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    (Original post by Potential Medic)
    Has anyone else read this?
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...el-marked.html
    Oh god, schools already know our results ... That shows that this year the results are even worse
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    (Original post by Zaphod77)
    Ok, I was just checking, as that's a Chemistry grade boundary as well! (sorry)
    no worries
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    (Original post by natd_x)
    What does UMS mean? I'm looking at OCR, and it says MAX = 100. UMS = 70. Please can somebody explain??
    It probably means there are 100 raw marks, which translates to 70/400 of your A-Level.
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    (Original post by x0x)
    Oh god, schools already know our results ... That shows that this year the results are even worse
    Never mind,that was just an old article ...
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    (Original post by x0x)
    Oh god, schools already know our results ... That shows that this year the results are even worse
    That article is clearly incredibly old. I expect it's from 2002.
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    (Original post by ahnn)
    Edexcel's won't be released until midnight. https://twitter.com/EdexcelStudents/...13145767153664
    so does this mean that those maths edexcel grade boundries aren't from edexcel and are completely wrong!!
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    Why aren't the edexcel grade boundaries out yet? They're like 10 hours late
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    I'm cacking it for results.. my reduced offer due to a BTEC i did before A Levels just seems too easy.. 300 course, 100 BTEC, 20 AS Dance and 40 EPQ so I only need 140 points.. but it just seems too good to be true >.<
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    (Original post by Priya08)
    so does this mean that those maths edexcel grade boundries aren't from edexcel and are completely wrong!!
    no they are from Arsey, Arsey always gets the maths boundaries early (somehow :ninja: )
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    (Original post by Bloxorus)
    So for FP1, the A boundary is 64/72 and B is 57. So the 90 UMS boundary is 71 and the 100 UMS boundary is 72?!?! If I get 71 I'm going to be so hacked off!!

    10 UMS for 1 mark, thats utterly ridiculous.
    If you have read my grade boundaries thread (http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2312329) then you will know it doesn't work like that.

    The A boundary is 64 and the 100% is 72, so* it will scale linearly from A to 100%. So the 90 boundary is 68 (the halfway point).

    * - because twice the difference between the A and the B is greater than the difference between the A and 100%
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    Classy stuff by Edexcel, still haven't released anything.
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    (Original post by Infamous12)
    A2. They seem similar to previous years. Can't really say how i have done since it is a subjective subject.
    me too. yea exactly, quite hard to tell. what do you need in this exam to get the grade for uni?
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    OH I've got a question about AS. Maybe I should know this already but... well I don't lol so, when we get our AS results tomorrow does that include EPQ? And general RE?


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    (Original post by Robbie242)
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    Unit Module Session 100' 90' 80' 70' 60' 50' 40'
    6663 C1 Jun-13 75 69.0 63 56 49 42 36
    6664 C2 Jun-13 75 68.5 62 55 48 41 35
    6665 C3 Jun-13 64 57.0 50 43 36 30 24
    6666 C4 Jun-13 75 68.0 61 53 46 39 32
    6689 D1 Jun-13 75 70.0 65 59 53 48 43
    6690 D2 Jun-13 75 68.5 62 53 44 35 27
    6667 FP1 Jun-13 75 66.5 58 49 41 33 25
    6668 FP2 Jun-13 75 70.0 65 59 53 47 41
    6669 FP3 Jun-13 75 67.5 60 52 45 38 31
    6677 M1 Jun-13 68 62.0 56 50 44 38 32
    6678 M2 Jun-13 72 65.0 58 51 44 38 32
    6679 M3 Jun-13 75 68.5 62 55 48 41 35
    6680 M4 Jun-13 73 66.0 59 52 45 38 32
    6681 M5 Jun-13 74 66.0 58 50 43 36 29
    6683 S1 Jun-13 75 68.0 61 52 46 39 32
    6684 S2 Jun-13 75 69.5 64 56 48 40 33
    6691 S3 Jun-13 75 68.0 61 53 46 39 32
    6686 S4 Jun-13 75 69.0 63 54 45 37 29
    Thankyou, only just seen this now!
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    (Original post by James A)
    Classy stuff by Edexcel, still haven't released anything.
    They said last night they were waiting until midnight tonight.
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    (Original post by x0x)
    Oh god, schools already know our results ... That shows that this year the results are even worse
    Apparently it's an old article. Sorry for the confusion.
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    (Original post by abhiksetia)
    Towards the end of that page:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...age=57&page=57
    Thankyou, only just seen this now!
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    (Original post by ScarlettFierce)
    Edexcel why do you like to torture us?
    if it wasnt for edexcel, I would have been so.chill waiting for results
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    They said last night they were waiting until midnight tonight.
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    (Original post by Llewellyn)
    If you have read my grade boundaries thread (http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2312329) then you will know it doesn't work like that.

    The A boundary is 64 and the 100% is 72, so* it will scale linearly from A to 100%. So the 90 boundary is 68 (the halfway point).

    * - because twice the difference between the A and the B is greater than the difference between the A and 100%
    would you mind seeing if my way of predicting ums works, the annoying thing about the OCR document is it is based on a boundary of 10ums rather than A which holds 20ums? it's just on the previous page


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    Unit Module Session 100' 90' 80' 70' 60' 50' 40'

    6677 M1 Jun-13 68 62.0 56 50 44 38 32

    So for example for these boundaries I know that

    70% is 50

    80% is 56

    90% is 62

    100% is 68

    Step I I think I got 64/75 which is an A

    Step II There are 56-75 marks i.e. 19marks in the A boundary

    Step III There are 20marks in the equivalent A ums grade

    Step IV the conversion factor is 10/5 = 2

    STEP V I think I scored 8 marks over the boundary

    STEP VI 8 x 2 = 16

    robbie scored 16+80=96



    Is this right? Is the conversion factor correct?
 
 
 
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