# Want an A for maths

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I am currently doing Alvel maths. I did my C1 exam today and didn't do as good as I expected so now I'm really worried as it puts me in bad position to get an A grade for maths. I have C2,C3,C4,S1 and M1 left to do. What should I do to get 85UMS an above in the rest so I can achieve an A
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4 years ago
#2
i did c1 badly too . to get an A* overall you need:

240/300 UMS at AS (thats c1,c2 and either s1 or m1 (depending on what you do in AS) combined)
AND
- 180 UMS across both C3 and C4 (basically 90 ums on each c3 and c4)
AND
- at least a C in your applied module at A2 (the one left over from s1 or m1... so if you did s1 for AS and m1 in a2, you need at least a C in m1)

roughly an A is 420ums out of a possible 600 over AS and A2 combined . so you have a chance still
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4 years ago
#3
(Original post by dontgiveup123)
I am currently doing Alvel maths. I did my C1 exam today and didn't do as good as I expected so now I'm really worried as it puts me in bad position to get an A grade for maths. I have C2,C3,C4,S1 and M1 left to do. What should I do to get 85UMS an above in the rest so I can achieve an A
You need 480 UMS for an A, how it's split over the 6 units doesn't matter.
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#4
(Original post by Compost)
You need 480 UMS for AN A, how it's split over the 6 units doesn't matter.
What advice do you have for me to achieve an A grade
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#5
(Original post by sheelo73)
i did c1 badly too . to get an A* overall you need:

240/300 UMS at AS (thats c1,c2 and either s1 or m1 (depending on what you do in AS) combined)
AND
- 180 UMS across both C3 and C4 (basically 90 ums on each c3 and c4)
AND
- at least a C in your applied module at A2 (the one left over from s1 or m1... so if you did s1 for AS and m1 in a2, you need at least a C in m1)

roughly an A is 420ums out of a possible 600 over AS and A2 combined . so you have a chance still
Makes me feel slightly better lol

What should I do to achieve an A like any advice ? Thanks
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#6
(Original post by Compost)
You need 480 UMS for AN A, how it's split over the 6 units doesn't matter.
Oh okay thanks
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4 years ago
#7
(Original post by dontgiveup123)
Makes me feel slightly better lol

What should I do to achieve an A like any advice ? Thanks
After that Core 1 exam, i am just trying to find the most difficult questions that I can do to ensure that I will be prepared for whatever they could throw at me lol.
Did not expect that difficulty for a C1 paper.
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#8
(Original post by georockman)
After that Core 1 exam, i am just trying to find the most difficult questions that I can do to ensure that I will be prepared for whatever they could throw at me lol.
Did not expect that difficulty for a C1 paper.

Are you doing A2 as well ?
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4 years ago
#9
(Original post by dontgiveup123)
Are you doing A2 as well ?
Yes. Have to get 90 ums in all my other 5 exams; I think haha.
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4 years ago
#10
Practice.

Solomon papers if you have the time.
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(Original post by sheelo73)
i did c1 badly too . to get an A* overall you need:

240/300 UMS at AS (thats c1,c2 and either s1 or m1 (depending on what you do in AS) combined)
AND
- 180 UMS across both C3 and C4 (basically 90 ums on each c3 and c4)
AND
- at least a C in your applied module at A2 (the one left over from s1 or m1... so if you did s1 for AS and m1 in a2, you need at least a C in m1)

roughly an A is 420ums out of a possible 600 over AS and A2 combined . so you have a chance still
Thanks a lot , did you end up with an A* and how did you achieve it?
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#12
(Original post by georockman)
Yes. Have to get 90 ums in all my other 5 exams; I think haha.
Lol yh that what puts me under pressure
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4 years ago
#13
(Original post by sheelo73)
i did c1 badly too . to get an A* overall you need:

240/300 UMS at AS (thats c1,c2 and either s1 or m1 (depending on what you do in AS) combined)
AND
- 180 UMS across both C3 and C4 (basically 90 ums on each c3 and c4)
AND
- at least a C in your applied module at A2 (the one left over from s1 or m1... so if you did s1 for AS and m1 in a2, you need at least a C in m1)

roughly an A is 420ums out of a possible 600 over AS and A2 combined . so you have a chance still
Say if I got a C at s1 but I was doing that for AS but got an A for M1 when doing A2, could I swap them around so I would get an A* overall. Assuming am able to get 90 % on c3 and 4...
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4 years ago
#14
Say if I got a C at s1 but I was doing that for AS but got an A for M1 when doing A2, could I swap them around so I would get an A* overall. Assuming am able to get 90 % on c3 and 4...
sheelo73's explanation is not correct for what you need. To get an A* overall you need:
• At least 480/600 UMS overall and
• At least 180/200 from C3 and C4.
A2 is not a qualification on its own, it is just the second half of the A level. Your A level will be made up of C1-4, M1 and S1 so you can't 'swap them round' as they are both in the A level. If you are cashed-in again for the AS when you have taken M1 then it might improve your AS grade.
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4 years ago
#15
Ah okay, that makes sense, average of 80 UMS on each of the exams is doable especially if you need 90 on c3 and 4.
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4 years ago
#16
Look up gold papers if you are doing edexcel maths. It is a collection of the hardest questions from actual papers. Also try international papers.
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4 years ago
#17
http://umstools.sourceforge.net/demo...tor&target=gce

use this to see your options, change it to maths in the dropdown
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4 years ago
#18
(Original post by BinaryJava)
Look up gold papers if you are doing edexcel maths. It is a collection of the hardest questions from actual papers. Also try international papers.
Anything else I should be doing?
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4 years ago
#19
(Original post by dontgiveup123)
I am currently doing Alvel maths. I did my C1 exam today and didn't do as good as I expected so now I'm really worried as it puts me in bad position to get an A grade for maths. I have C2,C3,C4,S1 and M1 left to do. What should I do to get 85UMS an above in the rest so I can achieve an A
IDK which exam board you are doing but i would say practice some older past papers to get the hang of the types of questions/ answers they give/want and then do some more recent papers to get you familiar with how questions will be phrased / worded in the exam because as im sure you are aware the newer papers have much more linking / thinking involved so they are harder. If you need any help with a particular topic/area, join me over on my thread and we can try to discuss it and provide help. Good luck with c2 and getting an A

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...1#post65015081
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4 years ago
#20
(Original post by sheelo73)
i did c1 badly too . to get an A* overall you need:

240/300 UMS at AS (thats c1,c2 and either s1 or m1 (depending on what you do in AS) combined)
AND
- 180 UMS across both C3 and C4 (basically 90 ums on each c3 and c4)
AND
- at least a C in your applied module at A2 (the one left over from s1 or m1... so if you did s1 for AS and m1 in a2, you need at least a C in m1)

roughly an A is 420ums out of a possible 600 over AS and A2 combined . so you have a chance still
This is pretty much all wrong.
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