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    hey...ok this is my results for AS economics:

    unit 1 : 77 ums out of 105 (B)

    unit 2 : 84 ums out of 105 (A)

    unit 3 : 66 ums out of 90 (B)

    overall i got a B !!

    i was just wondering...how well would i have to do in A2 to get an A overall without resitting anything ..would it be really difficult ??

    thanks for any help you can offer
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    You would need 253 UMS marks (minimum)out of 300 in your A2 modules to get an A withour resitting.
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    ok thanks...so do you think it is wise to resit one of them?...and what grades would i need to get 253 ums in my 3 A2 units??
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    (Original post by michaelyus)
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    Do you think you're capable of resitting and doing better? Bear in mind that you might have to do a lot of work again next year (I don't know if A2 modules build on AS knowledge or are completely separate)...
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    Try and work out how far from the grade boundaries each module is. Resit the module with the most marks to make up to get the higher grade - if you think you can do better.
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    And on that note: your unit 1 score is 7 marks off an A, and your unit 3 score is 6 marks off.
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    i would resit them, but theres soo much revision to do for each unit and i think i have a risk of messing up A2 modules, if i retake my AS stuff.
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    Can you retake AS in January and do all the A2 in June?

    AS modules are easier than AS, so it's better to try to up your AS score to take the pressure off a bit for A2.

    Also, don't forget that you have synoptic in A2, so you have to revise everything anyway. You may find AS a lot easier at the end of A2, so you could resit then. Basically if you resit you keep the highest mark, so you've got nothing to lose anyway.
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    (Original post by generalebriety)
    Do you think you're capable of resitting and doing better? Bear in mind that you might have to do a lot of work again next year (I don't know if A2 modules build on AS knowledge or are completely separate)...
    I think it essentially comes down to this. If the A2 year builds on previous knowledge from AS, then resitting will be a great idea as the exams will seem relatively easy. However If the A2 goes into another field then you have to consider the amount of time you are sacrificing to achieve that A in AS.
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    Also if like my college, you may be doing A2 exams in january... so even if you could get resits then, you may ending up sacrificing a few marks due to the workload.
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    I'd say retake unit 3 as its the easiest and the least workload.
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    (Original post by Greenmile)
    Can you retake AS in January and do all the A2 in June?

    AS modules are easier than AS, so it's better to try to up your AS score to take the pressure off a bit for A2.

    Also, don't forget that you have synoptic in A2, so you have to revise everything anyway. You may find AS a lot easier at the end of A2, so you could resit then. Basically if you resit you keep the highest mark, so you've got nothing to lose anyway.
    whats the difference between a normal exam and a synoptic?....

    and in economics A2, it doesnt carry on from AS ..we apparently learn all different things which are irrelevant to our AS modules, so it means i have to remember a lot of things...
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    Hey i think you should resit at least one unit, because you haven't got much to lose except some time revising for the resit. Resiting will make ti easier for you to gain an overall A, in the end. But its up 2 u.
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    (Original post by prash_s90)
    whats the difference between a normal exam and a synoptic?....
    A synoptic 6th unit usually calls upon knowledge from all the previous 5 units.
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    synoptic means it tests you on the whole syllabus - ie AS and A2.
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    i think knowledge from unit 1 and 2 is revised in unit 4, so u may not have to work very hard, except on things like buffer stocks and cobweb theory.
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    ok i just sort of caluculated that i need about 13 UMS marks to get an A overall....what grade should i get if i resit one of the units in order to get that 13 ums ??...and which do you think i should resit ?
 
 
 

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