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None. I don't know whether it's a good thing or a bad thing, but our school doesn't offer them and I can't be bothered to do any externally (plus I'd probably fail anyway).
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A question about AEA in general....
Since there are three grades, Distinction, Merit, Fail...
Do you think a Merit would be worth getting?
If so, how hard is it to get a Merit if think of it in terms of ABCDEFG in A-level?
And what is the % of people who get merit/distinction each year?
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(Original post by cktlee1)
A question about AEA in general....
Since there are three grades, Distinction, Merit, Fail...
Do you think a Merit would be worth getting?
If so, how hard is it to get a Merit if think of it in terms of ABCDEFG in A-level?
And what is the % of people who get merit/distinction each year?
I think a merit would definitely be worth getting since a lot of people (I think about 50%) who take AEAs fail them. You can only get ABCDE at A-level.
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(Original post by cktlee1)
A question about AEA in general....
Since there are three grades, Distinction, Merit, Fail...
Do you think a Merit would be worth getting?
If so, how hard is it to get a Merit if think of it in terms of ABCDEFG in A-level?
And what is the % of people who get merit/distinction each year?
It vaires in each subject. For example, in CT last year you needed 24% for a merit :eek: and distinction was only 46% (I think) I think a getting a merit is better than getting a fail, but obviously a distinction is better - at least you can then say you passed!

I'm not sure thinking of it in terms of A-Level grades is particularly helpful, becuase it's so much harder. The CT stuff we've been looking at is rock solid and they're also set differently to any A-Level exams - becuase there's only one per subject and you're not supposed to have any extra lessons, they have to be broad and generic questions which you can answer using what you've studied in your normal lessons - a history question might be about turning points in history, so I could talk about Martin Luther and the Reformation, becuase that's what I've studied.
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They're aimed at students predicted grade A in their A-level for that subject and i think the pass rate of those taking them is 40% ie they're hard! so it would be an achivement to pass, even if it wasn't with distinction.
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When I get to A2 I think I may take an AEA in Maths, or STEP if I apply to Cambridge...
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so it can't hurt to take it, and not put that much work into it?
Don't see why not - they put them at the very end of the timetable so it won't interfere with your other exams so if you fail, all you lose is the 3 hours you spent having a go in the exam.
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they put them at the very end of the timetable so it won't interfere with your other exams so
Not true of psychology this year - it was supposed to be on July 1st, but it's been moved and now I have that right inbetween two of my synoptic papers (all in the space of three days)... :rolleyes:

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lol, the AEA econ is crashed with my Mechanics unit 4...
so i cannot take the exam from outside the sch..
i have been asking my economics teacher, and lol after 2 weeks, he answered "AEA economics doesn't exists" .........erm...maybe becoz our sch never had anyone doing it....Oh well, I will concentrate on those exams I have already got instead then, I need to strengthen my maths ability, else I think I will be the bottom bunch of people who take AEA maths lol...
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