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# A* in A level Maths Edexcel watch

1. Hi, I'm sure this question has been asked before but I don't fully understand the grade boundary system.

I had my FP1 exam yesterday and think I've got a mid-B, which has disappointed me since I was shooting for an A* overall (I'm taking retaking AS and A2 this year).

Last year I got a low A, I think it was around 85% UMS for C1. I'm retaking C2 and C3 this year too.

So my question is, assuming I've got 85% UMS in C1 and 75% UMS in FP1, with 1 more AS exam and 3 more A2 exams to go, is it theoretically possible to still achieve an A* overall? And what UMS will I have to average for my remaining units?
2. (Original post by jf1994)
Hi, I'm sure this question has been asked before but I don't fully understand the grade boundary system.

I had my FP1 exam yesterday and think I've got a mid-B, which has disappointed me since I was shooting for an A* overall (I'm taking retaking AS and A2 this year).

Last year I got a low A, I think it was around 85% UMS for C1. I'm retaking C2 and C3 this year too.

So my question is, assuming I've got 85% UMS in C1 and 75% UMS in FP1, with 1 more AS exam and 3 more A2 exams to go, is it theoretically possible to still achieve an A* overall? And what UMS will I have to average for my remaining units?
For an A* in normal maths you need:
- 480 UMS total
- 90 UMS average across C3 and C4

For an A* in further maths you need:
- 480 UMS total
- 90 UMS average across your three best A2 units (which are counting towards your FM units)

Does this help?
3. (Original post by jf1994)
Hi, I'm sure this question has been asked before but I don't fully understand the grade boundary system.

I had my FP1 exam yesterday and think I've got a mid-B, which has disappointed me since I was shooting for an A* overall (I'm taking retaking AS and A2 this year).

Last year I got a low A, I think it was around 85% UMS for C1. I'm retaking C2 and C3 this year too.

So my question is, assuming I've got 85% UMS in C1 and 75% UMS in FP1, with 1 more AS exam and 3 more A2 exams to go, is it theoretically possible to still achieve an A* overall? And what UMS will I have to average for my remaining units?
I can't quite tell what units you've done before, what units you are doing this year and what exams you have to go, so here are the rules for getting an A* in Maths and Further Maths:

For Maths you need 480 UMS overall, as well as averaging 90% between C3 and C4.

For Further Maths you also need 480 UMS, as well as averaging 90% between your three A2 modules.

You can get away with getting a decent grade from your AS, as the UMS you get from A2 (if you average 90% as required) will add to your overall UMS to get 480.

Let me know if you have any specific questions.

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