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    I'm currently doing Further Maths (Edexcel) and I need to get an A for uni, preferably an A*.

    In January I did 3 exams-

    FP1 - 93/100
    S2 - 83/100
    M2 - 70/100

    This adds up to at total of 246 UMS, which is just an A in FM AS. In June i'll be doing FP2, FP3 and S3 (I havnt even started doing any FP3 and S3 yet!). Basically, that means that I need to get a minimum of 234 UMS to get an A. So, should I resit M2 to increase my chances of getting an A? I feel as if I should but it just means a lot more work.

    Thanks for your time, it is much appreciated.
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    Depends how good you are at Mechanics. Do you think you can improve the M2 to 80 UMS or have you reached your limit?

    On the face of it I vote that you resit so that later on you have no regrets...

    M2 is something that will eventually click in time, as you've already done it once (and hopefully will spend some time practicing and revising for again) you'll probably be MUCH more confident with it if you take it again.
    I'm sure if you were able to get 70% first time you could easily improve that to a 90% with a few extra days of work on the parts you found confusing during the exam.

    If you're hoping to get an A*, you should check the grading system for further maths as it can be quite specific on the requirements for it (i.e someone with 100, 100, 100, 89, 90, 90 could find themself without an A*, yet someone with 70, 70, 70, 90, 90, 90 would have one).

    What were your maths modules like? What can happen is some of the modules can be shuffled around between maths and further maths in order to give you the best possible pair of grades. Therefore, your maths modules might affect your overall further maths mark.
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