Turn on thread page Beta

why can you not get an A* at AS and in AS & A2 modules watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Just curious, why can you only get an A* at A level and not at AS and in the individual modules?
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Apple2017)
    Just curious, why can you only get an A* at A level and not at AS and in the individual modules?
    Because when adding the A* grade to UK A levels to recognise the highest level of full A level performance it was decided that it would only be awarded at the overall qualification level and not at unit level or AS level.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Apple2017)
    Just curious, why can you only get an A* at A level and not at AS and in the individual modules?
    The A* is calculated differently to the other grades as well, so it make sense for it to only be at the full qualification level.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    to add onto the others, a "notional" A* boundary (ie. 90% UMS) was often given for A2 units, but the maximum grade attainable would still be an A. Of course, now it's all linear, with boundaries assigned using raw marks.
 
 
 
Poll
Is the Big Bang theory correct?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.