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# How to get an A grade watch

1. So you have to sit 6 modules,
C1, C2, M1 = AS 50%
C3, C4, S1 = A2 50%

So if you averaging 80% in each module for AS and then times by 0.5 and then do the same for A2 and times by 0.5, thats around 80% which is an A right?
2. Yes, 80% is an A. If you are averaging that across all modules, then you will get an A...
3. yes
4. I don't quite see what you asking .

If you needed to check that 80%*0.5 + 80%*0.5 = 80%, you probably won't get an A.

Getting a low A at maths is relativly straightforward. most of the questions are the same format as previous years, so just learn the method, not much knowledge actually required, unless you are after a high A.
5. Sorry what im asking is: For A level maths is 80% overall always an A grade, so there is no fluctuation in that percentage over the years?
6. Yes, each module is equally weighted (for maths anyway) from AS to A2. 100 UMS per module, 300UMS in AS + 300UMS in A2 gives 600 overall UMS. You need 80% of that overall.
7. No, that's the scaled (UMS). The raw percentage will vary greatly per-module. My M2 was 42/72 for an A (it was a total joke of a paper), whereas some C4 modules have been in the 85% range.
8. (Original post by HaNzY)
Yes, 80% is an A. If you are averaging that across all modules, then you will get an A...
LOL! and its for maths too
9. sorry to hijiack thread but:
C1: 80
C2: 100
C3: 85
C4: 65
M1: 85
M2: 78
would be an A right (adds up to 493)?
i.e. It doesn't matter the modules gotten the 80%+ in
10. (Original post by JacobM)
C1: 80
C2: 100
C3: 85
C4: 65
M1: 85
M2: 78
would be an A right (adds up to 493)?
i.e. It doesn't matter the modules gotten the 80%+ in
Yep, 480 is an A so 493 is fine
11. i forgive u
12. (Original post by Virgil)
Sorry what im asking is: For A level maths is 80% overall always an A grade, so there is no fluctuation in that percentage over the years?
Yes, every year it has been 480 (80% of 600) for an A.
13. (Original post by HaNzY)
Yes, every year it has been 480 (80% of 600) for an A.
FML
14. (Original post by SouthernFreerider)
If you needed to check that 80%*0.5 + 80%*0.5 = 80%, you probably won't get an A.
15. (Original post by Virgil)
FML
Why, is it not looking like you will achieve that??
16. pretty much, so far I have 81 in C1, 74 in C2 (which I resat on friday and think I did worse, i was seriously confident and quite looking forward to the exam because I thought i revised really well, paced my self with exam papers since 2005, then just went bottoms up in the exam)
17. I still have C3, S1, M1 to sit next week then C4 in summer + resits
18. (Original post by HaNzY)
Why, is it not looking like you will achieve that??
Sorry I forgot to quote u
19. I find that I suffer from exam nerves alot and that I can do really well at home but just screw up in the exam hall, I think its just that in each paper there are a few tricks and rephrasing of questions that I panic on. Im thinking would it be a good idea to try other exam boards papers, like try a few Edexcel papers to get used to some different style questions? Any tips would be great thank you

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