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    So I got AAAA in 4 subjects at a level.

    Say if I had done 3 A levels instead- what would I likely have gotten? A*A*A?

    I know this post is going to get lots of sarky replies etc I know that it depends how good you are at the 3 blah blah and that’s not how a levels work.

    There must be some research to show the negative effect on best 3 grades when taking a 4th a level.

    This is purely curiosity.

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    There is absolutely no way to meaningfully measure the effect of 3 A-levels vs 4 A-levels. There are simply too many variables to control for. If you want a statistical analysis you are going to have to do it yourself.

    Here are some tips to get you started:

    Set up a 2 groups of students A and B, all of them achieving very close to each other at GCSE, all of them doing the exact 3 A-levels with the B group doing an additional A-level. I would recommend sample sizes of 200+ but it is up to you. Wait 2 years for the results and analyze. There you have it.

    Good luck!
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    This is not a 'sarky' reply, this is an honest reply A*A*A? God no far from it. If you couldn't get an A* out of 4 goes, you wouldn't get one out of 3. Anyone with a lot of work can get an A, an A* comes from natural ability, refined practice and exam technique. Answer: AAA. You're an 'A' not A* grade student.
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    So I got AAAA in 4 subjects at a level.

    Say if I had done 3 A levels instead- what would I likely have gotten? A*A*A?

    I know this post is going to get lots of sarky replies etc I know that it depends how good you are at the 3 blah blah and that’s not how a levels work.

    There must be some research to show the negative effect on best 3 grades when taking a 4th a level.

    This is purely curiosity.

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    This is a great question.

    Imo its worth AAA with a spare A.

    If you wanted three then why didnt you stick to three?
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    (Original post by 9501282)
    So I got AAAA in 4 subjects at a level.

    Say if I had done 3 A levels instead- what would I likely have gotten? A*A*A?

    I know this post is going to get lots of sarky replies etc I know that it depends how good you are at the 3 blah blah and that’s not how a levels work.

    There must be some research to show the negative effect on best 3 grades when taking a 4th a level.

    This is purely curiosity.

    Thanks
    To be fair, AAAA isn't equivalent to A*A*A. You maybe could have gotten it if you had done 3. However, there are more factors to be considered.
 
 
 
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