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# OCR Maths Modules watch

1. With my further maths A level, I have done 3 modules FP1, S1 and D1. This summer I am doing FP2, D2 and S2.
Would I be allowed to put FP1, S1 and S2 as my AS level and have FP2, D1 and D2 as my A level if it is the difference between an A* and an A?

So would I be allowed;

AS: FP1, S1, S2 (done this year) A2: FP2, D1 (done last year), D2

Thanks
2. From what I've see, the three modules which contribute to the 90% average for an A* have to be A2 modules (M2, S2, D2, FP2 and above) so the combination you're suggesting would not be possible.

However, you didn't mention the marks you got for maths a-level. When they work out the final grades, core modules have to count towards maths and further pure modules have to count towards further maths. Then, they rearrange the applied modules in the following way:
1. Arrange them so as to give the highest possible grade for maths
2. Arrange them so as to give the lowest possible UMS mark for maths, but keeping the same grade, so that the grade for further maths is as high as possible without reducing the grade for maths.

Therefore, it may be possible for your maths modules to help you get an A* in further maths.
3. (Original post by ttoby)
From what I've see, the three modules which contribute to the 90% average for an A* have to be A2 modules (M2, S2, D2, FP2 and above) so the combination you're suggesting would not be possible.

However, you didn't mention the marks you got for maths a-level. When they work out the final grades, core modules have to count towards maths and further pure modules have to count towards further maths. Then, they rearrange the applied modules in the following way:
1. Arrange them so as to give the highest possible grade for maths
2. Arrange them so as to give the lowest possible UMS mark for maths, but keeping the same grade, so that the grade for further maths is as high as possible without reducing the grade for maths.

Therefore, it may be possible for your maths modules to help you get an A* in further maths.

Pretty much. The modules are arranged to give you the highest possible grade in maths, then the highest possible grade in further maths. Your maths grade will not be compromised to boost your further maths grade, ie. you would get AU instead of BE or BD.
After this is done, the best three modules from the six that make up further maths are the three that count towards your further maths A*. These need to average 90%.

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