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    (Original post by electriic_ink)
    What's 90% of 200?

    You don't do Maths do you?
    sadly i do - just wouldve made more sense cos you confused me
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    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.
    A Level Maths has been "unfair" for years. It's the only A Level you can pass with 4 AS and 2 A2 modules.

    They should just make it so that A* in Maths is awarded based on 90% in C3, C4 and your best Mechanics/Stats module. Then no one could complain.
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    (Original post by OrangeStu)
    Changes start 2010, shrinking to four modules I think from memory - 1 module will encapsulate bits of M,S and D
    Nope.
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    (Original post by electriic_ink)
    A Level Maths has been "unfair" for years. It's the only A Level you can pass with 4 AS and 2 A2 modules.
    And here is Reason 2 on the QCDA list. Is it "Family Fortunes" night or something?
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    80% in AS and 90% in A2 and over 80% overall
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    Can someone just confirm - and i would like to see the source - that retakes are permitted?

    I was told this originally, but i would to see some concrete stuff please
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    Someone downloaded a load of stuff from different exam boards and none mentioned that retakes weren't permitted. I got predicted A* maths, which I can only get with retakes, so I'm presuming it's still possible.
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    (Original post by mollyyy)
    Someone downloaded a load of stuff from different exam boards and none mentioned that retakes weren't permitted. I got predicted A* maths, which I can only get with retakes, so I'm presuming it's still possible.
    fair enough - the exams don't prohibit you from resetting to get a grade A, so why should they start doing it, to get an A*?
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    Haha yeah. I almost wish A* didn't exist for A level, then I could be happy with an A and wouldn't be seen as really geeky for retaking an A.
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    (Original post by *MJ*)
    Is this true for all A-levels or just Mathematics.

    Thanks.
    Yes, its true for all A levels
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    And here is Reason 2 on the QCDA list. Is it "Family Fortunes" night or something?
    I don't get this reason.

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    (Original post by electriic_ink)
    I don't get this reason.

    It doesn't matter. On 'Family Fortunes' contestants were asked if they could guess an answer given to a question posed to 100 people in a street survey.

    QCDA = 100 people
    Contestant = you

    QCDA are using the 4 AS and 2 A2 argument to attempt to scrap A Level mathematics as we know it.
 
 
 
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