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    I just sat my AS exams and I know I failed badly. I wanted an AAB this year but most likely got BBC. what grades would I need to get next year for a AAB overall and how much work would it take. Is it even possible?
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    (Original post by rdlewiss)
    I just sat my AS exams and I know I failed badly. I wanted an AAB this year but most likely got BBC. what grades would I need to get next year for a AAB overall and how much work would it take. Is it even possible?
    A Levels are linear now (with the exception of a very small few). Your AS exams don't count towards your overall grade. The grades you get in your A2 exams will be the grades you get into uni based on. To get an AAB for your A Levels, you will need to get AAB in your A2 exams.

    I'd double check though to make sure all of your exams are linear now. If they're the new specification, then they are linear.
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    (Original post by Amefish)
    A Levels are linear now (with the exception of a very small few). Your AS exams don't count towards your overall grade. The grades you get in your A2 exams will be the grades you get into uni based on. To get an AAB for your A Levels, you will need to get AAB in your A2 exams.

    I'd double check though to make sure all of your exams are linear now. If they're the new specification, then they are linear.
    2 of my a levels that I sat this year count towards my overall a level grade only one of my a levels don't count


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    2 of my a levels that I sat this year count towards my overall a level grade only one of my a levels don't count


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    Okay. Let's look at your B grades and boosting them to A grades. A B grade will be ~140 UMS marks. An overall A grade is ~320 UMS marks, so you will need to pick up 180. You will need to get a high A grade (an A is usually around ~160 UMS points, but it can go up to 200) in A2 in order to boost these AS grades to an overall A.

    To boost your C grade (~120 UMS points) to a B grade (~280 overall UMS points), you will need to pick up ~160 UMS points. That is a low A grade or a high B grade.

    Tl;dr - to boost your Bs to As, you will need to get high A grades. To boost your C to a B, you will need to get a high B or a low A grade.
 
 
 
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