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Rob24601
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Im a bit confused, could someone possibly tell me how these UMS marks work and also how it is possible to get full UMS points for a module without actually getting full marks on the exam?
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It is possible to get 100% UMS without full marks on the exam.

UMS, I assume, is just fitting the marks to a normal distribution curve, then shifting it around so that the right number of people are getting Cs, etc. It usually means your raw mark increases. It's used so that a 90 this year should mean the same as one last year, and a particularly hard paper doesn't mean an abnormal number of fails etc.
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(Original post by Rob24601)
also how it is possible to get full UMS points for a module without actually getting full marks on the exam?
I got 10 raw marks more than my friend once and (annoyingly )we both got full ums points.

It's all about the statistics :confused:
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If you check the websites for the exam boards and look at their regulations, it will explain how UMS marks work.
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