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# Edexcel Further and Pure Mathematics Best Combination Watch

1. My results are:
Core Mathematics 1 - 94/100
Core Mathematics 2 - 97/100
Core Mathematics 3 - 88/100
Core Mathematics 4 - 63/100
Mechanics 1 - 100/100
Statistics 1 - 83/100
Further Pure 1 - 90/100
Further Pure 2 - 76/100
Further Pure 3 - 66/100
Statistics 2 - 80/100
Statistics 3 - 89/100
Statistics 4 - 54/100 <-- I promise there was something problematic with this paper ( June 2013 if you want to check it out)

I know I have some low grades, but I am willing to study hard to achieve even 90 to each of those papers.

What would be the best combination for Pure and Further Mathematics to achieve A on both? Is it possible?

Is it possible that I get an A* to Pure mathematics, if I resit one or more units that are low?

2. You can get two A's if you cash them like this

Pure Maths - C1, C2, C3, C4, FP1, FP3 - 498/600 UMS

Further Maths - FP2, M1, S1-4 - 482/600 UMS

Hope this helps
3. You can get two A's if you cash them like this

Pure Maths - C1, C2, C3, C4, FP1, FP3 - 498/600 UMS

Further Maths - FP2, M1, S1-4 - 482/600 UMS

Hope this helps

To get the A* in Pure Maths you need to resit C4 and get 92/100 UMS and you will need to gain 25 UMS marks between FP2, S2 or S3 to gain an A* in Further as you need an 80% average across all six and a 90% average across you're best three that are a module with a number higher than 1 which is why you're 100/100 in M1 doesn't help toward the A*
4. (Original post by Dingo749)
You can get two A's if you cash them like this

Pure Maths - C1, C2, C3, C4, FP1, FP3 - 498/600 UMS

Further Maths - FP2, M1, S1-4 - 482/600 UMS

Hope this helps
I do not believe that is an accepted set of units for FM as it requires FP1
5. (Original post by TenOfThem)
I do not believe that is an accepted set of units for FM as it requires FP1
As does Pure Mathematics though?
6. (Original post by Dingo749)
As does Pure Mathematics though?
Yes, I do not believe that you can take Pure + FM
7. (Original post by TenOfThem)
Yes, I do not believe that you can take Pure + FM
So OP do you mean simply normal maths and further maths as opposed to pure and further?
8. Ok, so for Edexcel Maths you need C1-4 and either 2 applied unit 1s or an applied unit 1 and the same unit 2.
In your case, this means in your normal maths, you can have M1 and S1 or S1 and S2 (as well as c1-4) Neither of these choices will affect your Maths grade (both give you an A) or your Further Maths grade (Both B, but with M1 in F maths, you are only 5 UMS from an A)

In short, you have an A and a B
You need to resit C4 and get 92+ to get the A* in normal maths
And you would need to resit FP2 and FP3 to get the A* in Further Maths, if you get 181 UMS between them.
9. (Original post by 5000marios)
My results are:
Core Mathematics 1 - 94/100
Core Mathematics 2 - 97/100
Core Mathematics 3 - 88/100
Core Mathematics 4 - 63/100
Mechanics 1 - 100/100
Statistics 1 - 83/100
Further Pure 1 - 90/100
Further Pure 2 - 76/100
Further Pure 3 - 66/100
Statistics 2 - 80/100
Statistics 3 - 89/100
Statistics 4 - 54/100 <-- I promise there was something problematic with this paper ( June 2013 if you want to check it out)
Maths: C1,2,3,4 + S3,4 = 485 UMS (A)
FMaths: FP1,2,3 + M1 + S1,2 = 495 UMS (A)

explanation:
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for the Single Maths A2, C1-4 are compulsory, so I added these up (342). then I subtracted this from the minimum for an A (480) to get 138.

I then looked through the remaining modules to find a combination that is equal to, or greater than but as close as possible to 138 (because you want higher applied scores to boost your FM UMS so get rid of the lowest possible in the single Maths UMS) - S3 and S4 were the lowest total out of the applied modules that were above 138 (143). This gives your single Maths UMS at 342 + 143 = 485.

Then it was a simple matter of adding up the remaining modules which gives 495 UMS in the FM. If this total wasn't above 480 then there would be no way in getting 2 A's without improving, however it was so you're fine.

