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how difficult is it to manage 3A*s in ALevels?
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erm what kind of answer are you looking for?
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well it really depends on the subjects, how much effort youre putting in, actually following a revision technique that works for you, and going the extra mile by going to tuition! time management is really important too, as in these years you’re also probably really busy preparing for uni applications, working or volunteering! it’s tough but not impossible
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if your good at maths getting an A*A* in maths and fmaths is really easy.
Also A level geography and business studies are free A*s.

But if you don't wanna cheese it then it can be pretty hard.
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I got 3A*s, I did biology, chemistry and music and I’m off to do Medicine
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I got 3A*s, I did biology, chemistry and music and I’m off to do Medicine
ahh that is amazing!! i also want to do medicine ((: just wondering where are you off to?
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(Original post by anaveragetoad)
how difficult is it to manage 3A*s in ALevels?
It is not too hard tbh. I got them and I did 4 A-Levels (Maths, Biology, CS and Spanish) , EPQ and had to do some extra English qualification too (IELTS).
Once you figure out how to get A* you will be fine, but this is the hard part
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Doable but you can't rest on your laurels and assume that you've got a topic covered.
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Naturally, it is hard. That’s the point of having top grades - it is to distinguish the good candidates from the great ones.

Additionally, even the top universities in the country don’t require 3 A*s; typically an oxbridge offer will be an A* and two As.

However, that said, it is possible to get three A*s, and many people do get them. If you simply work hard and consistently, you are more than likely to receive a respectable set of A Level grades that will stand you in good stead for your future.

What really distinguishes the good candidates from the great ones is the enthusiasm and passion for their subjects. Reading around your subject isn’t just useful for embellishing your CV or personal statement - it will inform you on new theorems and methods in STEM subjects and give you new writing styles and points in the humanities and arts.

Getting three A*s is not the be all and end all in life. While it will certainly give you academic confidence and make you stand out from the crowd, it had been proven that often high achievers in school will not necessarily be the top students at university or later life.

Good luck with your further academic studies, and continue to think high, but remember to give yourself time away from academia. Your grades will thank you for it.

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AAA if you work hard and are not a dumbass, A*A*A* if you’re actually very smart and you work hard
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(Original post by Sinnoh)
Doable but you can't rest on your laurels and assume that you've got a topic covered.
What do laurels mean?

From what I'm getting on google it says a shrub or to bestow award or praise based on achievement.
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I mean I got A* in bio chem maths
and not just scrap it but like 20-30 marks into A* in each subject

I can help you if u want?
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ahh that is amazing!! i also want to do medicine ((: just wondering where are you off to?
Thanks! I’m off to Kings College London, not kings College Cambridge which was what my grandparents initially thought😅
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Thanks! I’m off to Kings College London, not kings College Cambridge which was what my grandparents initially thought😅
that’s honestly so awesome!! kcl is one of the unis i want to go
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that’s honestly so awesome!! kcl is one of the unis i want to go
KCL is an awesome place, if you want me to answer any questions about the admissions process to KCL, feel free to PM me!
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(Original post by Hammad(214508))
It is not too hard tbh. I got them and I did 4 A-Levels (Maths, Biology, CS and Spanish) , EPQ and had to do some extra English qualification too (IELTS).
Once you figure out how to get A* you will be fine, but this is the hard part
Heyy u did Spanish and got A*?!
I got an 8 for GCSE
I love Spanish and wanna do it next yr for a level
How did u find it?? Wat did u do?
U can pm or send here
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KCL is an awesome place, if you want me to answer any questions about the admissions process to KCL, feel free to PM me!
that’s so nice of you!! thank you! i’ll make sure to do so
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My only advice is do subjects you enjoy!!! Don’t listen to people, pick a levels that are REQUIRED and then do whatever the hell YOU want after. I wish I did this because I hated physics from day 1 but picked it because I thought it would help a computer science application even tho it wasn’t required anywhere. Biggest mistake of my A level career was not doing English lit which was what I wanted to do in the first place

SO! Do the subjects YOU want to do!!! This will make the A*’s easier to achieve because A levels are a lot of work and you don’t want to commit every time you revise
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I mean I got A* in bio chem maths
and not just scrap it but like 20-30 marks into A* in each subject

I can help you if u want?
So what was your strategy? I've just finished AS and got As I found it really difficult when trying to improve my marks from an A to an A* particularly in the science subjects. I would really like to know since you went beyond even the grade boundary of an A* I really want 3A* and no matter what.
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I got 3A*s, I did biology, chemistry and music and I’m off to do Medicine
What were you gcses like as I want to proceed in medicine but have received a 4 in English language and think that has let me down
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