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    (Original post by jneill)
    Don't be. You'll be fine. You seem to be exactly the kind of candidate Cambridge is looking for.
    thanks jneill
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    (Original post by nurav11)
    Huge praise indeed enaayrah but that link you made was really cool, forget what kadak said about that aha.
    I am actually physically blushing

    But yeah, we've settled that hopefully and I know he didn't mean for it to offend
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    (Original post by enaayrah)
    I am actually physically blushing

    But yeah, we've settled that hopefully and I know he didn't mean for it to offend
    Ahaha yeah, I'm sure he didn't. Again here, no emojis makes a huge difference to the statement! Maybe if there was a :mmm: or it might have looked better
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    Btw has anyone applied for any of the college open days and if so, which ones?
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    Quick question:

    Grade boundaries for my OCR Biology F212 mock (2014 paper) were as follows:

    42(E) 48(D) 54(C) 61(B) 68(A) (Marks out of 100)

    How would you go about working out what full UMS for the paper would be? The OCR website (unlike AQA) gives no hint. Am I to assume that the graph of %UMS against raw mark is a straight line and therefore 82/100 is full UMS?

    I got 87/100
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    (Original post by Anti-Dirac)
    Quick question:

    Grade boundaries for my OCR Biology F212 mock (2014 paper) were as follows:

    42(E) 48(D) 54(C) 61(B) 68(A) (Marks out of 100)

    How would you go about working out what full UMS for the paper would be? The OCR website (unlike AQA) gives no hint. Am I to assume that the graph of %UMS against raw mark is a straight line and therefore 82/100 is full UMS?

    I got 87/100
    By those boundaries, 82 marks seems more likely to be the boundary for full UMS yeah.
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    By those boundaries, 82 marks seems more likely to be the boundary for full UMS yeah.
    I heard the general rule of thumb is boundary for an A + twice the difference between A and B boundaries, which also gives 82
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    (Original post by Krollo)
    I heard the general rule of thumb is boundary for an A + twice the difference between A and B boundaries, which also gives 82
    That is how I worked it out originally
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    (Original post by Krollo)
    I heard the general rule of thumb is boundary for an A + twice the difference between A and B boundaries, which also gives 82
    Yeh this is generally the best way to find 100 UMS, probably give and take a couple marks either way. Low boundaries for last year's paper but most people find F212 much harder than F211 anyway so who knows.

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    (Original post by Anti-Dirac)
    Quick question:

    Grade boundaries for my OCR Biology F212 mock (2014 paper) were as follows:

    42(E) 48(D) 54(C) 61(B) 68(A) (Marks out of 100)

    How would you go about working out what full UMS for the paper would be? The OCR website (unlike AQA) gives no hint. Am I to assume that the graph of %UMS against raw mark is a straight line and therefore 82/100 is full UMS?

    I got 87/100
    Also, the raw marks to UMS is linear of all grade boundaries up to an A. From A to 100 UMS, it's not linear though. It sort of gets steeper for a few marks then levels out as it reaches the 100 UMS mark.

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    Thanks for all the replies, that cleared things up a bit! My teachers don't seem to understand that just an A isn't good enough
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    (Original post by Anti-Dirac)
    Thanks for all the replies, that cleared things up a bit! My teachers don't seem to understand that just an A isn't good enough
    Only my Maths tutor knows that I need high A grades and she's amazingly supportive of it
    My chemistry tutor doesn't necessarily know that I need high As, but she still gets disappointed when I don't get full marks or close to it, so that's determination from her in itself :lol:
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    I have my written EMPA paper tomorrow. The experiments seem to have gone well, and the grade boundaries are typically low... who knows? I might just do it...
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    (Original post by Krollo)
    I have my written EMPA paper tomorrow. The experiments seem to have gone well, and the grade boundaries are typically low... who knows? I might just do it...
    Good luck! We have our EMPA experiments tomorrow (physics)
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    (Original post by Anti-Dirac)
    Good luck! We have our EMPA experiments tomorrow (physics)
    Best of luck! If you're on AQA I don't think they're too bad :ahee:

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    Is anyone else's motivation starting to wane? I'm hoping it's because I've done nearly everything and don't have much more to do (always optimistic)!
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    (Original post by antisansculotte)
    Is anyone else's motivation starting to wane? I'm hoping it's because I've done nearly everything and don't have much more to do (always optimistic)!
    Thankfully my subjects are science based so it is very easy to ensure I have done enough work as I can just do past papers which are very easy to mark and see whether I've done enough or not

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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Thankfully my subjects are science based so it is very easy to ensure I have done enough work as I can just do past papers which are very easy to mark and see whether I've done enough or notPosted from TSR Mobile
    I can only do that for French! Consider yourself lucky (but I don't envy you at all; I hate science).
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    (Original post by a_quiet_person)
    Hooray another engineer Any idea of what specialism yet?
    Im thinking civil engineering, especially hazard proof structures (like earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes) - I'm doing research on this for my EPQ too
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    (Original post by antisansculotte)
    Is anyone else's motivation starting to wane? I'm hoping it's because I've done nearly everything and don't have much more to do (always optimistic)!
    Same here actually! I just want to nap all the time :lol:
 
 
 
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