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1. Thank god for that, I can aim to get a very high score on C3, which allows me to get a mark lower then 90% on C4, which looks really hard.

EDIT: I was gonna post a thread but I'll just say it one here.

Basically, Im considering swapping around my modules.
Currently in Maths I have 289/300 and in Further Maths I have 253/300. I wanna swap D1 from Further Maths with S1 from Maths, which will mean i have:
Maths- 271/300
Further Maths - 272/300
Swapping modules will allow me to get 70% minimum in Further maths modules to get an A.
2. (Original post by MathsHamster)
Phew. What about Further Maths? Do you need 180/200 on FP2 and 3? What about if you are only doing one of them?
For further maths you need 270/300 out of your best three A2 modules (FP1/S1/M1/D1/NM count as AS modules).

(Original post by Liverpool F.C.™)
Cheers. I wanted to know the same. What about If you retake any AS/A2 units would that make a difference ?
Doesn't matter.

All info can be found here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...ths_A-level.3F
3. (Original post by mfc20)
How does the A* work for Further Maths A2 then?
For Further Mathematics, A* will be awarded to students who have achieved a grade A overall (480 UMS or more) and 270 UMS or more on their best three A2 units (whether pure or applications units).
4. i have an A already in maths but i want to make it into an A*
could i jst retake c4 in jan and achieve an A*
c1 94
c2 95
c3 85
c4 75
m1 78
s1 68
5. (Original post by maths-mental)
i have an A already in maths but i want to make it into an A*
could i jst retake c4 in jan and achieve an A*
c1 94
c2 95
c3 85
c4 75
m1 78
s1 68
You would have to get at least 95 though. Better to retake both in my opinion, i.e. C3 and C4.
6. I've got a question. In my chemistry and biology, I have a practical skills assessment worth 60 UMS out of 300 for my A2. Does this count towards the A* or is it just the actual written external exams that count towards the A*?
7. (Original post by v1oXx-)
I've got a question. In my chemistry and biology, I have a practical skills assessment worth 60 UMS out of 300 for my A2. Does this count towards the A* or is it just the actual written external exams that count towards the A*?
It also counts,the average of all three of them should be greater then 90..
8. I've made a...passable spreadsheet telling you if you'll be getting an A* or not.
Attached Files
9. A star.xlsx (12.5 KB, 241 views)
10. Okay sorry i dont understand. Some people say you need an average of 80% overall and 90% in c3 and c4. So in AS maths I can get in the three modules C1: 80% , M1: 60% C2: 80% and then in A2 get for the three modules I can get S1: 90% and in C3: 90% and C4: 90% and still get an A* for A level Maths?

Thank you again
11. (Original post by Somnos)
I need to get an A* for Maths (Edexcel) and i am currently in my second year of A levels. The modules that we have done and going to do are;

Core 1, Core 2, Core 3, Core 4, Statistics 1, and Mechanics 1.

I am a bit confused because some people say you need an overal 90% to get an A* and some say you need 90% UMS on each module.

These are my UMS by percentage so far;

C1: 95
C2: 84
S1: 89
So far thats 89.33%

you need an average of 90% in C3 and C4 and an average of 80% over the other 6 modules you do, so seen as you've not done C3 or C4, you dont know, but if u get a ums of 90 in them you should get ur a*
12. 90% aggregate between c3 and c4 and an A for the course will get you an a*.
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...php?p=23242860

you need 80% overall (AS + A2) but 90% in your A2
14. no
you need above 90% in both c3 and c4
not aggregately
15. Can an A* be achieved with resits?
16. (Original post by Somnos)
C1: 95
C2: 84
S1: 89
seeing as you need 180 in C3 and C4, let's assume you get 90 in both
C1: 95
C2: 84
C3: 90
C4: 90
S1: 89

meaning you would need 32 in M1.
17. GET 90 IN BOTH ! Problem solved
18. Does it not matter what you get in the applications then? Provided that you can average 80%?
19. (Original post by cambo211)
no
you need above 90% in both c3 and c4
not aggregately
not true, you can get 95 and 85
20. (Original post by Somnos)
Anum, thank you for your reply, but what do you mean by the other 6 modules is that including C3 and C4 or excluding because i am only doing 6 modules including C3 and C4 if that made sense.

so from what i understand i need 90% average UMS from C3 and C4 and an overall 80% UMS from C1, C2, S1, M1. And these UMS could be average so it doesn't necessarily need to be 90 or 80 UMS on each. so i could get 95 on C3 and 85 on C4
Yes.
Basically, for 6 modules, you need at least 480/600 UMS (which is 80% overall) and at least 180/200 UMS in C3-4 (which is 90% average).
21. (Original post by Progashman)
Can an A* be achieved with resits?
This, anyone?

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