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# Getting an A in AQA A Level Maths watch

1. Hi I'm aware that to get an A* in A Level maths requires getting 90%+ average in core 3 and core 4. To get an A in would you have to get 80%+ average in core 3 and core 4, or do you only need 80%+ average in all 3 of your A2 modules? E.g. if I were to get 94% in D1, 88% in core 3 and 73% in core 4 which averages to 85% overall would I have achieved an A grade?

Also if I was trying to go from a B in AS to an A at A2, would I have to do anything other than achieve an A at A2? Would averaging 80% across all 3 modules at A2 be enough to drag my grade up for the whole A Level?

2. (Original post by angel2015)
Hi I'm aware that to get an A* in A Level maths requires getting 90%+ average in core 3 and core 4. To get an A in would you have to get 80%+ average in core 3 and core 4, or do you only need 80%+ average in all 3 of your A2 modules? E.g. if I were to get 94% in D1, 88% in core 3 and 73% in core 4 which averages to 85% overall would I have achieved an A grade?

Also if I was trying to go from a B in AS to an A at A2, would I have to do anything other than achieve an A at A2? Would averaging 80% across all 3 modules at A2 be enough to drag my grade up for the whole A Level?

although this is an edexcel information document the rules are the same
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4. (Original post by angel2015)
Hi I'm aware that to get an A* in A Level maths requires getting 90%+ average in core 3 and core 4. To get an A in would you have to get 80%+ average in core 3 and core 4, or do you only need 80%+ average in all 3 of your A2 modules? E.g. if I were to get 94% in D1, 88% in core 3 and 73% in core 4 which averages to 85% overall would I have achieved an A grade?

Also if I was trying to go from a B in AS to an A at A2, would I have to do anything other than achieve an A at A2? Would averaging 80% across all 3 modules at A2 be enough to drag my grade up for the whole A Level?

The 85% from the 3 would go towards achieving the A grade with an A* being on the horizon. To go from B (70%) to A(80%) however , this would take higher percentage scores in the A2 modules (85+UMS per paper) to bring the UMS percentage to the 80 needed for the Overall A
5. (Original post by xs4)
The 85% from the 3 would go towards achieving the A grade with an A* being on the horizon. To go from B (70%) to A(80%) however , this would take higher percentage scores in the A2 modules (85+UMS per paper) to bring the UMS percentage to the 80 needed for the Overall A
So if I received 84% in Core 1, 79% in Core 2 and 62% in S1 last year. Totaling 225 UMS for my AS (a B), and I plan to resit S1 this year. How much would I need to average across my A2 modules to get an A (saying I got 80%+ in my S1 resit). Do I just need a total of 480 UMS overall?
6. (Original post by angel2015)
Do I just need a total of 480 UMS overall?
AFAIK, yes.

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