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1. Re: How hard is it to get an A* in A level Maths?
(Original post by Tomcrease)
I agree that if you do further maths you will be good at maths, no argument that's why the A* percent is so ridiculously high for that.

You're probably right, but it just means if you are good at maths then you stand a good chance of the A*.
Yeah, there's a lot less uncertainty. If you prepare (I mean one but it sounds silly) well enough, then you should manage it.

Is physics high on the list? It ought to be! The 90% mark (averaged from the last few years) on our final paper is 75/100!
2. Re: How hard is it to get an A* in A level Maths?
(Original post by E13)
Yeah, there's a lot less uncertainty. If you prepare (I mean one but it sounds silly) well enough, then you should manage it.

Is physics high on the list? It ought to be! The 90% mark (averaged from the last few years) on our final paper is 75/100!
Physics was moderate, about 10% I think, above average, but not in the realms of maths computing was loowww, lowest I could find (I didn't look through many). Also, a surprising amount of people (about 60%) got a U in maths AEA
3. Re: How hard is it to get an A* in A level Maths?
(Original post by Tomcrease)
Physics was moderate, about 10% I think, above average, but not in the realms of maths computing was loowww, lowest I could find (I didn't look through many). Also, a surprising amount of people (about 60%) got a U in maths AEA
So people basically do really well or really badly, but seemingly not in between!

Edit: Just realised what AEA is. Doh. I guess quite a lot of people have to get a U or it wouldn't distinguish between them.
Last edited by E13; 05-08-2012 at 23:27.
4. Re: How hard is it to get an A* in A level Maths?
(Original post by E13)
Yeah, there's a lot less uncertainty. If you prepare (I mean one but it sounds silly) well enough, then you should manage it.

Is physics high on the list? It ought to be! The 90% mark (averaged from the last few years) on our final paper is 75/100!
Wow, Thats quite good, so basically to get an A* you only need to get at least 75%. So how many marks would you need for full ums?
5. Re: How hard is it to get an A* in A level Maths?
(Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
Wow, Thats quite good, so basically to get an A* you only need to get at least 75%. So how many marks would you need for full ums?
OCR don't give any info about that, but I think it's meant to be the same as the gap between 80% and 90% on top, so anywhere between 82% and 90%

Edit: There is an upwards trend in the number of marks you need to get, so check before you do your exams, and they vary from specification to specification and module to module, obvs.
6. Re: How hard is it to get an A* in A level Maths?
(Original post by HighwayUnicorn)
It's quite synyoptic as a subject, but as long as you understand everything and are good at applying I'd say it's pretty easy. Precision is the key.

But as with all subjects, you need to reallyenjoy Maths to pull it off.
I think this is my problem in Maths!