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    Ok, i'm predicted 4 A*s. I averaged out at 92 UMS over the 4 subjects (details in sig).
    I'm thinking of applying to LSE/UCL (Law). Would it be advantageous to put down my UMS marks? I'm worried that they would presume higher UMS than that for A* predictions, so I may damage myself by putting them down. On the other hand, they might think I just got low As and had generous teachers....

    advice? :p:
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    You don't put UMS marks. You put grades.

    You can ask your referee to include the marks in your reference, but you may find that by doing this something else has to be left out.
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    I got told that when your references are attached your ums scores are also attatched to your submission. I got some good UMS scores at As so wanted them to be seen on my UCAS form toooo

    All Edexcel
    AS Chem - 296
    AS Phys - 287
    AS Bio - 276
    A2 Maths - 179/200 - 1 off A* ! devastated, and school lost my remark form !
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    (Original post by Juno)
    You don't put UMS marks. You put grades.

    You can ask your referee to include the marks in your reference, but you may find that by doing this something else has to be left out.
    can't you put UMS scores in the "other" grades box?
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    can't you put UMS scores in the "other" grades box?
    No, you're not allowed to. You could if you really wanted but you wouldn't impress unis. You'd just show them that you don't know how to read and follow instructions.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    No, you're not allowed to. You could if you really wanted but you wouldn't impress unis. You'd just show them that you don't know how to read and follow instructions.
    right, ok, thanks.
    saved me from doing something stupid there :o:
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    Ok, i'm predicted 4 A*s. I averaged out at 92 UMS over the 4 subjects (details in sig).
    I'm thinking of applying to LSE/UCL (Law). Would it be advantageous to put down my UMS marks? I'm worried that they would presume higher UMS than that for A* predictions, so I may damage myself by putting them down. On the other hand, they might think I just got low As and had generous teachers....

    advice? :p:
    You could put it in your personal statement or your referee can put it in but other than that you can't anyway.
    I don't think that they'd assume that you got low As and your school was being generous with the *s because your school has to be realistic! You've got As in all your mods anyway...I got some Bs and are predicted A*s!
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    (Original post by Juno)
    No, you're not allowed to. You could if you really wanted but you wouldn't impress unis. You'd just show them that you don't know how to read and follow instructions.
    :eek:

    We did our UCAS applications as a class and were told to put in our UMS marks in the Other box. I feel like I've just had a bucket of cold water poured over me.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    Ok, i'm predicted 4 A*s. I averaged out at 92 UMS over the 4 subjects (details in sig).
    I'm thinking of applying to LSE/UCL (Law). Would it be advantageous to put down my UMS marks? I'm worried that they would presume higher UMS than that for A* predictions, so I may damage myself by putting them down. On the other hand, they might think I just got low As and had generous teachers....

    advice? :p:

    How the hell did you get such a good grade in unit 2 law? i ran out of time and ended up with a D I'm resitting the exam though, please give me some tips on how to get an A :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by pinda.college)
    How the hell did you get such a good grade in unit 2 law? i ran out of time and ended up with a D I'm resitting the exam though, please give me some tips on how to get an A :rolleyes:
    I'm awesome is how

    seriously though, genuine advice:
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    1) use http://sixthformlaw.info/ (wiki is helpful sometimes too) and learn the full ratios of the cases. It helps. It's hard to apply something you only have a 5/10 word understanding of.
    2) If you're doing negligence, learn your essays for duty, breach & damage by heart. spend an hour or two redrafting each so that you have all the information in in the fewest words possible. then you have 7/14/21 marks for just repeating stuff in a disproportionately small amount of time, leaving you more time to think about application.
    3) ignore that IDEA bs, just write naturally. cramming your writing into a set template does nothing to help its fluidity.

    sounds like a lot of work, but its actually just a few days ( I did it in two, though i stayed up all night the night before the exam. long story short I left it very late before i started revising learning anything. I do not recommend you do this )
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    I'm awesome is how

    seriously though, genuine advice:
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    1) use http://sixthformlaw.info/ (wiki is helpful sometimes too) and learn the full ratios of the cases. It helps. It's hard to apply something you only have a 5/10 word understanding of.
    2) If you're doing negligence, learn your essays for duty, breach & damage by heart. spend an hour or two redrafting each so that you have all the information in in the fewest words possible. then you have 7/14/21 marks for just repeating stuff in a disproportionately small amount of time, leaving you more time to think about application.
    3) ignore that IDEA bs, just write naturally. cramming your writing into a set template does nothing to help its fluidity.

    sounds like a lot of work, but its actually just a few days ( I did it in two, though i stayed up all night the night before the exam. long story short I left it very late before i started revising anything. I do not recommend you do this )
    Thank you:p: very helpful tips.
    Congratulations!

    Are you doing murder, manslaughter etc now?
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    (Original post by pinda.college)
    Thank you:p: very helpful tips.
    Congratulations!

    Are you doing murder, manslaughter etc now?
    I thought it was Cambridge or Raleigh?
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    (Original post by ?!master?!mini?!)
    I thought it was Cambridge or Raleigh?
    bottled it. decided an LSE/ UCL offer would draw me from my exped :p:
    still not choosing "backup" uni's this year though
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    (Original post by Leto)


    We did our UCAS applications as a class and were told to put in our UMS marks in the Other box. I feel like I've just had a bucket of cold water poured over me.
    Oh dear. Unfortunately UCAS stated in its guidance to UCAS Advisers in schools/colleges last year that they cannot process UMS scores, only unit grades. I'll make enquiries as to whether that's changed and update my thread accordingly if it has.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    bottled it. decided an LSE/ UCL offer would draw me from my exped :p:
    still not choosing "backup" uni's this year though
    haha ok!
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    (Original post by Minerva)
    Oh dear. Unfortunately UCAS stated in its guidance to UCAS Advisers in schools/colleges last year that they cannot process UMS scores, only unit grades. I'll make enquiries as to whether that's changed and update my thread accordingly if it has.
    This might seem a little dense of me but what does that mean? My application isn't processed properly? :eek: Or they just won't see anything for my units?

    edit: I applied less than a fortnight ago if that means I can still resolve it?
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    (Original post by Leto)
    This might seem a little dense of me but what does that mean? My application isn't processed properly? Or they just won't see anything for my units?

    edit: I applied less than a fortnight ago if that means I can still resolve it?
    It just means the unis won't see them. If your application really has already gone in (ie not just to the school) and you've had your welcome letter etc all is well in terms of your application being forwarded on to unis.
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    (Original post by Minerva)
    It just means the unis won't see them. If your application really has already gone in (ie not just to the school) and you've had your welcome letter etc all is well in terms of your application being forwarded on to unis.
    Oh, how absolutely awful! I guess I'll just have to hope it won't disadvantage my application too much. Thanks for your help though.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    No, you're not allowed to. You could if you really wanted but you wouldn't impress unis. You'd just show them that you don't know how to read and follow instructions.
    You DO out UMS marks!!!! They go in the module marks/grade bit.
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    (Original post by lozzyhickers)
    You DO out UMS marks!!!! They go in the module marks/grade bit.
    Unfortunately, as everyone else has shown, you're wrong.
 
 
 
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