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    How do the Raw marks work?
    How do the Raw Marks work for the GCSEs?
    How do the Raw Marks at AS-Level and A2?
    How are they changed in tyo th UMS marks?
    Thank you
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    raw marks are you actual marks you achieved in your exams.
    uniform (UMS) marks are obtained after scaling and statistical manipulation, which depends on how others do and how difficult a paper is.
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    So in exams where it is practically impossible to get full marks (e.g. a language speaking exam) then you may only need as little as 80% to get 100 UMS. But in something like Maths where a top student could get 100% then UMS roughly equals raw marks.
    This also is used to account for a particularly hard paper where nobody scored top marks.
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    (Original post by usa1981)
    How do the Raw marks work?
    How do the Raw Marks work for the GCSEs?
    How do the Raw Marks at AS-Level and A2?
    How are they changed in tyo th UMS marks?
    Thank you
    They work right? So you don't want to fuss over something that works. :cool:
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    (Original post by Izakel)
    They work right? So you don't want to fuss over something that works. :cool:
    What I was getting at was how many point are the exams worth if they just used the raw marks? Would they be worth less then 300 points for the AS and 600 for the A-Level?
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    300 UMS for AS, 300 for A2. 600 for A-Level.
    Raw marks are converted to UMS marks.
    80% UMS = A grade for A-Level.
    UMS boundaries are always fixed, whereas raw marks fluctuate every year.
 
 
 

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