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!
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- 25-01-2010 12:47
- 25-01-2010 12:52
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.
- 26-01-2010 22:01
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.