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1. Which modules contribute towards A* in Further Mathematics?
I wonder if one of you on here could help me on this.

I know that the A* grade is awarded on 90% on 3 A2 modules.

I'm taking OCR (non-MEI) Further Maths A-Level. My strength in mathematics lies in applied modules not in pure modules, so would it be possible to get an A* getting an average of 90% across S2, M2 and M3? Or (like in A level maths, where C3 and C4 are vital) do you have to have a 'core' module [i.e. FP2 or FP3] making up the 90% average - that is an average of 90% across FP2, S2, M2 (etc).

My situation is that my best modules will probably be...

AS - FP1, D1

A2 - FP2, M2, M3, S2

I reckon I've only got a high B/low A on FP2, but that I've got over 90% average on my applied modules.

Our teacher seems to think that one of FP2 or FP3 is required in the 90% average

Thanks in advance for whoever replies to this!
2. Re: Which modules contribute towards A* in Further Mathematics?
As far as I know, the 90% average would have to include any Further Pure A2 modules you're looking to cash in, so for your case you'd have FP2 and two applied modules making up your A2 Further Maths grade and then the remaining A2 module would actually be cashed in for AS Further Maths.

EDIT: My A-level maths was done with AQA so I could be entirely wrong.
Last edited by HouseStark; 06-07-2012 at 20:52.
3. Re: Which modules contribute towards A* in Further Mathematics?
You HAVE to take either FP2/3 BUT the average can be across any 3 A2 modules. So if you get 90% average in M2, M3 and S2 but a low mark, say an E, in FP2 and your entire course average is above 80% you still get the A*.

Source: My friend who got A* in Further Maths wouldn't have averaged 90 UMS for A2 if FP2 had to be considered.
Last edited by Like_A_G6; 06-07-2012 at 20:52.
4. Re: Which modules contribute towards A* in Further Mathematics?
(Original post by HouseStark)
As far as I know, the 90% average would have to include any Further Pure A2 modules you're looking to cash in, so for your case you'd have FP2 and two applied modules making up your A2 Further Maths grade and then the remaining A2 module would actually be cashed in for AS Further Maths.

EDIT: My A-level maths was done with AQA so I could be entirely wrong.

(Original post by Like_A_G6)
You HAVE to take either FP2/3 BUT the average can be across any 3 A2 modules. So if you get 90% average in M2, M3 and S2 but a low mark, say an E, in FP2 and your entire course average is above 80% you still get the A*.

Source: My friend who got A* in Further Maths wouldn't have averaged 90 UMS for A2 if FP2 had to be considered.
Thanks for replying so quickly guys!

I took both FP2 and FP3 so that shouldn't be a problem. I hope it is as "Like_A_G6" thinks, and that, so long as my Further Pure A2 module gives me an A grade overall, they will take the average of my 3 applied A2 modules. I stand a reasonable chance then!

My teacher seems to agree with HouseStark though.. :/
5. Re: Which modules contribute towards A* in Further Mathematics?
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...for_an_A.2A.3F

For the Further Maths A-level (and presumably the Additional Further Maths A-level too), the best three A2 units will contribute to the A* grade conditions. This means that of the 6 units in Further Maths, the top 3 A2 units must have a total of over 270 UMS (i.e. an average of over 90%). A2 units for Further Maths are classed as FP2 and above, and all the 2nd applied units and above (i.e. M2, M3, M4, M5, S2, S3, S4, D2, DC, NC, DE). FP1 is classed as an AS unit and therefore wouldn't count towards the 270 UMS required for the A*.
6. Re: Which modules contribute towards A* in Further Mathematics?
Thanks for putting my mind at rest!
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