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.
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.
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.