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1. 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.
2. (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
3. (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!
4. (Original post by Inexorably)
Thanks for confirming!
Definitely ask your exams officer to confirm though . But definitely keep optimistic for now
5. Last time I checked its achieve an A in the AS year then 90% UMS in A2

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