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Help. Sociology grades!

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    • Thread Starter

    Does anyone know the mark scheme?
    what is each unit out of?

    unit 4 - coursework...90?
    unit 5 - world sociology...105 or 120??
    unit 6 - crime and deviance


    if ur doing aqa, its usually 90 and 90, with crime being the synoptic which is worth 120
    • Thread Starter

    but if the marks are 8, 12 and 40 that makes it out of 60. So unit 5 + 6 is 120marks put together? How much is the coursework?

    Majorrrr confusion!!

    Each paper is marked out of 60 (even the synoptic).

    However, these marks are then subject to a formula that converts them into UMS (each half of the A-level is equal - 300 UMS in total) so the complete A-level = 600 UMS and the grade boundaries are set in stone against this (can't remember off-hand what they are but you should have been given this information somewhere by the exam board or your school / college.

    This is all you really need to know because the rest is out of your hands - when the Board do the UMS conversion from your raw exam marks they factor in a number of things (such as how well or how badly everyone did on a question, the first number they thought of etc.). They then add the 1% or so they're allowed to add by the government just to make sure the overall pass rate continues to improve and, Hey Presto, you have your exam grade.

    And if you've followed all this just think how easy the actual exam's going to be.:rolleyes:

    Unit 4 = /90
    Unit 5 = /90
    Unit 6 = /120

    But as Chris said, these aren't raw marks.
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