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    Also, is anyone going to be able to get an A* this August 20th?
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    A-level

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    (Original post by s.sarwar7)
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    Also, is anyone going to be able to get an A* this August 20th?
    A* in AS is for people starting in 2010
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    A-level, 2010, and no.
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    I couldn't even understand the question at first, but yes - it's A-level and 2010.
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    You can't get A* at AS, you can only get it at A2 .. from 2010 onwards.
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    ok thanks, but if you can't get A* in AS level how will you be differentiated by other people with A's when applying?
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    Isn't this an original thread..
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    A levels from 2010 onwards.

    Not AS (year 12)
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    To be able to go for the A* at A2 you need an A at AS in that subject
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    (Original post by MaccyG)
    To be able to go for the A* at A2 you need an A at AS in that subject
    Not necessarily...as long as you get over 80% overall, and 90% in A2, you get the A*. So you could get a B at AS and still get the A* if you really pulled it up in Y13. Of course it's less likely but possible.
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    really? I thought you have get 90% or more mean score with all modules combined?
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    Requirements to achieve an A* (at A2-level from 2010 onwards):


    • 80%+ UMS overall the entire A-level (AS+A2)
    • 90%+ UMS at A2


    This means you can get as little as 60% at AS (so long as you get 100% at A2).
    awsome thanks
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    So in theory, a B or C at AS could then have certain modules re-sat, thus leading to an A* at A2?
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    so technically someone who gets 100% AS and 89% A2 will get an A and someone who gets 70%AS and 90%A2 will get an A*?
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    (Original post by s.sarwar7)
    ok thanks, but if you can't get A* in AS level how will you be differentiated by other people with A's when applying?
    Predicted grades.
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    (Original post by Sparta)
    So in theory, a B or C at AS could then have certain modules re-sat, thus leading to an A* at A2?
    Theoretically, a B or C at AS wouldn't have to resit AS units, as long as they get 90% to 100% at A2.

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    so technically someone who gets 100% AS and 89% A2 will get an A and someone who gets 70%AS and 90%A2 will get an A*?
    :yes: That's the system.
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    (Original post by michaelyus)
    Theoretically, a B or C at AS wouldn't have to resit AS units, as long as they get 90% to 100% at A2.


    :yes: That's the system.
    ??But it is STUPID! Or I don't get something?
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    (Original post by Badion)
    ??But it is STUPID! Or I don't get something?
    There's nothing else to get. It's a flawed system.
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    (Original post by Badion)
    ??But it is STUPID! Or I don't get something?

    It's not stupid.
    What's stupid is awarding people who got 95% at AS and 65% at A2 an A grade.

    It's fair, and any university that is expecting A* candidates will either have access to module scores anyway, or will have rejected candidates because they didn't get an A at AS.
 
 
 
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