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1. I'm struggling with a2 maths so much, and I have no doubt that I'm going to fail core 3 and 4, so I was wondering what grade I'm likely to come out with if I have a high A in core 1 and 2, a D in decision, a D in mechanics and a U in core 3 and 4? It's literally going to be the only reason why I won't get into university
2. Are all the weightings the same? In which case probably a D, perhaps a C or an E if the boundaries are close either side. You could come out with a C, but you could fail also.
3. Well I'll guestimate but since you haven't given any numbers...

C1 -- 88
C2 -- 88
D1 -- 55 (Assuming middle)
C3 -- 35 (Assuming high U grade)
C4 -- 35 (Assuming high U grade)
M1 -- 55 (Assuming middle)

356/600 UMS == 59% == D Grade

If you did better than expected or higher than the middles of those grades then you can pull a C.
So yes, it is possible!
Good luck!
4. (Original post by celiajacobs)
I'm struggling with a2 maths so much, and I have no doubt that I'm going to fail core 3 and 4, so I was wondering what grade I'm likely to come out with if I have a high A in core 1 and 2, a D in decision, a D in mechanics and a U in core 3 and 4? It's literally going to be the only reason why I won't get into university
Probably a D but maybe a C if you're close to the next grade boundary in a couple
5. (Original post by celiajacobs)
I'm struggling with a2 maths so much, and I have no doubt that I'm going to fail core 3 and 4, so I was wondering what grade I'm likely to come out with if I have a high A in core 1 and 2, a D in decision, a D in mechanics and a U in core 3 and 4? It's literally going to be the only reason why I won't get into university
Are you struggling because you have put almost no time into it or are you struggling because you have put time into it and you are just crap at maths?

Going off your post it seems more likely you have put no time in since you state high A in C1 and C2. Getting a D in Decision and Mechanics is almost impossible if you put the time into it. They are so easy.
6. (Original post by ploopyploop)
Are you struggling because you have put almost no time into it or are you struggling because you have put time into it and you are just crap at maths?

Going off your post it seems more likely you have put no time in since you state high A in C1 and C2. Getting a D in Decision and Mechanics is almost impossible if you put the time into it. They are so easy.
My teacher has taught core 3 so that each lesson we covered a different topic within a chapter, for example by parts in one 50 min lesson, then chain rule the next 50 minute lesson. I'm now at the point where I'm lacking in understanding from the beginning of core 3 which means core 4 in impossible since I don't have the basic knowledge. If I had a whole week to go back to the start of core 3 and teach myself it all, I would be fine. But unfortunately the maths work is piling up so quickly that I haven't had any time to go over my previous understanding, creating a back log that I probably can't manage this close to exams.

Mechanics is just a guess because that's the grade I got on my last mock (I don't take physics), and I messed up my decision exam last year and I'm not resitting it.
7. (Original post by Adjunct Bias)
Well I'll guestimate but since you haven't given any numbers...

C1 -- 88
C2 -- 88
D1 -- 55 (Assuming middle)
C3 -- 35 (Assuming high U grade)
C4 -- 35 (Assuming high U grade)
M1 -- 55 (Assuming middle)

356/600 UMS == 59% == D Grade

If you did better than expected or higher than the middles of those grades then you can pull a C.
So yes, it is possible!
Good luck!
I'll be very happy with a D overall, so thank you for that! I will continue to try hard, and with more revision hopefully I can improve.
8. There are several months left before exams. If you got high A's in C1 and C2 there is no reason why you can't do the same in C3 and C4 (even if they are harder). Find an hour a day to teach yourself the parts you don't understand. It is a step up from AS, but certainly manageable.
9. wtf? why you thinking you'll get a U if you got high As in AS Level? resit M1 and D1 and self-teach yourself C3 and C4 with examsolutions and hegartymaths.

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