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    Hi, I'm from Malaysia and I had received my CIE AS level results on the 11th. My results are as follows:

    Literature in English - b (70)
    Law - a (85)
    Business - a (80)
    Mathematics - a (87)

    I've decided to retake Literature and Business this Oct/Nov. What are my chances of getting straight A*s or at the very least, one A*? If I put in enough effort for my retakes and for my A2, is it possible to get such grades?

    Thanks so much in advance.
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

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    You can get A* in all subjects with the grades as they are. In fact it is no harder to get A* with the grades you have currently than if you had 100% in all subjects.
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    If you work hard, then yes. You can regress if you don't work hard though.
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    you don't need to retake anything, just get 90% on all your A2 units
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    ^ unfortunately, AFAIK, CIE doesn't work that way. It has a 50:50 weightage between AS and A Level. In order for you to get an A* your total UMS adjusted marks for each component after the weightage has been applied must be above a certain threshold.

    Here's an example of a grade threshold for a random subject:
    http://www.cie.org.uk/images/252988-...-june-2015.pdf

    So yeah. For CIE, if the A* is really that important to you, it might be worth considering a retake for some subjects.

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    ^ unfortunately, AFAIK, CIE doesn't work that way. It has a 50:50 weightage between AS and A Level. In order for you to get an A* your total UMS adjusted marks for each component after the weightage has been applied must be above a certain threshold.

    Here's an example of a grade threshold for a random subject:
    http://www.cie.org.uk/images/252988-...-june-2015.pdf

    So yeah. For CIE, if the A* is really that important to you, it might be worth considering a retake for some subjects.

    edit: switched to a more official source
    For an A* you need 80% across As and A2, and 90% in A2. By getting the 90% in A2, op will fulfill that criteria as the lowest As is currently at 70%, so the 80% total will be achieved, as well as the minimum 90% for A2
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    Yeah that's what I'm saying. I think that's how it works for most uk exam boards but OP is talking about the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) which is taken by international students. I could very much have been lied to all this time but I'm positive that it doesn't work that way for this exam board.
 
 
 
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