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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.
    Cheers. I wanted to know the same. What about If you retake any AS/A2 units would that make a difference ?
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    isnt it supposed to be 90% for all the A2 modules????
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    (Original post by bluemax)
    isnt it supposed to be 90% for all the A2 modules????
    You can chop and change modules around, so it's a bit unfair on people who are doing more difficult modules. C3 and C4 are the only definite A2 modules for maths, even if a third module contributes to it.
    It's just what has been decided.
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    How does the A* work for Further Maths A2 then?
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    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.
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    (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
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    (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).
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    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
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    (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.
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    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*?
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    (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..
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    I've made a...passable spreadsheet telling you if you'll be getting an A* or not.
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    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
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    (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%

    Please help me.

    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*
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    90% aggregate between c3 and c4 and an A for the course will get you an a*.
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    I made a thread about this recently:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...php?p=23242860

    you need 80% overall (AS + A2) but 90% in your A2
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    no
    you need above 90% in both c3 and c4
    not aggregately
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    Can an A* be achieved with resits?
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    (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.
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    GET 90 IN BOTH ! Problem solved

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