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I need some help about UMS points for A level maths
I know that in a level maths there is Pure 1 Stats 1 Mech 1 and repeat for A level for #2.

I know as exams is at the end of 2 years with A level content.

Im confused on how much would i need to get An A or a* minimum.
I also do Physics chemistry AQA A level.
I'm confused and need help.
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Hi there,
I need some help about UMS points for A level maths
I know that in a level maths there is Pure 1 Stats 1 Mech 1 and repeat for A level for #2.

I know as exams is at the end of 2 years with A level content.

Im confused on how much would i need to get An A or a* minimum.
I also do Physics chemistry AQA A level.
I'm confused and need help.
Nobody knows what raw mark will be needed in new Linear A level maths to achieve a specific grade. After the papers are taken and marked, the examiners will analyse the results and determine what the grade boundaries should be, exactly as they do at GCSE now. Grade boundaries will vary from year to year.
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The UMS is not used for linear A levels and the subjects you are asking about are all linear A levels. How you do in individual exams is not important, what matters is your total mark across all the A level exams. If you do well enough then you get an A or an A*
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@Compost & @ gdunne42 Oh right. So, the first group of people first doing the linear a level exams are just a experiment for the grade boundaries? I get it now. thanks

But what's a good percentage to aim for to get maybe a B and an A and an A* for Physics Chemistry AQA and Maths AQA a level? Would it be 80% for A or something...

The results i get in my first year in a level would not count. But would the university like to know what i got for the mock as level or would they not care which is alright with me?

And are the as level and a level content separate from each other, and are assessed in different papers? I think there are 3 papers for Maths for AS at the end of two year course where it's just as content i think.
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(Original post by Batman2k1)
@Compost & @ gdunne42 Oh right. So, the first group of people first doing the linear a level exams are just a experiment for the grade boundaries? I get it now. thanks

But what's a good percentage to aim for to get maybe a B and an A and an A* for Physics Chemistry AQA and Maths AQA a level? Would it be 80% for A or something...

The results i get in my first year in a level would not count. But would the university like to know what i got for the mock as level or would they not care which is alright with me?

And are the as level and a level content separate from each other, and are assessed in different papers? I think there are 3 papers for Maths for AS at the end of two year course where it's just as content i think.
Maths only changed in September 2017 so we don't know grade boundaries at all; has your teacher not explained this to you? Other subjects, like Physics were already changed to linear.

AS and A level are assessed separately. I would suggest you download the specification from the exam board website to understand the new system.
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Oh okay. My teachers has not been very clear on this, i just got confused, but now i understand it now.

is 80% around an A, and A* 90% for AS Level or something? Would it be higher for a level? I know there are no grade boundaries, but i want to have an aim to get for each past paper i do or something.
Can someone help me on this..
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is 80% around an A, and A* 90% for AS Level or something? Would it be higher for a level? I know there are no grade boundaries, but i want to have an aim to get for each past paper i do or something.
Can someone help me on this..
You can see what the grade boundaries were for AQA AS and A level Chemistry and Physics last year here http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...oundary-tables This is the same specification as you are studying.

You are the first year taking linear Maths so there are no past grade boundaries to check.
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@Compost & @ gdunne42 Oh right. So, the first group of people first doing the linear a level exams are just a experiment for the grade boundaries? I get it now. thanks
It's not an experiment. It's for real. And boundaries will be calculated to take into account the prior attainment of the cohort (ie how well they did in the subject at GCSE).

https://ofqual.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/3...-new-a-levels/


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It's not an experiment. It's for real. And boundaries will be calculated to take into account the prior attainment of the cohort (ie how well they did in the subject at GCSE).

https://ofqual.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/3...-new-a-levels/


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Thanks, So, for people who take linear exams after me, will have the same marking system
"boundaries will be calculated to take into account the prior attainment of the cohort (ie how well they did in the subject at GCSE)."
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Thanks, So, for people who take linear exams after me, will have the same marking system
"boundaries will be calculated to take into account the prior attainment of the cohort (ie how well they did in the subject at GCSE)."
I don't see why not.

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