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    As and A*s

    Last month, Angela's youngest daughter, 16-year-old Lisa, ran away from home to be with Glyn's father, Nigel, who, at 46, is precisely 30 years her senior. Lisa was due to sit her GCSEs this week and was expected to achieve a succession of As and A*s.
    Hi! What is difference from " A" and " A*"? I mean what " *" is ?

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    Re: As and A*s

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! What is difference from " A" and " A*"? I mean what " *" is ?
    I don't know unless the second one is supposed to be A+.


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    Re: As and A*s

    Thank you, RonBee.


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    Re: As and A*s

    In English education, final school examinations are graded A, B, C, D, A being best, D being lowest. Failed is rare.

    Owing to the way marking is now done, so many candidates were graded A that a new grade was introduced, A*.

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    Re: As and A*s

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    so many candidates were graded A that a new grade was introduced, A*.
    Anglika, thank you for your reply. And is grade 'A*' better than A? Is A* similar to A+? By the way, how to say "*"? A asterisk?

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    A star? That would be you, Soup.

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    Hello Soup, thank you. I got it.

    Here's an excerpt from the link you offered.
    The government's education policy was plunged into disarray yesterday after the Department for Education and Skills sought to play down claims of a damaging rift with Downing Street over plans to introduce an A* grade to single out the brightest students.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    A star? That would be you, Soup.

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