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1. For normal maths: 480UMS of which at least 180 are from C3+C4.

For further maths: 480UMS of which at least 270 UMS are from your top 3 A2 modules. (Doesn't have to include FP2 in the A2 modules, but has to be one your your 6 modules (with FP1 )).
2. (Original post by *MJ*)
Resits are permitted; atleast I think so, somebody may want to confirm this final point.

Yes they are
3. answer all the questions correctly

hope this helps x
4. This website has fanatastic resources to help you get that A*. Examiners use it alot apparently.
5. A* at A level from summer 2010

A* will be awarded at A level (but not at AS) to students cashing-in from summer 2010 onwards. The general principle is that achievement at A2 should be recognised, and so an A* will be awarded to students who achieve a grade A overall and 90% or more of the UMS on the A2 units (as an aggregate, not on each separate A2 unit).

However, since some Mathematics combinations have three A2 units and some have two A2 units, the A* will be awarded to students who have achieved a grade A overall (480 UMS or more) and 180 UMS or more on the total of their C3 and C4 units.

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).

For Further Mathematics (Additional), 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).

Examples:

Mathematics:

C1 = 90, C2 = 79, C3 = 95, C4 = 94, M1 = 87, M2 = 89 – total = 534 UMS, grade A* awarded

C1 = 70, C2 = 70, C3 = 93, C4 = 94, M1 = 77, S1 = 78 – total = 482 UMS, grade A* awarded

C1 = 95, C2 = 98, C3 = 92, C4 = 87, D1 = 87, D2 = 89 – total = 548 UMS, grade A awarded

C1 = 90, C2 = 92, C3 = 91, C4 = 92, M1 = 57, D1 = 58 – total = 479 UMS, grade B awarded

Further Mathematics:

FP1 = 93, FP2 = 91, S1 = 95, S2 = 91, D1 = 30, D2 = 89 – total 489 UMS, grade A* awarded

FP1 = 80, FP2 = 86, M2 = 94, M3 = 85, M4 = 88, M5 = 89 – total 512 UMS, grade A* awarded

As you can see, there will be some cases where a student with a high UMS score is awarded a grade A and a student with a relatively low UMS score is awarded a grade A* – but it’s to do with recognising performance on C3 and C4.

Source: http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce...px?notice=1649
6. Ok, I think the original question has been completely answered now.
7. (Original post by ScaryKid_ScaringKids)
You sure :s im hearing different answers from teachers, friends etc
I really hope its 80% overall but 90% A2
Anyone here doing C3 next week (20th)....i need to get A*
same here. ....and yes, 90% in C3 and C4......80% overall......
8. okay, just to settle an argument between me and my friend...can you for example get 70% in AS and 90% in A2 and still get an A*?
9. (Original post by apocalipse117)
okay, just to settle an argument between me and my friend...can you for example get 70% in AS and 90% in A2 and still get an A*?
Yes for further maths and most other A-levels, but not normal maths as you do 4AS modules, and 2 A2 modules.
10. (Original post by apocalipse117)
okay, just to settle an argument between me and my friend...can you for example get 70% in AS and 90% in A2 and still get an A*?
Yes
11. I would have got a fricking A* if I was born a year late
12. (Original post by Junker)
I would have got a fricking A* if I was born a year late
You can still get it re-certificated, I believe?

13. (Original post by starofale)
Yes they are
Is this true for all A-levels or just Mathematics.

Thanks.
14. So does this mean that it is easier to get an A* in Mathematics as opposed to other A Level subjects, due to you having less modules to get A* in?
15. (Original post by cpdavis)
So does this mean that it is easier to get an A* in Mathematics as opposed to other A Level subjects, due to you having less modules to get A* in?
Here lies the reason for the QCDA's plans to destroy A Level mathematics as we know it.
16. (Original post by Mr M)
Here lies the reason for the QCDA's plans to destroy A Level mathematics as we know it.
What do you mean, how are they going to change A Level Maths?
17. (Original post by cpdavis)
What do you mean, how are they going to change A Level Maths?
I don't imagine it will affect you as the changes start in 2012 but one of the reasons given was that people might say the A* is unfair.
18. Changes start 2010, shrinking to four modules I think from memory - 1 module will encapsulate bits of M,S and D
19. (Original post by OrangeStu)
Shawshank is misinformed

Its 80% overall for all modules, and 90% AGGREGATE from C3 and C4
youu mean 180 UMS aggregate?
20. (Original post by areyoucool/symmetrical?)
youu mean 180 UMS aggregate?
What's 90% of 200?

You don't do Maths do you?

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