(Original post by gooner1592)
So, let me get this straight. The Top 5 awards are given to those students who get the top 5 marks, so for example there could be 4 people who, in AQA French Spec A who got 360, whereas there may be 200 people who got 359 UMS marks, and since there is no way of just choosing 1 out of that 200, they all get it? Is that right?
Providing some people get 360, the top five marks are 356-360. Anyone who receives any of those marks receives a top five letter. If the top mark is 357, the top five marks are 353, 354, 355, 356, 357.
It's not the five people who get the best marks, it's the top five marks. So there could be thirty people who get the top five marks, or there could conceivably be hundreds.
(Just don't tell your parents