A** in O'Levels Watch

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Yasser
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Hi!
I think that there should be A** as well in O'Levels, whether it is GCE or GCSE.

The reason is that the people getting outstanding results like more than 95% would be the distinguished ones ,whereas the students securing 90-95% should be considered as A*'s.
The rest above 80-90% as A's and like wise B and C also at 70-80% and 60-70% respectively.

Thanks for Understanding my suggestion.
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Just out of curiosity, what does the apostrophe in A*'s and A's replace?
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Just out of curiosity, what does the apostrophe in A*'s and A's replace?
Nothing, but it's to help prevent confusion. It's happened to me on more than one occasion.

Which one is clearer ?

"I got two A's"

or

"I got two As"

Besides, apostrophes don't always replace missing letters.
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Nothing, but it's to help prevent confusion. It's happened to me on more than one occasion.

Which one is clearer ?

"I got two A's"

or

"I got two As"

Besides, apostrophes don't always replace missing letters.
"I got 2 A's", to avoid confusion. Remember, there are the AS exams too, so 2 As could be confused with that.
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Well say A2 to avoid confusion with AS then.
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No I don't think there should be, because then people would scamble for the A**s and the A* wouldn't be worth much anymore.
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No I don't think there should be, because then people would scamble for the A**s and the A* wouldn't be worth much anymore.
I agree. I think it's unneccesary. If the uni's want to be able to distingiush they could just ask for your raw marks.
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I agree. I think it's unneccesary. If the uni's want to be able to distingiush they could just ask for your raw marks.
Quite a few do anyway

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I agree. I think it's unneccesary. If the uni's want to be able to distingiush they could just ask for your raw marks.
they have acces to them, when i raung up they told me i was so many marks close to the boundary so i could still come. so if u do 100% they can see this aswell
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they have acces to them, when i raung up they told me i was so many marks close to the boundary so i could still come. so if u do 100% they can see this aswell
I so never knew that! Makes me a little happy actually...It's nice that they're able to see them and maybe appreciate a high A..if you see what i mean!
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