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# Maths and Further Maths A* watch

1. (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
I would too, but they're still good results. I think the A* is too hit and miss.

I think there should be a lower A2 average and a higher requirement for the whole qualification. Or just a whole total score, with no less than an A in an A2 module.

540/600 = A*

And you can't have any Bs in an A2 module.

For maths at least.

It'd be worth more then although giving the possibility of 80 in C3/4 might be controversial.
Yeah, I've been thinking about that too, burns think thy wanted to stop people who just didn't work in year 13
2. (Original post by tooambitious)
Yeah, I've been thinking about that too, burns think thy wanted to stop people who just didn't work in year 13
Yeah, that's an issue... But I still think it should change. Perhaps the 90 average remains, so just 540/600 with 90 minimum in C3 and C4 (not an average)
3. (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
Yeah, that's an issue... But I still think it should change. Perhaps the 90 average remains, so just 540/600 with 90 minimum in C3 and C4 (not an average)
I like that less . maybe 90 average including an applied module, like FM and other subjects
4. (Original post by tooambitious)
I like that less . maybe 90 average including an applied module, like FM and other subjects

but then I'd miss out unless S1 I do it...

90 average in C3+4

And 540/600 overall.

That way the A2 pressure still there, alongside having to work. And then there's the average so you can get 80 something in one.

Or maybe even a whole new UMS structure! Different weightings for each unit, and then have a total score for AS.

C/FP/M/S/D 1 = 10%
C2 = 12%
C3/4, M2/3/4/5, S2/3/4, D2 = 19.5%
5. (Original post by L'Evil Fish)

but then I'd miss out unless S1 I do it...

90 average in C3+4

And 540/600 overall.

That way the A2 pressure still there, alongside having to work. And then there's the average so you can get 80 something in one.

Or maybe even a whole new UMS structure! Different weightings for each unit, and then have a total score for AS.

C/FP/M/S/D 1 = 10%
C2 = 12%
C3/4, M2/3/4/5, S2/3/4, D2 = 19.5%
Hmmm, yeah, 90 overall in the subject with 90 at A2

Loll, don't think they go for that somehow
6. (Original post by tooambitious)
Hmmm, yeah, 90 overall in the subject with 90 at A2

Loll, don't think they go for that somehow
Why?

Watch, I'll get into power and reform things for the best though.
7. Possible to learn these over summer:

FP1 D1,S2(FM ASLEVEL) and C3,C4 and S1(A2level maths)?

I have only recently decided I would like to attempt at least further maths ASlevel as I want to do engineering
8. ^ yes.
9. (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
^ yes.
Seriously? I will also be doing the rest of A2 Maths at school but I would like a head start..

How are you with C3 and C4? Have you got much to do?
Seriously? I will also be doing the rest of A2 Maths at school but I would like a head start..

How are you with C3 and C4? Have you got much to do?
Yeah, that's fine.

I've finished C3/4 a while ago, just haven't done much...

Need to do papers!
11. (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
Yeah, that's fine.

I've finished C3/4 a while ago, just haven't done much...

Need to do papers!
I am bricking it for C2 and M1... So behind .. I can do the easier questions of most topics but then the harder ones I am clueless about

so worried!!!

And yea I started pastpapers 3 days ago, doing 1 a night. When you can't do a question do you resort straight to the mark scheme?
I am bricking it for C2 and M1... So behind .. I can do the easier questions of most topics but then the harder ones I am clueless about

so worried!!!

And yea I started pastpapers 3 days ago, doing 1 a night. When you can't do a question do you resort straight to the mark scheme?
M1 is difficult, well Moreso than the others

Aah, well, you shouldn't. Ask on here, and go back to the books with your past papers.

BUT I sometimes do don't though, I'd advise against it.
13. To be fair, A*s in maths and further maths aren't that hard to get. All you have to do is, rather plainly, apply certain concepts to simplistic questions. You can easily get there with some revision.

STEP and uni maths = the real challenge.
14. (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
M1 is difficult, well Moreso than the others

Aah, well, you shouldn't. Ask on here, and go back to the books with your past papers.

BUT I sometimes do don't though, I'd advise against it.
Yea it's harder than pure imo.

I find moments and vectors the hardest topic... oh and SUVAT.
15. (Original post by Indeterminate)
To be fair, A*s in maths and further maths aren't that hard to get

STEP and uni maths = the real challenge.
Yes...?

Yea it's harder than pure imo.

I find moments and vectors the hardest topic... oh and SUVAT.
Yeah, I find pure really easy I think

They are the hardest ones. Suvat is easiest though, just write the values you know. And what you need.
Yea it's harder than pure imo.

I find moments and vectors the hardest topic... oh and SUVAT.
Mechanics is the easiest - so logical and tidy (and completely unrepresentative of reality). Stats, on the other hand, is just number crunching and so dull.
17. (Original post by Indeterminate)
To be fair, A*s in maths and further maths aren't that hard to get. All you have to do is, rather plainly, apply certain concepts to simplistic questions. You can easily get there with some revision.

STEP and uni maths = the real challenge.
What is this in response to...
18. (Original post by Data)
Mechanics is the easiest - so logical and tidy (and completely unrepresentative of reality). Stats, on the other hand, is just number crunching and so dull.
I think it's the hardest for the majority. For me, it all makes sense, so I don't know how I lost so many marks in it ah well...

Pure is best. Then mechanics.
19. (Original post by tooambitious)
What is this in response to...
I think he was just trying to belittle all you A-Level students discussing the logistics of getting an A* in Maths/Further
20. (Original post by Noble.)
I think he was just trying to belittle all you A-Level students discussing the logistics of getting an A* in Maths/Further
humph

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