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1. Hi guys. I've just gotten my CIE AS result today, my Maths result is really disappointing. (Pure Maths 1 and Stats 1)

Although I've scored an A (87 Percentage Uniform Mark) but I really wanted an A* in Maths!

Should I retake it? Because I've heard my friends say that for A* grade I have to achieve 90+ in AS. Is that true? Do i still have a chance?

I really need advice from u guys.. thanks in advance..
2. (Original post by pharaoh5312)
Hi guys. I've just gotten my CIE AS result today, my Maths result is really disappointing. (Pure Maths 1 and Stats 1)

Although I've scored an A (87 Percentage Uniform Mark) but I really wanted an A* in Maths!

Should I retake it? Because I've heard my friends say that for A* grade I have to achieve 90+ in AS. Is that true? Do i still have a chance?

I really need advice from u guys.. thanks in advance..
For an A* you need 80% average overall with 90% at A2.
3. No, you just have to score over the a* threshold (if you score more than this threshold, UMS is more than 90). You can find out threshold for past papers by searching 'cie mathematics grade threshold'
4. Okay soo.. I have to score over the A* threshold. So does the80% average overall and 90% with A2 still apply? Sorry lol im kinda confused here
5. (Original post by pharaoh5312)
Okay soo.. I have to score over the A* threshold. So does the80% average overall and 90% with A2 still apply? Sorry lol im kinda confused here
The threshold is only about the total raw mark so even if you get B in AS exam,it's still possible to get A*.. So, '80% average overall and 90% with A2' doesn't apply for CIE A-LEVEL.

In addition, UMS is not the percentage for raw mark out of total mark, the UMS is calculated based on threshold.
6. (Original post by pharaoh5312)
Okay soo.. I have to score over the A* threshold. So does the80% average overall and 90% with A2 still apply? Sorry lol im kinda confused here
No, those are the rules for uk not CIE.
I think the CIE rule is an overall average of 90% but I'm not an expert, you should check with your teacher.

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