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    Hey! normally wouldn't post but i'm about to ring UCAS because i'm confused slightly about my grades. I ended up with AAB which i was pretty happy with but it throws a spanner in the works a bit with medicine, and looking over my results sheet, i'm kinda suspicious, my results were:

    Biology= 554/600 (A) AQA
    Chemistry= 508/600 (B) OCR Salters B
    Maths= 508/600 (A) OCR

    what i'm confused about is biology and chemistry, working out the ums as a percentage, it looks like i got 92.3% but i would think this was an A*, idk if im just being salty, and chemistry looks like i got 79.5%, and if 80% was the cut off for an A i would want to go for remarking, do you guys think it is worth investigating, or do any of you know the exam board boundaries?
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    You need 270 UMS from A2 for an A*. So it's possible to have 90+% average across the entire A-level with AS being better than A2 and the A2 average being less than 90% thus not meeting the A* criteria.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    You need 270 UMS from A2 for an A*. So it's possible to have 90+% average across the entire A-level with AS being better than A2 and the A2 average being less than 90% thus not meeting the A* criteria.
    yeah that makes sense now i've researched a bit thanks what im concerned about now is it looks like i'm 3 ums off an A in chemistry, so will go into my school tomorrow morning and ask about having a remark
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    (Original post by buckeybarnes)
    Hey! normally wouldn't post but i'm about to ring UCAS because i'm confused slightly about my grades. I ended up with AAB which i was pretty happy with but it throws a spanner in the works a bit with medicine, and looking over my results sheet, i'm kinda suspicious, my results were:

    Biology= 554/600 (A) AQA
    Chemistry= 508/600 (B) OCR Salters B
    Maths= 508/600 (A) OCR

    what i'm confused about is biology and chemistry, working out the ums as a percentage, it looks like i got 92.3% but i would think this was an A*, idk if im just being salty, and chemistry looks like i got 79.5%, and if 80% was the cut off for an A i would want to go for remarking, do you guys think it is worth investigating, or do any of you know the exam board boundaries?
    If you do have 508/600UMS then you have an A at least as you only need 480 for an A. Check your arithmetic.
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    (Original post by buckeybarnes)
    Hey! normally wouldn't post but i'm about to ring UCAS because i'm confused slightly about my grades. I ended up with AAB which i was pretty happy with but it throws a spanner in the works a bit with medicine, and looking over my results sheet, i'm kinda suspicious, my results were:

    Biology= 554/600 (A) AQA
    Chemistry= 508/600 (B) OCR Salters B
    Maths= 508/600 (A) OCR

    what i'm confused about is biology and chemistry, working out the ums as a percentage, it looks like i got 92.3% but i would think this was an A*, idk if im just being salty, and chemistry looks like i got 79.5%, and if 80% was the cut off for an A i would want to go for remarking, do you guys think it is worth investigating, or do any of you know the exam board boundaries?
    Hey, I got AAB too for Med

    Did you get a place in the end? If not, what were you thinking of doing now?
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    If you do have 508/600UMS then you have an A at least as you only need 480 for an A. Check your arithmetic.
    oh yeah crap i got 477 for chemistry
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    Hey, I got AAB too for Med

    Did you get a place in the end? If not, what were you thinking of doing now?
    nah i didn't get a place, i'm now doing biomedical science at sheffield, then medicine after that hopefully
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    (Original post by buckeybarnes)
    nah i didn't get a place, i'm now doing biomedical science at sheffield, then medicine after that hopefully
    Ah ok, seems like a plan!
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    You need 270 UMS from A2 for an A*. So it's possible to have 90+% average across the entire A-level with AS being better than A2 and the A2 average being less than 90% thus not meeting the A* criteria.
    damn it, my luck doesn't seem to be ending! It turns out i got 266 ums for A2 biology (4 off and A*) and 477 ums for all of chemistry (3 off and A) , aaagghhhh
 
 
 
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