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    (Original post by honour)
    And does this apply to Edexcel?
    Just checked their site and yep, the first person you quoted basically quoted the Edexcel website, I do OCR MEI and it’s the same for an a*
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    Same for all domestic UK exam boards (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC & CCEA). The rules are here: https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/...ce-for-centres
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    You’re right, simply put including C3 and C4 you need to get the total UMS for an A grade (480), if C3 and C4 contribute at least 180UMS to the 480 then you get the A*
    Thank you, you have lifted so much weight off my shoulders!
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    (Original post by abc_123_)
    You can't get an A* in S1 ... the top grade awarded is an A because it's an AS module not an A2 module.
    C3 and C4 are the only A2 modules so they're the only modules you can get an A* for x
    You actually can't get an A* for any single module, you can only get 90 UMS. An A* is only an overall grade.

    However, Pearson releases theoretical A* boundaries for the A2 units, something which doesn't happen for the AS ones.
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    Guys guys I think I wasn't much clear in my blunt post. I was a bit too klutz, I apoligze. Let me clear it out My maths desire includes - C1,C2 and M1 for AS. All 3 I've given and from C1 and C2 I've got A's. M1, still waiting on that. Anyway for A2, I'm doing C3, C4 and S1. We can get A* marks in C3 and C4 right? Since its an A2 part(I know overall A* is there, but if you check grade boundaries for A2 subjects, they give an A* mark for them) so I was wondering, what could be the S1 A* mark.
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    Yes but, I'm not talking about A* OVERALL, I'm talking about A* INDIVIDUALLY. Because I want to do as good as possible for S1 as I'm talking it before C34
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    (Original post by Writter224)
    Yes but, I'm not talking about A* OVERALL, I'm talking about A* INDIVIDUALLY. Because I want to do as good as possible for S1 as I'm talking it before C34
    As explained already, you can't get an A* individually for a unit. The highest unit grade that would be shown on a statement of results is an A.


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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    As explained already, you can't get an A* individually for a unit. The highest unit grade that would be shown on a statement of results is an A.


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    https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...aries-1701.pdf The link shws all grade boundaries. As you can see A2 has an A* boundary. But S1 isn't an A2 subject, although people still take it in A2, so I wanted to know whether it could have an A* mark too or not
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    (Original post by Writter224)
    https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...aries-1701.pdf The link shws all grade boundaries. As you can see A2 has an A* boundary. But S1 isn't an A2 subject, although people still take it in A2, so I wanted to know whether it could have an A* mark too or not
    No it can not.
    S1 is an AS unit that cannot contribute to meeting the results conditions for an A* in either maths or further maths.
    For maths the only relevant unit for A* is C34. You need to reach the A* condition in C34 (180 ums) and achieve 480 ums in total.


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    So basically, I'm at my best, as long as I get an A for S1?
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    (Original post by Writter224)
    So basically, I'm at my best, as long as I get an A for S1?
    The best grade result you can get on your statement of results for any individual UnIt of Edexcel A level maths is an A.
    The A* boundary shown is just for information to give candidates an indication of what is needed.
    The more marks you get in S1 the fewer marks are needed from other results when they work out your grade.
    The overall grade for your A level is worked out by adding the UMS marks from each unit together. E.g. A total of 360=C, 420=B, 480=A
    If you get a total of 480 AND that includes 180 gained in C34 you get an A*
    The a* boundary shown for C34 is the number of marks needed for 180 ums.



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