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Can I get an A overall in English A-level with a C in one essay but A/A*'s in others? watch

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    I just finished all of my Alevel exams (for English anyways, still have other subjects to go). In my coursework which was 20% I got an A*, in the first paper I think it went very well (40%) and I had the second paper yesterday which was another 40%. The first half went well but my last essay which was half the marks for that paper was very bad and I ran out of time completely, writing only 3 pages for a 45 marker. This essay was about 20% of my final grade (just under). Say I hypothetically got an A or higher in the first paper, a good grade for section A of the second paper and and a C in that terrible essay, with an A* in coursework, do you think I am likely to get an A overall?
    I know it really depends on grade boundaries and what I exactly got in each but just looking for likelihood of it and any experiences of people who have done alevels and got a low grade like a C in one section but an A overall! Thanks
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