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    Hello there, I got BCCD in my AS and it's just not feasible for me to resit all of them; I will only retake physics for the D .
    So is it possible to at least get an A overall if I have a C in AS ?
    And it's cie where i think the grades are calculated a bit differently from edexcel(?)

    Edit: got a 65 in chem and 63 in computer science
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    I would recommend you look at the grade boundaries for ums required to get A's. I think you should retake some AS units as A2 units are much harder than As units.
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    If you get full UMS in everything in year 13, you might be able to get an A, however no chance you'll be able to get an A* unless you retake modules from AS and get a 90% UMS average in your A2 modules
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    (Original post by moonlight elric)
    Hello there, I got BCCD in my AS and it's just not feasible for me to resit all of them; I will only retake physics for the D .
    So is it possible to at least get an A overall if I have a C in AS ?
    And it's cie where i think the grades are calculated a bit differently from edexcel(?)

    Edit: got a 65 in chem and 63 in computer science
    I'm presuming the system for calculating exam grades is the same with your exam board, as it likely is. To get an A*, you need 80% UMS across the whole A level, and 90% across just the A2 units. So to get an A (80%) you'd need around 95% in the A2 units. However, if you did achieve this, you'd also qualify for an A*, as you must have got 90%+ at A2.

    But getting ~95% at A2 is extremely difficult. If you really want an A(*), and/or your university offer requires it, you'll need to resit. Even if you only need a B, that'll require 80% (effectively an A) at A2 to achieve a B overall. So resitting at least one exam is advisable.
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