AS exams and resitsWatch
i got a terrible result (U/F) in my AS Edexcel exams which was totally unexpected. And a friend of mine told me that the AS result doesnt matter, and that i just have to do better in my A2s to complete A levels. If thats true then theres no need for any resits for AS as long as i do good in my A2, and i also wont have to repeat the whole year and to repay for my exams. I am so confused with all this A level thing plz help
I sat AS last year. They only mattered in my school as a method of deciding if we continue the course. When we applied to university the AS we dropped was considered but our predicted grades for the subject we continued was prioritized over the actual AS grade. As a private candidate it is potentially a waste to sit AS if you are continuing to A2 especially with the change in the system. If you are continuing to A2 then you do not have to resit AS unless you have a tutor or someone who is not willing to continue teaching you because of your AS grade but in that case you can always get a different tutor
On UCAS tarrif site if you enter same AS and A2:
"Please note that universities and colleges will only count the Tariff points of an AS qualification if you have not completed an A level in the same subject."
We cannot properly answer until you tell us the EXACT spec you are studying. If it is modular your AS UMS are added to your A2 UMS to get your overall grade. If you have an AS grade 'u' then you cannot get a high overall grade
i am studying Edexcel A level ....and yes its modular. and while i was preparing for my A2s i got the result of my AS exams ...so should i resit for my AS exams or continue with A2 for the may/june session?
-get an A grade for your overall International Advanced Level
-produce a high level performance at International A2 - scoring at least 90% of the A2 UMS marks."
i found this on the pearson edexcel website. what are ums marks and why do i need to score 90% in A2 only to get an A*....when AS is equally important ....and theres no mention of scoring in AS ...why is that?