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    (Original post by philip.gowland)
    yeah that sounds about right, wishing i were doing M1-5, mechanics is easy compared to stats
    lol no way...I find stats much easier! even though I got higher in M2 than S2!
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    (Original post by n_251)
    lol no way...I find stats much easier! even though I got higher in M2 than S2!
    ive only done m1 and it is simple, probably even easier than core 1
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    (Original post by philip.gowland)
    ive only done m1 and it is simple, probably even easier than core 1
    No way :nah:
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    (Original post by philip.gowland)
    ive only done m1 and it is simple, probably even easier than core 1
    Ok that is strange...M1 IS pretty easy but not as easy as C1...M2 is a bit of a step up but M3 is a real killer as far as I can see so far!
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    think its just that id covered pretty much all the stuff in physics, and tht im better at maths than when i did core 1
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    mechanics is absolutely solid, I hate it
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    SOrry as I know there's been threads about this before but I still don't really understand it! I was under the impression that (basically) you need to get 90% from A2 units and 80% from AS and A2 put together. Is that right?

    Because my french teacher recommended me to retake one of my AS units so that I improve my chances of an A* overall. In the AS I got 178/200... so I am failing to see how he's worked this out!!!

    Anyway in your opinions, is a retake worth it, does it improve my chances at all? I'm majorly confused, the percentages and averages give me a headache..:rolleyes:

    Cheers!
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    You are correct, your teacher appears to be mistaken. Re-taking an AS module will not improve your chance of scoring an A* :nah:
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    What do you have to get? 80pc from AS and 90pc from A2? Or can it be the other way around?
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    A* grade is a lie, dont listen to them.
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    isn't it along the lines of 90% overall with upwards of 90% in every A2 module?
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    (Original post by TheMeister)
    What do you have to get? 80pc from AS and 90pc from A2? Or can it be the other way around?
    80% overall (AS+A2) and 90% for A2

    So:

    79% overall and 100% at A2 = B grade
    100% AS and 85% A2 = A grade
    65% AS and 95% A2 = A* grade

    etc
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    80% overall (AS+A2) and 90% for A2

    So:

    79% overall and 100% at A2 = A grade
    100% AS and 85% A2 = A grade
    65% AS and 95% A2 = A* grade

    etc
    Thanks.
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    Thankyou! I thought I was right.

    Maybe he just wanted me to die of exam stress. It's not as if I don't have two oral exams in the space of one week already!
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    Resitting modules?

    You can still retake modules and get an A*. The A* grade results rule apply to the best result for each AS and A2 unit meaning that you can get this result at the first sitting or subsequent sittings



    is this true?(to someone that can confirm it, not kiddies that want it to be true xD)
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    (Original post by Malsy)

    Resitting modules?

    You can still retake modules and get an A*. The A* grade results rule apply to the best result for each AS and A2 unit meaning that you can get this result at the first sitting or subsequent sittings



    is this true?(to someone that can confirm it, not kiddies that want it to be true xD)
    http://www.edexcel.com/notices/Pages/a-star-grade.aspx

    It's what they state on their website so I would think it is :p:
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    I am doing M2, C3 and C4 for Maths, do I need to get 90%+ for all of them or just C3 and C4?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Just Core. And by the way it isn't 90% in both, you need to get 180/200 UMS between the two.
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    (Original post by milliondollarcorpse)
    Just Core. And by the way it isn't 90% in both, you need to get 180/200 UMS between the two.
    Ahh thanks a lot
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    Phew. What about Further Maths? Do you need 180/200 on FP2 and 3? What about if you are only doing one of them?

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