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    Hi i'm confused, hoping for some clarification.

    Just wondering what the point of adjusting grade boundaries for individual exams are when you gain the same mark. For example moving the scale down slightly when the exam was found particularly hard. Does the raw to UMS conversion increase...because if not, it doesn't affect the overall grade boundary required to get the overall grade, right?
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    Well, if you decrease the grade boundaries, you get higher UMS scores for the same marks. Scaling does not affect UMS boundaries, which are always fixed at A-80%, B-70% etc.
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    Thanks!

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