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    (Original post by baldwel)
    The minimum for an A* is always 180/200 UMS marks, but UMS marks are not the same as raw marks. So 165 is the raw mark, which will then be converted into a UMS mark. Because 165 raw mark is an A*, the UMS mark equivalent would be over or equal to 180. In one year, you might need 165 for 180 UMS but in another year 168 might be needed for 180 UMS depending on the difficulty of that exam paper compared to other years.

    I'm pretty sure that's how it works anyway? I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong
    Thank you
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    Aww thank you and you're welcome

    Thank you you're welcome aww

    You're welcome

    Thanks so much let's hope so! I'm sure you've done wonderfully
    Hey the percentages are in terms of UMS not raw marks, which is why your brother got an A*! The percentage required to get a certain grade in terms of raw marks is not equal to UMS. So when I've stated below that, that say 180/200 overall in geography would be an A*, that doesn't mean you can only drop 20 marks, you just need 180 UMS. Does that make it any clearer or? UMS percentages are fixed whilst raw mark grade boundaries are not I'll take a look and quote you again :yep:

    Most of them will be released on the 20th August


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    I'm really nervous because the WJEC are meant to be marking even harsher with higher boundries. Sooo nervous!! Ahhhhh
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    (Original post by Lottie006)
    I'm really nervous because the WJEC are meant to be marking even harsher with higher boundries. Sooo nervous!! Ahhhhh

    What at exams did you sit? Science and Maths?
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    (Original post by lewishowell)
    What at exams did you sit? Science and Maths?
    Everything but science. I sat AQA in science (phys, chem and biol).

    Although I did sit these in WJEC:
    • Maths
    • English
    • Welsh
    • French
    • Systems and control
    • History
    • Geography


    Why, did you sit WJEC? If so how did you find them?
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    (Original post by Lottie006)
    Everything but science. I sat AQA in science (phys, chem and biol).

    Although I did sit these in WJEC:
    • Maths
    • English
    • Welsh
    • French
    • Systems and control
    • History
    • Geography


    Why, did you sit WJEC? If so how did you find them?
    I'm in year 10, are you in year 11?
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    (Original post by lewishowell)
    I'm in year 10, are you in year 11?
    Yes.
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    (Original post by Lottie006)
    Yes.
    Ok, I sat 8 exams in total this year, 5 on edexcel and only 3 on WJEC!
    I sat
    Welsh unit 1
    Geography unit 1
    RE unit 1

    i found the welsh exam to be fairly easy and the RE, however I made one or two silly mistakes on the Geography exam!
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    (Original post by lewishowell)
    Ok, I sat 8 exams in total this year, 5 on edexcel and only 3 on WJEC!
    I sat
    Welsh unit 1
    Geography unit 1
    RE unit 1

    i found the welsh exam to be fairly easy and the RE, however I made one or two silly mistakes on the Geography exam!
    The Geo exam wasn't the nicest however I think I could get three A* or one A* and two As. My geography said that this year, paper 1 and 2 were difficult so the grade boundary will lower quite a bit and also the welsh exam ones as a year 11 topic was out in our year 10 exam so my exam one will be lowered! If the exams are harder then the GB have to be lowered
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    (Original post by Lottie006)
    Yes.
    sorry, my replies are below, not enough room for some reason
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    Check this out: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/...cle1442312.ece
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    Thank God!!
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    I don't think it's true: http://www.theguardian.com/education...fiddled-ofqual
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    It is evident that an examiner has leaked this info to the media and now Ofqual are attempting to cover it up! This years GCSE were hard across all boards so of course results will be lower, of course grade fixing will go on and grade boundaries will lower due to a reform, think about it, they are trying to cover up for themselves! If they released results to students low and not fiddle them, how would this make Britain look compared to other countries! I'm lucky to live in Wales where this years lowered results won't really affect me as much as they will to english students!
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    I am so scared for results day, and is it just me who has no idea what grades I'll be happy with..?
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    (Original post by Ellen97)
    I am so scared for results day, and is it just me who has no idea what grades I'll be happy with..?
    I'm feeling like this it's so nerve racking trying to reminisce whether the exam went well or horrible


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    Thanks for this post! Luckily I only have to pick up one result (psychology) which I'm not too nervous about as I think I did quite well in it. I'll be looking out for the AQA grade boundaries!
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    Oh thanks
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    Great thread
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    Is anyone just literally counting down to 20th rather than 21st? That's when it's my birthday plus the release of most of the grade boundaries.. Don't know whether to laugh, cry, die, or be happy


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