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    does anyone know how is maths a level grade calculated?

    before i was thinking that an A grade is 80% always , so for example if you get 80% in all modules you will have 480 UMS which is an A.

    however, recently i found out that grade boundaries go up and down year by year e.g. M1 grade boundary for A was something like 76% UMS and for D1 its 88%. doesnt this mean that even if i get 80UMS in all modules and get 480 UMS, it is possible not to get an A?

    Can anyone please explain this to me please?

    help is much appreciated!

    UMS and raw marks are different!

    80% of UMS is A

    however, it's not necessarily the same for the raw marks. UMS works buy some statistical model based on how everyone else has done to try and fit them all in a normal distribution.

    Makes sense?

    Do yourself a favour and forget about UMS and raw marks.

    The marks you get on your results sheet are the only ones that matter. If you can get 480/600 (or 320/400) with those marks then you're set for an A.
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