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1. If I get C's in c1 ad S1 ad B in D1, 100 in C2, and 100 in C3 ad C4 for AQA maths?
2. Yes.
3. (Original post by nothepreacher)
If I get C's in c1 ad S1 ad B in D1, 100 in C2, and 100 in C3 ad C4 for AQA maths?
It DOESN'T depend on what your UMS was in the C's/B, it's guaranteed.
4. (Original post by joostan)
It depends on what your UMS was in the C's/B, but it's certainly possible.
You sound very optimistic! Ever heard of someone getting C (i.e. below 70% UMS) in C1 and then 100% UMS in C3 and C4?
You sound very optimistic! Ever heard of someone getting C (i.e. below 70% UMS) in C1 and then 100% UMS in C3 and C4?
I'm a happy chappy - I know a guy who got a 79 in C1 and 98 in FP2
6. (Original post by joostan)
I'm a happy chappy - I know a guy who got a 79 in C1 and 98 in FP2
Seriously? Kudos on them. They must have massively stepped up their game. 98 in FP2 is impressive. (79 in C1, not as impressive.) Not as impossible as C1 70% -> 100% in C3 and C4 though!
Seriously? Kudos on them. They must have massively stepped up their game. 98 in FP2 is impressive. (79 in C1, not as impressive.) Not as impossible as C1 70% -> 100% in C3 and C4 though!
True - nah, they were too dependent on a calculator
8. (Original post by joostan)
It depends on what your UMS was in the C's/B, but it's certainly possible.
Actually, I don't think it matters what the UMS was.

Minimum C is 60, minimum B is 70.

So the minimum total for BCC + 3 100s would be:

70+60+60+100+100+100 = 490 UMS

Still enough for an A*!
9. (Original post by justinawe)
Actually, I don't think it matters what the UMS was.

Minimum C is 60, minimum B is 70.

So the minimum total for BCC + 3 100s would be:

70+60+60+100+100+100 = 490 UMS

Still enough for an A*!
Well I'll be d*mned
You sound very optimistic! Ever heard of someone getting C (i.e. below 70% UMS) in C1 and then 100% UMS in C3 and C4?
OP wasn't asking if those specific marks were possible though, she was asking if it would be possible to get an A* with those marks
11. (Original post by nothepreacher)
If I get C's in c1 ad S1 ad B in D1, 100 in C2, and 100 in C3 ad C4 for AQA maths?
a=480 normally.

100+100+100+70 (B) +60 (C) + 60 (C) = 490. (lowest possible)
100+100+100+79+69+69 = 517 (highest possible)

I tried researching the A* grade boundary but couldn't figure out how AQA works. Hope the above helps. I think it's highly unlikely because even with the max of 517 = 86%, and A* is normally 90%+ with A*'s in the harder modules from what I remember.
12. (Original post by rock_climber86)
a=480 normally.

100+100+100+70 (B) +60 (C) + 60 (C) = 490. (lowest possible)
100+100+100+79+69+69 = 517 (highest possible)

I tried researching the A* grade boundary but couldn't figure out how AQA works. Hope the above helps. I think it's highly unlikely because even with the max of 517 = 86%, and A* is normally 90%+ with A*'s in the harder modules from what I remember.
I'm pretty sure 480 UMS total for all modules, and 180 UMS total for C3 and C4 is the A* requirement for maths for all A-level exam boards. Besides CIE, which is linear.
13. (Original post by joostan)
Well I'll be d*mned
I said yes in the first post. Why don't people just listen to me? :P

(Original post by rock_climber86)
a=480 normally.

100+100+100+70 (B) +60 (C) + 60 (C) = 490. (lowest possible)
100+100+100+79+69+69 = 517 (highest possible)

I tried researching the A* grade boundary but couldn't figure out how AQA works. Hope the above helps. I think it's highly unlikely because even with the max of 517 = 86%, and A* is normally 90%+ with A*'s in the harder modules from what I remember.
To get an A* you need an A overall (480) and 90%+ in your A2 modules. In the case of maths it's only C3+C4. Therefore with the marks he gave you'd get an A*.
14. no, you cant reasonably expect to get 100's in c3 and c4. you probably dont even know whats in the paper.
15. (Original post by Rob da Mop)
I said yes in the first post. Why don't people just listen to me? :P
Where'd be the fun in that?
16. (Original post by joostan)
True - nah, they were too dependent on a calculator
Haha, that's a good point! Doesn't excuse the shame of 70% in D1 though ... (I can't talk from experience, I'm not doing D1, but I've heard the stories )

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