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    I've always been a little bit confused about how A* works, and the fact this is for a subject which only has 1 exam (100 UMS) as opposed to 2 is even more annoying.

    So if I'm right you need, in a normal 2 exam subject, 320 UMS from AS + A2 (I'm talking about old system fyi) to get the A*, of which you must have achieved 90% average across the A2 year?

    So in terms of only 1 exam, this'd mean I'd need 160 UMS from AS + A2 to get the A*, of which 90% needed in that 1 A2 exam (90/100 UMS?)

    If I've done this correctly, does this mean, if i worked my goddamn ass more than before, I could get an A* in Philosophy despite only just missing out on a B at AS. Since I have 69/100 UMS & plus that with 91-100 UMS in A2 would get me A* right?

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    God sorry if philosophy was still 2 exams itd help as our college explain that format on the back of our slip easily.
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    (Original post by Inexorably)
    I've always been a little bit confused about how A* works, and the fact this is for a subject which only has 1 exam (100 UMS) as opposed to 2 is even more annoying.

    So if I'm right you need, in a normal 2 exam subject, 320 UMS from AS + A2 (I'm talking about old system fyi) to get the A*, of which you must have achieved 90% average across the A2 year?

    So in terms of only 1 exam, this'd mean I'd need 160 UMS from AS + A2 to get the A*, of which 90% needed in that 1 A2 exam (90/100 UMS?)

    If I've done this correctly, does this mean, if i worked my goddamn ass more than before, I could get an A* in Philosophy despite only just missing out on a B at AS. Since I have 69/100 UMS & plus that with 91-100 UMS in A2 would get me A* right?

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    God sorry if philosophy was still 2 exams itd help as our college explain that format on the back of our slip easily.
    I think you need an average of 80% overall, and 90% in your A2 year, so if you got 91, you should theoretically get it, yep
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    (Original post by Nirgilis)
    I think you need an average of 80% overall, and 90% in your A2 year, so if you got 91, you should theoretically get it, yep
    Thanks for confirming!
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    (Original post by Inexorably)
    Thanks for confirming!
    Definitely ask your exams officer to confirm though :ninja: . But definitely keep optimistic for now
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    Last time I checked its achieve an A in the AS year then 90% UMS in A2
 
 
 
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