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    So, I and most people in my class failed their january physics exams (80% got an E or U) so the teacher got our papers back.

    I knew I had failed on the day of the exam, so I was expecting my U so wasn't as upset as many others, but, I got 1 more UMS mark than my Raw marks...wtf?

    I got 27% UMS but 39% raw marks...seriously, how is that even fair? I thought scaling UMS was much fairer than that.

    I'm quite annoyed, I know I need to accept my result, which I have, but I did slightly better than what my UMS actually shows....

    Anyone else had this happen?
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    Easy paper.
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    (Original post by Right Guard 3.D)
    So, I and most people in my class failed their january physics exams (80% got an E or U) so the teacher got our papers back.

    I knew I had failed on the day of the exam, so I was expecting my U so wasn't as upset as many others, but, I got 1 more UMS mark than my Raw marks...wtf?

    I got 27% UMS but 39% raw marks...seriously, how is that even fair? I thought scaling UMS was much fairer than that.

    I'm quite annoyed, I know I need to accept my result, which I have, but I did slightly better than what my UMS actually shows....

    Anyone else had this happen?
    this is the whole point of scaled marks.

    If only 5 people sat an exam and the test was out of 100 raw marks and they got 96, 97, 98, 99, and 100 one of them would get 80-100% ums, one would get 70-80% ums etc etc. And the person who got 96 would get 40-50% ums or similar.

    That's just the way it works
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    (Original post by Circadian_Rhythm)
    Easy paper.
    Yeh, boundaries were the highest for a while. Its just annoying that my mark isn't representative of what I actually got.

    Bring on my resit, which will probaly be a hard paper
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    (Original post by The_Goose)
    this is the whole point of scaled marks.

    If only 5 people sat an exam and the test was out of 100 raw marks and they got 96, 97, 98, 99, and 100 one of them would get 80-100% ums, one would get 70-80% ums etc etc. And the person who got 96 would get 40-50% ums or similar.

    That's just the way it works
    Ahh ok

    Thanks
 
 
 
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