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    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?
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    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?
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    (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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