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    (Original post by niv1234)
    Is that like getting 100%? Sorry I'm slightly confused
    ums stands for uniform mark scale
    it basically standardises raw marks across different papers and boards
    it doesn't necessarily have to be full marks, but near close to
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    Because 100 UMS brings all the girls to the yard :sexface:
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    (Original post by k.m.b)
    ums stands for uniform mark scale
    it basically standardises raw marks across different papers and boards
    it doesn't necessarily have to be full marks, but near close to
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    Getting high UMS takes a bit of the stress off A2 I think.

    like this year, I could get absolutely no marks on my S2 exam (literally 0UMS) and still get an A* in maths A level if I do well enough in C3 and C4.

    (plus I get to brag about being the best )
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    Cos strings of 100s look nice on the results paper
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    Personally, getting full UMS in my AS resits will help me to get an A this year as I have a higher insurance even if one exam goes badly. So that's why some people may want full UMS in certain exams, not necessarily for pride or to show off.
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    Because it implies consistency. Anybody can get 80UMS - a few hours of studying and a tinge of dedication is all it takes. Getting 100UMS exhibits your ability to not only understand the material to perfection, but also that you are not susceptible to mistakes - something which is especially important for mathematical subjects.

    There's that, and the simple fact that <100 =/= 100.
 
 
 
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