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1. Hi,

I sat the d1 paper today and I did so crap, I know I have a U because I could only get 20 marks.

C1-65
C2- SORRY CORE 2 is 65 UMS
D1-0
S1-65
C3- predicted 65 UMS
C4-predicted 62 UMS

^ Hypothetically speaking if I get those predicted UMS in c3 c4 are my chances of a C at a level maths gone?
2. (Original post by Byronicboy)
Hi,

I sat the d1 paper today and I did so crap, I know I have a U because I could only get 20 marks.

C1-65
C2-62
D1-0
S1-65
C3- predicted 65 UMS
C4-predicted 62 UMS

^ Hypothetically speaking if I get those predicted UMS in c3 c4 are my chances of a C at a level maths gone?
You'd either get a very high D or a low C. You'll still get some UMS from D1 and maybe more than you think in C3/C4.

Good luck! and if it goes well on results day, I'd be interested to see how you actually did.
3. (Original post by SeanFM)
You'd either get a very high D or a low C. You'll still get some UMS from D1 and maybe more than you think in C3/C4.

Good luck! and if it goes well on results day, I'd be interested to see how you actually did.
How many UMS for 20 marks in D1? Is there a chance of evening getting a C? Realistically speaking I cannot hack the maths in c3/c4 I'm getting C's in the past papers. I really need a C
4. If you get that predicted UMS, you will get a D overall.

You will need to get an average of 84+ in C3 and C4 to get a C overall.
5. (Original post by klosovic)
If you get that predicted UMS, you will get a D overall.

You will need to get an average of 84+ in C3 and C4 to get a C overall.

Oh no! How many marks in 84 UMS?
6. (Original post by Byronicboy)
How many UMS for 20 marks in D1? Is there a chance of evening getting a C? Realistically speaking I cannot hack the maths in c3/c4 I'm getting C's in the past papers. I really need a C
Check out past grade boundaries and see how much 20 gets you. But to be honest, the focus should be more on doing as well as you can in C3/C4. There is definitely getting a chance of a C, but it'll depend on how you do in the remaining exams.
7. (Original post by Byronicboy)
Oh no! How many marks in 84 UMS?
it changes every year. Search on google for your exam board's UMS calculator.

Also now you have edited C2 to 65 you will only need to average 82.5+ UMS in C3 and 4
8. (Original post by SeanFM)
Check out past grade boundaries and see how much 20 gets you. But to be honest, the focus should be more on doing as well as you can in C3/C4. There is definitely getting a chance of a C, but it'll depend on how you do in the remaining exams.

It says U is 0 UMS
9. (Original post by Byronicboy)
It says U is 0 UMS
the UMS gets you the grade, not the grade gives you the UMS.

So you most likely have some UMS in D1.
10. (Original post by klosovic)
the UMS gets you the grade, not the grade gives you the UMS.

So you most likely have some UMS in D1.

I've got 20 marks in d1 how many UMS ?
11. (Original post by Byronicboy)
It says U is 0 UMS
Just because you get a U with 20/75 raw marks, doesn't mean you get 0 UMS! In 2015 for example, 20 marks was 20 UMS.

So combine that, and if you try to get more marks in C3/C4 then it is very possible to get a C overall.
12. (Original post by Byronicboy)
I've got 20 marks in d1 how many UMS ?
probably around 15-25 but depends how hard the paper was.
13. (Original post by Byronicboy)
How many UMS for 20 marks in D1? Is there a chance of evening getting a C? Realistically speaking I cannot hack the maths in c3/c4 I'm getting C's in the past papers. I really need a C
You still have plenty of time until C3 & C4, get your head down, use all 24 hours of the day properly. Concentrate on your weak topics watch videos on them in examsolutions, always work on your weaknesses, don't do questions that you always get right, that's waste of time. You can get 100 UMS in C3 & C4 if you really want it.
14. (Original post by klosovic)
If you get that predicted UMS, you will get a D overall.

You will need to get an average of 84+ in C3 and C4 to get a C overall.
I would agree to this
15. Thanks everyone for your help!!! I will start on past papers now.
16. One question: how many marks do I need to secure for c3/c4 for a C
17. Last year, 36 marks was 40 UMS and 0 marks was 0 UMS. Therefore 20 marks would be somewhere in between. Anyway, you have probably done better than you think in D1.
18. (Original post by Byronicboy)
One question: how many marks do I need to secure for c3/c4 for a C
C overall or C in those papers? For the papers, look at grade boundaries.

E.g. https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...Boundaries.pdf
19. (Original post by Lozzie97)
C overall or C in those papers? For the papers, look at grade boundaries.

E.g. https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...Boundaries.pdf
C in those papers
20. (Original post by Byronicboy)
One question: how many marks do I need to secure for c3/c4 for a C
It is different for every paper, as i said search google for your exam board's UMS calculator.

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