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    As far as i know, the A* system goes like this:
    you CANNOT get any A*s in AS, but only in A level.
    Only ones who receive such and such mark that fits in A boundary in A1, can proceed in chance of getting an A* in A2 by scoring higher than 90%.

    Im sure this is about right,

    then someone told me that the system has changed AGAIN
    and now you CAN get A*s in AS as well, otherwise the universities won't be able to distinguish the 'clever' people out of the 'good' people if such system is only to be in force for A2, AFTER the offers are given out.

    any thoughts?

    i just read what i've written and i don't even know what im on about so i would be very grateful and surprised if any of you did, and gave me an answer. thanks!
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    I seriously doubt they will change it so quickly, do you have a source? It could be true but unless it's from the exam board itself I wouldn't take it too seriously if I were you.
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    universities can distinguish between people. They could ask for module scores, and then looking at predictions, means they can give offers to the right people.

    What is your source for this change?
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    You still can't get A* grades at AS... if your source is hearsay, I'd reject it.
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    You cannot get A* for AS.

    The system has not changed.
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    I doubt it has changed. Firstly, the A* relies on stretch-and-challenge questions of which there were none at AS this year (I assume you are saying people who have taken their AS this summer can get A*s). Secondly, I sincerely doubt they would change the system so soon after introducing a new one. Especially, as no one has been eligible for the original set of A*s yet!
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    thank you very much you guys! yes it was a hearsay from my friend, but i just wanted to check.
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    (Original post by PJ991)
    universities can distinguish between people. They could ask for module scores, and then looking at predictions, means they can give offers to the right people.
    This...let's be honest, A*s a basically unecessary, givent that they can already see the marks - the only role it serves is to give morons like myself a higher target to aim for, otherwise id probably settle for 80% and an A when i could push myself to an A*, and also for lazy application tutors at uni's who can't be bothered to check all the marks and would rather just cut off those without A*s to start with (which is potentially harsh for a student, who say, gets 89% in all A2 modules, in all subjects compared to one who gets 80% in all subject modules bar one subject where they get 91%))
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    why are people so gullible?:sigh:
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    No, as far as I'm aware the A* system has not and will not change for some time yet. A*s will be awarded as A2 grades only. In order for the top universities to distinguish between the best candidates on the basis of AS grades, universities are fully in their own right to ask for a breakdown of module marks. A2 predictions of, say, A*AA will also be taken into account by the likes of Oxbridge now.
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    Your source is a fool.
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    This just puts extra pressure on candidates :'(
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    Question - if your school does not cash in AS Grades, does that mean you will be frowned upon when not declaring results?

    Also, can unis still request AS module marks/grades if they haven't been cashed in? (aka, pending on UCAS).

    Thanks.
 
 
 
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