How to get an A in Maths and Further Maths? Watch

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There are tonnes of threads on this, I've read them all and I'm still confused.

So, if someone kind enough, can explain this to me, it'll be greatly appreciated.
I do EdExcel Maths and Further Maths. I may be wrong in the next few sentences, if you could clear it up, that'd be great!

So in when I chose Maths, I chose Mechanics along with it. Therefore I do C1, C2, C3, C4, M1 and M2?

Which means my Further Maths grade, depends on S1, S2, FP1, FP2, D1, D2 right? I'm also doing M3 aswell.

Right.... Now I know Maths itself altogether is 600 UMS. How much do I need for an A? Not A*, I'm talking just A? Same question goes for Further Maths? Is that out of 600 UMS too?

Also, I know they choose the best combinations for each subject, so I get the highest grade. So if I say... fail S2 completely. But make up for it in M3? Will it matter? Or make up for it with M2?

But then since M2 is used up to improve my Maths grade, will my Further Maths grade be downgraded? But then I'm doing M3 too.... it's all so confusing :/

Please help.
Sincerely, NoobInDistress
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You need 480/600 ums for an A in both.
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You need 480/600 ums for an A in both.
Also, modules are allocated so that you get the best grade possible in maths first.
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I do Edexcel Further Maths as well. Basically each module is out of 100 UMS marks.

For both the Maths-A2 level and the Further Maths A2-level, you need to complete 6 modules for each A2 level, which gives a total possible UMS of 600 per A2 (so overall, that is 1200 UMS).

In the Maths A2, the compulsory modules are C1-4, and then you can use any 2 of M1, D1, S1, M2, D2, S2 to make up 6 modules.

For the Further Maths A2, the compulsory modules are FP1, and EITHER FP2/FP3, and then you can use any of the other modules that you have not done, to make up your second set of 6 modules.

If you do more than 12 modules in total, then they [your school I think] will go through your scores in each module and rearrange them to ensure you have the highest possible grades for both A-levels.

For me, I think what will happen is:

Maths A2: C1-4, S1, M1 (to get A*)

Further Maths A2: FP1-3, M2-3, D1

Leftover Modules: S2, S3 (because I'm not very good at stats)

Hope this helps
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Also, modules are allocated so that you get the best grade possible in maths first.
I believe your school will do this for you.
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(Original post by dapensadler)
I believe your school will do this for you.
As far as I'm aware it's a computer which puts all your module scores together.
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I do Edexcel Further Maths as well. Basically each module is out of 100 UMS marks.

For both the Maths-A2 level and the Further Maths A2-level, you need to complete 6 modules for each A2 level, which gives a total possible UMS of 600 per A2 (so overall, that is 1200 UMS).

In the Maths A2, the compulsory modules are C1-4, and then you can use any 2 of M1, D1, S1, M2, D2, S2 to make up 6 modules.

For the Further Maths A2, the compulsory modules are FP1, and EITHER FP2/FP3, and then you can use any of the other modules that you have not done, to make up your second set of 6 modules.

If you do more than 12 modules in total, then they [your school I think] will go through your scores in each module and rearrange them to ensure you have the highest possible grades for both A-levels.

For me, I think what will happen is:

Maths A2: C1-4, S1, M1 (to get A*)

Further Maths A2: FP1-3, M2-3, D1

Leftover Modules: S2, S3 (because I'm not very good at stats)

Hope this helps
Thanks very much. Extremely appreciated! That clears up a lot. For me it's probably

Maths: C1-4, M1 and M2
Further Maths: FP1-2, D1, D2, S1 and M3

Again, thanks. Also thanks to everyone else for replying!
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Thanks very much. Extremely appreciated! That clears up a lot. For me it's probably

Maths: C1-4, M1 and M2
Further Maths: FP1-2, D1, D2, S1 and M3

Again, thanks. Also thanks to everyone else for replying!
No..
C1-C4 must be at maths
FP1-FP2 must be at Further maths

All other models will automatically rearrange.top score will go to maths
and worse will go to f.m
you cant choose which model go into math and f.m
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No..
C1-C4 must be at maths
FP1-FP2 must be at Further maths

All other models will automatically rearrange.top score will go to maths
and worse will go to f.m
you cant choose which model go into math and f.m
I understand that, but given my current marks in A2 I predicted they would arrange it like that. It does give me the highest marks.
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No..
C1-C4 must be at maths
FP1-FP2 must be at Further maths

All other models will automatically rearrange.top score will go to maths
and worse will go to f.m
you cant choose which model go into math and f.m
It's top grade goes to maths, there's no use allocating higher scoring modules to maths if it doesn't increase your grade any higher.
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Thanks very much. Extremely appreciated! That clears up a lot. For me it's probably

Maths: C1-4, M1 and M2
Further Maths: FP1-2, D1, D2, S1 and M3

Again, thanks. Also thanks to everyone else for replying!
No problem (bleurgh @D2 :banghead:)
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