Advanced search

what are the points equivalent to A level grades?

(11 Posts)
brimfull Mon 19-Oct-09 20:52:39



Lilymaid Mon 19-Oct-09 20:55:29

UCAS points for A2?
A =120
B - 100
C= 80
D = 60
E = 40
But I don't know what the new A* will be - perhaps 140?

brimfull Mon 19-Oct-09 20:58:09

yes A2

so if requirements are 300 points from 3 Alevels ,that means a minimum of 3 B's I guess

Lilymaid Mon 19-Oct-09 23:21:04

300 points = BBB or ABC or anything better - often a particular grade in a relevant A Level may be specified.

violetqueen Tue 20-Oct-09 17:41:41

ok - this'll show how dumb I am but...
does the AS amount to 50% of the whole A2 ?

So if you got a C at AS level how well would you have to do when taking your A2 to bring your A2 exam up to B ??
Assume that if you got a C at AS ,you'd have to get A's in your A2 exam to get a B .

Lilymaid Tue 20-Oct-09 19:58:41

Violet - at A2 the total marks for all AS modules and A2 modules for the subject will be added up and a grade given from that total (480+ for an A; 420+ for a B; 360+ for a C.
Don't forget too that most students have the opportunity to retake modules so often AS modules are retaken in January of the A2 year to get more marks.

violetqueen Tue 20-Oct-09 20:11:50

Thanks Lilymaid - that makes sense !

violetqueen Wed 28-Oct-09 09:00:03

Oh I feel so dense ,please forgive me.
Realise that I've somehow been confusing the UCAS tarif ( though I do vaguely get the concept of UMS ) with results at AS and A2.
But Lillymaid now I've looked again at son's marks at AS ,I can see that they are out of 300.
so wouldn't figures you give for A2 ,eg 480 for an A ,be 600 for an A ???

Or have I got it all wrong again ?

Lilymaid Wed 28-Oct-09 11:05:31

Violet = 600 is the total number of marks available. Anything from 480 (combined A" and AS marks) is an A, and I think that any total mark from 540 will be an A*.

webwiz Wed 28-Oct-09 12:49:08

The A* will work slightly differently - all the A2 modules need to be over 90% rather than just getting that as an average (just in case it wasn't confusing enough!) so you could get a total mark of above 540 and it not be an A*.

violetqueen Sat 31-Oct-09 09:42:59

Thanks guys.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: