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    Basically wondering which ones were maths and Further Maths and if they were AS or A2 modules.

    I know compulsaory for maths is:
    C1-C4
    and F.maths is:
    FP1-FP2

    Need to know:
    D1-
    D2-
    M1-
    M2-
    S1-
    S2-


    Could you please qoute and put either Maths or FM by each one and write if it is AS or A2 module.

    Also with the modules can you say do D1 for AS and do M2 for A2 both in normal maths? (not sure if you can do one (M2) before the first module of that topic)

    thanks
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    It's a modular course.

    C1+C2+ any applied unit make a maths AS level
    C1+C2+C3+C4 + any 2 applied units make a maths A level

    FP1+ any two applied units make a further maths AS level
    FP1 + FP2 or FP3 + any four applied units make a further maths A level

    Edit: You're examined on the modules individually, and then the exam board compose them to give you your best grades, prioritising Maths.
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    OK. You can only do the _2 module if you have done the _1 module in one a-level. Thus, you can do M1 + M2 in maths and then S1 + S2 in FM but not M1 + S2 in maths and S1 + M2 in FM. You can do something like S1 + D1 in maths and then M1 + M2 but the 2 has to be with a 1 in one a level, they cannot be mixed. In all cases the _1 modules are AS and the _2 modules are A2 but that doesnt matter.
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    Whether an applied module is maths or further maths depends on how you want to cash it in. With me, both my statistics modules will most likely go into further maths where as M1 + M2 are probably going to Maths.

    As for AS vs A2, it again depends on how you're cashing it in. I mean, you could cash it in like

    Maths AS + A2: C1-C4 + M1 + M2
    AS FM: FP1 + D1 + D2
    A2 FM: FP2 + S1 + S2

    So we can't really give you a definitive answer. Don't worry about it too much, if you don't cash anything in until you complete both maths and further A-levels, the board will maximise your grades.
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    Do we actually cash in? Like do we actually tell Edexcel or AQA or OCR what modules we'd like to use for which award or do they do it automatically to give you the best possible mark in both... because from my statement of entry, I got entered for the units and for the award, I've never written down specifically that I want M1, M2 for my A level Mathematics for example...
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    (Original post by xinolisss)
    Do we actually cash in? Like do we actually tell Edexcel or AQA or OCR what modules we'd like to use for which award or do they do it automatically to give you the best possible mark in both... because from my statement of entry, I got entered for the units and for the award, I've never written down specifically that I want M1, M2 for my A level Mathematics for example...
    If you didn't cash anything at AS or in the January exams (so you cash all 12 modules in in June), then the board will maximise your grade. The way they do it is first they give you the highest possible grade in Maths A-level (so they bring this up to 480 if possible) and then they put the highest modules into Further Maths. So for example, if you had

    C1-C4 + M1 + S1 - 100%
    M2 - 70%
    S2-S3 - 85%
    FP1 - FP3 - 75%

    A stupid way to cash it in would be to say

    Maths A-level: C1-C4 + M1 + S1 - 600/600 - A
    Further Maths A-Level: FP1-FP3 + M2 + S2-S3 - 465/600 - B

    The board would probably do it like

    Maths A-level: C1-C4 + M1 + M2 - 570/600 - A
    Further Maths A-level: FP1-FP3 + S1-S3 - 495/600 - A

    So you ended up with AA instead of AB.
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    ADs has been said before, the board distribute the modules to give the best grades, with Maths as priotity, BUT, the cannot put a 1 module in FM and a 2 in normal, e.g. they couldn't put D1 in FM, and D2 in normal.

    Also (I don't know about any other boards), in OCR, we didn't technically get a grade at AS for FM, instead waiting until we had completed either Maths, or Maths and FM, and distributing the modules then. For normal maths, they simply picked the highest modules and put them in for AS.

    Hope it helps.
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    Can we resit some modules in a gap year?

    IF we get a levels in June can we do some parts later (neext jan) and can they still count?

    COz i need AA
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    (Original post by thereddevil)
    Can we resit some modules in a gap year?

    IF we get a levels in June can we do some parts later (neext jan) and can they still count?

    COz i need AA
    Yes but you need to ask to decertify your grades (and there's a deadline for it after results day). This basically uncashes them.
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    (Original post by Swayum)
    Yes but you need to ask to decertify your grades (and there's a deadline for it after results day). This basically uncashes them.
    Does that go for all subjects? physics,history (OCR)

    How far is the deadline? months, weeks days?

    If you uncertify you get to keep absolutely everything right?
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    (Original post by thereddevil)
    Does that go for all subjects? physics,history (OCR)

    How far is the deadline? months, weeks days?

    If you uncertify you get to keep absolutely everything right?
    Yes, it does. I don't know exactly when the deadline is, I think you get till like 12th of September or something. If you decertify it, then yes, you get to keep your module marks.

    Actually now that I think about it, I remember reading that from this year on, they're doing something funny with decertification. I can't remember what though. It might be that you can't decertify AS grades anymore, but you may like to find out yourself.
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    You could no longer decline your grades from Summer 2007.
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    (Original post by michaelyus)
    You could no longer decline your grades from Summer 2007.
    What does that mean?

    Can i not do resits in gap yr?
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    I think, but your exam officer at shcool/college would be the best to ask, that you can decide to decline aggregation of any given A-Level, and then retake/take modules in the following year, but, as the default answer is to cash in, after the A2 year, you need to actually tell the exam board about it.

    Otherwise, you would need to resit the entire set of exams/coursework (which would need to be different from the previous one that you used).
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    (Original post by BibbleJW)
    I think, but your exam officer at shcool/college would be the best to ask, that you can decide to decline aggregation of any given A-Level, and then retake/take modules in the following year, but, as the default answer is to cash in, after the A2 year, you need to actually tell the exam board about it.

    Otherwise, you would need to resit the entire set of exams/coursework (which would need to be different from the previous one that you used).
    Sounds a beach

    Best off to not get my alevels this year then?

    Will I still get my results then?(in aug)
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    ID think that you get your results, then choose to decline them.
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    I think we don't have to decline anymore, I think from sometime onwards the results will be chosen automatically...
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    (Original post by xinolisss)
    I think we don't have to decline anymore, I think from sometime onwards the results will be chosen automatically...
    So is that a no to resists in gap years then?
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    hah? I don't understand your question... obviously if you cash in for an award you have to uncash for the award to resit... but you don't have to choose the modules you would like to decline or not...
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    Dont worry i found out that theres no declining anymore.
    If you want to resit it just goes on top of your other results.
 
 
 

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