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    (Original post by AnonyMatt)
    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.
    I thought the A* will only work on AS student next year....
    Does it mean that being a AS student right now, i can get it in A2 next year and some uni will send out conditional offers based on this grade?
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    (Original post by shirotashine)
    I thought the A* will only work on AS student next year....
    Does it mean that being a AS student right now, i can get it in A2 next year and some uni will send out conditional offers based on this grade?
    Yes and Yes
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    for any oxbridge candidates don't be suprised if you get an offer that includes an A* e.g. A*AA for medicine starting from 2010 admissions
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    (Original post by s.sarwar7)
    for any oxbridge candidates don't be suprised if you get an offer that includes and A* e.g. A*AA for medicine starting from 2010 admissions
    Nevermind just medicine, Cambridge wants an A*AA for everything.
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    (Original post by HighSkies)
    Nevermind just medicine, Cambridge wants an A*AA for everything.
    I didn't know that I thought it was only for selected degrees.
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    (Original post by s.sarwar7)
    I didn't know that I thought it was only for selected degrees.
    All courses have this new 'standard offer', but some colleges have said they will not be giving out offers with A*s in them.

    Oxford (or the majority of colleges, St. Hugh's definitely isn't) won't be using them at all.

    Imperial will be using them for some, generally science-y stuff.

    Don't forget that you can be asked to get more than one A*.
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    (Original post by AnonyMatt)
    All courses have this new 'standard offer', but some colleges have said they will not be giving out offers with A*s in them.

    Oxford (or the majority of colleges, St. Hugh's definitely isn't) won't be using them at all.

    Imperial will be using them for some, generally science-y stuff.

    Don't forget that you can be asked to get more than one A*.
    jeez, i swear the highest offer for 2010 will be A*AA
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    (Original post by s.sarwar7)
    jeez, i swear the highest offer for 2010 will be A*AA
    No, any university is well within their rights to give the highest possible offer.
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    hopefully as its the first year they won't be harsh
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    (Original post by s.sarwar7)
    jeez, i swear the highest offer for 2010 will be A*AA
    Imperial College London
    Mathematics and Computer Science
    A*A*A
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/computing...s/requirements


    Churchill College, Cambridge
    Law
    A*A*AA
    http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/admissions/...g/courses/law/
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    I'm starting sixth form this september does the A* apply to me as people are saying 2010 but does it actually start in 2009?
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    (Original post by Degausser)
    There's nothing else to get. It's a flawed system.
    I don't think it's flawed at all. The whole point is to stop someone getting really high grades in their AS levels and then slacking off in A2 and still getting an A. As someone said up there, when the A grade was highest, you could get 95% in AS and 65% in A2 and still have an A.
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    I don't think it's flawed at all. The whole point is to stop someone getting really high grades in their AS levels and then slacking off in A2 and still getting an A. As someone said up there, when the A grade was highest, you could get 95% in AS and 65% in A2 and still have an A.
    That merely highlights the old system is flawed aswell, not that the A* isn't.
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    I really think that it should be 90% or above overall the whole a level for an A*, right now it seems like a slightly boosted A grade than a seperate grade.
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    (Original post by Unknown?)
    I'm starting sixth form this september does the A* apply to me as people are saying 2010 but does it actually start in 2009?
    It applies to full A levels that are awarded from 2010. So yes it applies to you.
 
 
 
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