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Salford_Boro Posted on 23/8 18:11
A*'s can some one please explaine

It's been a while since I've sat any exams and when I was a kid A*'s did not exisit, what exactly are they and what is the criteria to gain this result?

juninho_is_god Posted on 23/8 18:12
re: A*'s can some one please explaine

Its basically a top graded A. Not sure about exact percentages (and could vary for different subjects), but 6 years ago it was 80%+

Salford_Boro Posted on 23/8 18:14
re: A*'s can some one please explaine

right nice one JIS. i thought it was something like you scored 1005 on your exams/causeowrk

lavo_boro Posted on 23/8 18:23
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for the A*s i got u had to get over 90%

Grrreds Posted on 23/8 18:26
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its alla load of bollox isn't it.

The top grade should be A
lower level pass should be B and C
D and worse is a fail.

simple.

How much further does this making kids feel good have to go. A* infckindeed.

danboro0902 Posted on 23/8 18:28
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lavo_boro Posted on 23/8 18:23
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for the A*s i got u had to get over 90%




That was obviously not for English then, wozzit?

Elron_Hubbard Posted on 23/8 18:32
re: A*'s can some one please explaine

An A* in English is for people who can spell "explain".

sasboro Posted on 23/8 18:34
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why not just knock all the grades down one?

ie an A* becomes A,A becomes B, B becomes C..and so on

Salford_Boro Posted on 23/8 19:03
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EH I can't argue with that can i.

i'm hanging my head in shame

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SophieBoro Posted on 23/8 19:12
re: A*'s can some one please explain

I quite like the A* - although really the whole grading system should be changed. There is not a * option at A-level, and its a bit annoying when you get 100% on an exam and get the same grade as somebody who got about %80 (or sometimes even lower)

SirLofty Posted on 23/8 19:16
re: A*'s can some one please explain

In my Maths exam you had to score 95% to gain and A*

Salford_Boro Posted on 23/8 19:20
re: A*'s can some one please explain

Thanks everyone that makes it a bit more clear for me.

well done to everyone today, if you did not get the results you wanted it's not the end of the world. there's always re-sits or just take stock and re-asses your options. thre's always other options to get to where you need to be

Bacchanalia Posted on 23/8 19:45
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The A* is the equivalent of turning it up to 11.

bblf Posted on 23/8 19:59
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Thats what my season ticket is A*