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 Post subject: AS GRADES
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:29 pm 
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Hi all

My sister is not sure as to whether her daughter's AS grades counts towards the final exams, am not too sure myself but i know that she needs to do well in them for university admissions.

What do you think pls? thanks


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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 9:09 pm 
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Yes they do count - an AS is designed to be exactly half of an A level. In the UMS (Unified Mark Scheme) an AS is out of 300, an A2 another 300 so the final A level grade is based on total scores out of 600. The exact conversion of exam marks to UMS varies widely, and different modules are worth different UMS scores -

http://www.suttcold.bham.sch.uk/Website ... grades.pdf

Retakes (usually in January of Yr 13) are possible to improve the overall final mark but universities will probably have already seen the initial AS grades and might very well make offer decisions accordingly.


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Yes, they do count towards A2's.

Do well at AS and not too much pressure the following year.


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If she is aiming for A* at A2 she needs to do well enough at AS to give an overall A grade as well as the 90% at A2 - but that shouldn't be an issue if she is at that sort of level.


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A big thank you to all


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