# How is it decided which AS modules count for furthe maths and which for maths?

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Last year I did C1, C2, M1, S1, FP1, D1. I know FP1 wil definitely count for further but how is it decided which other two? I need 480 UMS for A* wil they be chosen optimally so that I get A*s in maths and further maths or is there a different system?
Thanks guys
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6 years ago
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Yes they have a system that gives priority to your maths grade before you further maths grade, I can't remember exactly how it works but it's like this, you will get an A in M and a B in FM rather than the other way around, or if you have enough ums for an A* in FM but it would mean you got a B in M you wouldn't get the A* you would get A in M and A in FM for example. I'm sure it's explained better on their website but you hopefully get the idea.

Basically though they give you the best grades you can get with your module results.
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6 years ago
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(Original post by mrno1324)
Last year I did C1, C2, M1, S1, FP1, D1. I know FP1 wil definitely count for further but how is it decided which other two? I need 480 UMS for A* wil they be chosen optimally so that I get A*s in maths and further maths or is there a different system?
Thanks guys
It's summarised here:

Basically all core modules must go towards single maths, and all further pure modules have to go towards further maths.

Sorry if I'm not being clear, I find it hard to explain
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6 years ago
#4
do like modules need to be paired (for example M1 and M2)
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6 years ago
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(Original post by Maths g-d)
do like modules need to be paired (for example M1 and M2)
No they don't, the possible combinations for single maths are given on the link in my last post
Any combination from:
C1, C2, C3, C4, S1, S2
C1, C2, C3, C4, M1, M2
C1, C2, C3, C4, D1, D2
C1, C2, C3, C4, S1, M1
C1, C2, C3, C4, S1, D1
C1, C2, C3, C4, M1, D1

Essentially any combination with all the core modules and no FP modules

Further maths takes anything except from the core modules, and you must have the FP modules:

"A candidate may certificate AS Further Mathematics with any combination of three units which doesnot include C1-C4 but does include at least one Further Pure unit (FP1, FP2, etc.).*A candidate may certificate A level Further Mathematics with any combination of six units which doesnot include C1-C4 but does include at least two Further Pure units ( FP1, FP2, etc.) and a total of atleast three A2 units."
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(Original post by Zaffre)
No they don't, the possible combinations for single maths are given on the link in my last post
Any combination from:
C1, C2, C3, C4, S1, S2
C1, C2, C3, C4, M1, M2
C1, C2, C3, C4, D1, D2
C1, C2, C3, C4, S1, M1
C1, C2, C3, C4, S1, D1
C1, C2, C3, C4, M1, D1

Essentially any combination with all the core modules and no FP modules

Further maths takes anything except from the core modules, and you must have the FP modules:

"A candidate may certificate AS Further Mathematics with any combination of three units which doesnot include C1-C4 but does include at least one Further Pure unit (FP1, FP2, etc.).*A candidate may certificate A level Further Mathematics with any combination of six units which doesnot include C1-C4 but does include at least two Further Pure units ( FP1, FP2, etc.) and a total of atleast three A2 units."
Don't M3 and S3 have to count for further maths?
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6 years ago
#7
(Original post by mrno1324)
Don't M3 and S3 have to count for further maths?
Oh sorry, I didn't realise you were considering those modules! Unfortunately I don't know too much about how that works as my college doesn't teach them

All I can gather is from the link I posted, which implies that they would count towards further maths. I'm not 100% sure though, sorry!
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6 years ago
#8
(Original post by mrno1324)
Don't M3 and S3 have to count for further maths?
Yes
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6 years ago
#9
For further maths you're not allowed to use any 1 modules (apart from fp1 obviously) and to gain an A* you must get over 270 across 3 '3 or 4' modules, I think
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#10
(Original post by Zaffre)
Oh sorry, I didn't realise you were considering those modules! Unfortunately I don't know too much about how that works as my college doesn't teach them

All I can gather is from the link I posted, which implies that they would count towards further maths. I'm not 100% sure though, sorry!
Fair enough, cheers.
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