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    Hi,

    A university has requested my individual maths module grades. Since I take F. maths I sat the whole of a level maths in year 12 and I'm not sure if I've filled out the form correctly. So on the form I put down C3 and C4 at an A. I actually got above 90 ums in both so it would mean that my maths grade would be at an A*. So should I have said that the module grades were at an A* or A? I was always under the impression that the highest module grade was an A even at A2. Thanks
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    Surely if you did the whole of your maths A level last year you should have the full details including the final grade and the module breakdowns so you can add the grades as they appear? Did you get an A* overall?

    Edit: forgot to quote so benlg3
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    Surely if you did the whole of your maths A level last year you should have the full details including the final grade and the module breakdowns so you can add the grades as they appear? Did you get an A* overall?

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    Yes I did get an A* overall. On my breakdown sheet it showed:

    Core Mathematics 1:94 a
    Core Mathematics 2:100 a
    Core Mathematics 3:100 a
    Core Mathematics 4: 90 a
    Statistics 1: 94 a
    Mechanics 1: 100 a

    However, the whole a level hasn't been aggregated so I will only receive the maths a level at the end of year 13. I am just concerned that the universities won't know whether or not I achieved an A* or an A just based on module grades especially when the courses I have applied to require A* in maths.
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    (Original post by benlg3)
    Yes I did get an A* overall. On my breakdown sheet it showed:

    Core Mathematics 1:94 a
    Core Mathematics 2:100 a
    Core Mathematics 3:100 a
    Core Mathematics 4: 90 a
    Statistics 1: 94 a
    Mechanics 1: 100 a

    However, the whole a level hasn't been aggregated so I will only receive the maths a level at the end of year 13. I am just concerned that the universities won't know whether or not I achieved an A* or an A just based on module grades.
    The universities should all know how the maths A* system works by now, it’s been going on since 2004 after all. You should have still been able to declare your overall grade as an A* on UCAS though surely?
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    (Original post by EmilySarah00)
    The universities should all know how the maths A* system works by now, it’s been going on since 2004 after all. You should have still been able to declare your overall grade as an A* on UCAS though surely?
    You can't declare the grade because it isn't certified but I am predicted an A* in maths.
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    (Original post by benlg3)
    Yes I did get an A* overall. On my breakdown sheet it showed:

    Core Mathematics 1:94 a
    Core Mathematics 2:100 a
    Core Mathematics 3:100 a
    Core Mathematics 4: 90 a
    Statistics 1: 94 a
    Mechanics 1: 100 a

    However, the whole a level hasn't been aggregated so I will only receive the maths a level at the end of year 13. I am just concerned that the universities won't know whether or not I achieved an A* or an A just based on module grades especially when the courses I have applied to require A* in maths.
    90+ UMS in A2 modules should be an A*
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    (Original post by benlg3)
    You can't declare the grade because it isn't certified but I am predicted an A* in maths.
    I’m sure the University will get the picture considering you’ve taken C3 and 4 already and got the A* UMS mark. They’ll be used to FM students doing the whole maths A level early
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    (Original post by EmilySarah00)
    I’m sure the University will get the picture considering you’ve taken C3 and 4 already and got the A* UMS mark. They’ll be used to FM students doing the whole maths A level early
    The university only asked for the module grades and explicitly said no ums.
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    (Original post by benlg3)
    The university only asked for the module grades and explicitly said no ums.
    Hm. Well technically yes the C3 and 4 grades should be A* but I find it perplexing that they weren’t printed as so on your grade breakdown
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    Here's exactly what it says on my results slip as you can see the module grade is at an a. Should I email the admissions team to let them know the nature of the c3/c4 score?
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    Here's exactly what it says on my results slip as you can see the module grade is at an a. Should I email the admissions team to let them know of my final grade?
    Yes that would be a great idea. Just explain the situation like you have to us and they’ll take note.
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    Here's exactly what it says on my results slip as you can see the module grade is at an a. Should I email the admissions team to let them know the nature of the c3/c4 score?
    I'm pretty sure they'll have access to your UMS scores when you send the application, but you could phone/email just to make sure.
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    I'm pretty sure they'll have access to your UMS scores when you send the application, but you could phone/email just to make sure.
    Universities don’t receive UMS only unit grades.

    I would have expected your referee to explain that you have an uncertified A* grade.
 
 
 

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