This satisfies the requirements for single Maths (C1-4 + 2 applied) and Further Maths (FP1 + FP2 OR 3 + 4 extra modules that aren't being used for anything else). Unfortunately dingo's suggestion isn't allowed, because of TenofThem's reason.

So well done, you got 2A's (same as me).
10. (Original post by LeeMrLee)
Maths: C1,2,3,4 + S3,4 = 485 UMS (A)
FMaths: FP1,2,3 + M1 + S1,2 = 495 UMS (A)

This satisfies the requirements for single Maths (C1-4 + 2 applied)
S3 +S4 is not an allowed combination for single 'Maths'

As Alduin has already said, From the units listed in the original question, the only possible options are S1 + S2 or S1 + M1
11. (Original post by Alduin)
Ok, so for Edexcel Maths you need C1-4 and either 2 applied unit 1s or an applied unit 1 and the same unit 2.
In your case, this means in your normal maths, you can have M1 and S1 or S1 and S2 (as well as c1-4) Neither of these choices will affect your Maths grade (both give you an A) or your Further Maths grade (Both B, but with M1 in F maths, you are only 5 UMS from an A)

In short, you have an A and a B
You need to resit C4 and get 92+ to get the A* in normal maths
And you would need to resit FP2 and FP3 to get the A* in Further Maths, if you get 181 UMS between them.
With what you said, I get this combination:
Pure
C1 94/100
C2 97 100
C3 88/100
C4 63/100
S1 83/100
S2 80/100
505/600 - A

Further
FP1 90/100
FP2 76/100
FP3 66/100
M1 100/100
S3 89/100
S4 54/100
475/600

What are the actual requirements to get a A* in Pure and A* in Further?
I do need to have at least 540/600 right? (applies to both)

If I resit C4, in order to have at least 540/600, I need to get a 95+, not 92+. How did you end up with 92+?

If I resit FP2 and FP3 and get a total of 181, it means that I will end up with 514/600, how am I getting an A*?

Please explain your thoughts so I can understand how this works better.

12. (Original post by 5000marios)
With what you said, I get this combination:
Pure
C1 94/100
C2 97 100
C3 88/100
C4 63/100
S1 83/100
S2 80/100
505/600 - A

Further
FP1 90/100
FP2 76/100
FP3 66/100
M1 100/100
S3 89/100
S4 54/100
475/600

What are the actual requirements to get a A* in Pure and A* in Further?
I do need to have at least 540/600 right? (applies to both)

If I resit C4, in order to have at least 540/600, I need to get a 95+, not 92+. How did you end up with 92+?

If I resit FP2 and FP3 and get a total of 181, it means that I will end up with 514/600, how am I getting an A*?

Please explain your thoughts so I can understand how this works better.

Your first A level is just Maths not Pure Maths (which is a different A level).
To achieve an A* in maths you need 480 UMS that must include at least 180 UMS from C3+C4. You could achieve that with 92 UMS from C4 and you could also resit C3 to improve your chances.

Further Maths requires a minimum 480 total UMS that must include 270 UMS from your best 3 A2 units. A2 units that could provide this are FP2, FP3, S3, S4 or even S2 if you switch M1 into Maths.
13. (Original post by gdunne42)
Your first A level is just Maths not Pure Maths (which is a different A level).
To achieve an A* in maths you need 480 UMS that must include at least 180 UMS from C3+C4. You could achieve that with 92 UMS from C4 and you could also resit C3 to improve your chances.

Further Maths requires a minimum 480 total UMS that must include 270 UMS from your best 3 A2 units. A2 units that could provide this are FP2, FP3, S3, S4 or even S2 if you switch M1 into Maths.
Thank you. Well, I guess I should resit C4 and S4 now right? I am in my final year now in school and I will have much more studying to do. I will also have Physics(resit), so I am trying to limit my resits. C4(92+ for A* in Maths) and S4 (59+ for A in FM). Am I correct?
14. (Original post by 5000marios)
Thank you. Well, I guess I should resit C4 and S4 now right? I am in my final year now in school and I will have much more studying to do. I will also have Physics(resit), so I am trying to limit my resits. C4(92+ for A* in Maths) and S4 (59+ for A in FM). Am I correct?
Yes that would work

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