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# Maths predicted grade question urgent watch

1. Hi,
in my AS year I did C1 C2 S1 and FP1, I heard that if overall I do
C1 C2 C3 C4 FP1 FP2 FP3 S1 M1 I would get 2 full A levels(Edexcel spec)
Should I get a predicted for this second A level(pure maths) as well as normal maths?(due Thursday)
What UMS would I need to get an A*A* in mathematics and pure mathematics A level
2. Surely you could google what UMS you need to get 2A*s yourself...
3. (Original post by LeapingLucy)
Surely you could google what UMS you need to get 2A*s yourself...
cant seem to find it anywhere
4. (Original post by bruh2132)
cant seem to find it anywhere
It will be in their specification
5. (Original post by Ed5)
It will be in their specification
genuinely looked in it and can't find it,
Not only the UMS im questioning but also whether its possible to do this combination of modules for 2 complete a levels
6. (Original post by bruh2132)
genuinely looked in it and can't find it,
Not only the UMS im questioning but also whether its possible to do this combination of modules for 2 complete a levels
If you're definitely on old spec Edexcel (I believe their course is a reformed linear as of this year), then the general rule for A* in core maths is 80% avg. overall (i.e. an A) and 90% avg. split between C3 and C4 - e.g. 100% in C3 and 80% in C4. Not sure how it works for further I'm afraid!

EDIT: Also yes you should be able to get two full qualifications out of it, though I'm not sure how you go about making this official so I'd ask your head of maths or your sixth form's exams officer.

EDIT: misread the number of modules, thought I saw 12 - pretty sure 9 won't get you two A Levels as below
7. (Original post by bruh2132)
Hi,
in my AS year I did C1 C2 S1 and FP1, I heard that if overall I do
C1 C2 C3 C4 FP1 FP2 FP3 S1 M1 I would get 2 full A levels(Edexcel spec)
Should I get a predicted for this second A level(pure maths) as well as normal maths?(due Thursday)
What UMS would I need to get an A*A* in mathematics and pure mathematics A level
You won't get 2 A levels with 9 units.
You can't certify maths and pure maths by using the same units twice.
You could get an A level in maths and an AS in further maths.
For 2 full A levels you'll need 12 unit results.
8. (Original post by Ed5)
If you're definitely on old spec Edexcel (I believe their course is a reformed linear as of this year), then the general rule for A* in core maths is 80% avg. overall (i.e. an A) and 90% avg. split between C3 and C4 - e.g. 100% in C3 and 80% in C4. Not sure how it works for further I'm afraid!

EDIT: Also yes you should be able to get two full qualifications out of it, though I'm not sure how you go about making this official so I'd ask your head of maths or your sixth form's exams officer.
Thank you!
9. (Original post by gdunne42)
You won't get 2 A levels with 9 units.
You can't certify maths and pure maths by using the same units twice.
You could get an A level in maths and an AS in further maths.
For 2 full A levels you'll need 12 unit results.
thats exactly what I thought but i got this email from pearsons
"C1, C2, C3, C4, S1, M1, FP1, FP2 & FP3 would award you with 2 full a Levels (Mathematics and Pure Mathematics) and an A* in each would be awarded for acheiving a total of 480 UMS with a total of 180 coming from C3 and C4."
10. (Original post by bruh2132)
thats exactly what I thought but i got this email from pearsons
"C1, C2, C3, C4, S1, M1, FP1, FP2 & FP3 would award you with 2 full a Levels (Mathematics and Pure Mathematics) and an A* in each would be awarded for acheiving a total of 480 UMS with a total of 180 coming from C3 and C4."
11. (Original post by gdunne42)
Ok, thanks I think ill end up calling them because I need to know whats going on my UCAS application
12. (Original post by bruh2132)
Ok, thanks I think ill end up calling them because I need to know whats going on my UCAS application
You could ask your exams office to use their official contacts to clarify the situation.

The response is wrong in so many ways in particular you can't double count the same unit results in two qualifications and the A* requirement for a Pure Maths A level are 480 UMS that includes 270 ums from C3,C4, and an A2 further maths unit (FP2 or 3).

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