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Hi! I’m currently in year 11 and I noticed while looking at sixth forms that the A-Level grades all seem pretty low compared to GCSE grades. In the new 9-1 GCSE system an 8/9 is equal to an A*, and the percentage of 8/9s at GCSE tends to be a lot higher than the A-Level A* percentage - so my question is, how hard is it to get an A* at A-Level? And how impressive is 3/4 A* compared to 11 9s etc.?
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Very hard. It's incomparable to GCSE, at GCSE you can revise for a week before the exam and get a 9. To get an A* at A-Level you have to have a fundamental understanding of the subject aswell as experience and knowhow when it comes to answering questions. You can't just memorize everything out of the textbook like you can at GCSE.
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