 90/100 UMS in every exam in the A2 year and at least 80% overall as far as I am aware.
I was wondering about AS Physics because it's reformed so the AS exam doesn't count towards the full A level. There are 3 exams I think one AS, one A2 and one with AS and A2 content
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(Original post by swagmister)
I was wondering about AS Physics because it's reformed so the AS exam doesn't count towards the full A level. There are 3 exams I think one AS, one A2 and one with AS and A2 content
I'm sorry, I'm not sure then :/
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You need 90 UMS points but that varies every year.
With linear A levels there is no UMS.
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Edit: Seeing as the AS exams don't count towards to full A level
You will need to do well enough on the 3 A level units. UMS does not apply to linear qualifications so there is no easy answer as to what mark you will need to achieve.
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You will need to do well enough on the 3 A level units. UMS does not apply to linear qualifications so there is no easy answer as to what mark you will need to achieve.
Oh right thanks for helping
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