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    (Original post by Fallen)
    You take an exam and get a raw score. This paper is out of 100, so you might get (for instance) 65/100 which is 65%.
    That is then scaled to UMS points, out of 150. So if you need 65% for an A, that gets scaled to 80% UMS which is 120/150.

    In other words, you always need 80% UMS to get an A, but the raw percentage which scales to 80% UMS varies.
    Thank you very much, I thought this is what it meant but grateful for the confirmation

    This makes me a lot happier! I usually go through my exams and count up how many marks I think I've got... I counted about 66, hopefully I got them calculations right and didn't miss out any important terms.. I thought 'oh **** I've only got a C then'.... but if I managed to scrape an A or get a high B... completely different story!
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    (Original post by takethyfacehence)
    Seriously??!?? I thought it always had to be 80% for an A?
    That's the theory, but it actually works like this:

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/learners/ums/index.html
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    (Original post by ba1)
    the polymer should have been drawn similar to this (but obviously with nickel instead of silver)

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    (Original post by imperial maniac)
    That's the theory, but it actually works like this:

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/learners/ums/index.html
    Thanks, m'dear. So basically they know that this exam is a ***** haha and accommodate for it.
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    (Original post by imperial maniac)
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    if that's correct then i actually got it right! shame i failed all the other questions :/
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    So its 480 UMS overall to get an A in chemistry, right?
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    (Original post by BackDoorEntry)
    So its 480 UMS overall to get an A in chemistry, right?
    Yes - 0.8 x 600 = 480
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    (Original post by Vinchenko)
    Yes - 0.8 x 600 = 480
    Thanks.

    And for full UMS, if an exam was out of 150 marks, is the boundary for full UMS points at 150/150, or will it be say, 145/150?
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    Can someone PLEASE tell me what, on average of say 55 marks, would equal in terms of UMS??
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    (Original post by blush.ox)
    Can someone PLEASE tell me what, on average of say 55 marks, would equal in terms of UMS??
    55 is a C
    you be would 2 UMS marks away from a B
    and 10 UMS marks away from an A
    according to the january 2011 grade boundaries
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    (Original post by BackDoorEntry)
    Thanks.

    And for full UMS, if an exam was out of 150 marks, is the boundary for full UMS points at 150/150, or will it be say, 145/150?
    It's almost always lower - I must have got a maximum of 92% of the marks in my Jan Physics paper, and got 100% UMS. The only time it'll be 100% marks = 100% UMS is in school-marked practical exams, because the boundaries there tend to be very high - schools give students a lot of help with them, and you get up to 3 tries, so you can see why!
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    (Original post by susan23)
    55 is a C
    you be would 2 UMS marks away from a B
    and 10 UMS marks away from an A
    according to the january 2011 grade boundaries
    2 away from a B oh ffs lol
    What UMS is that though exactly? Sorry about this, im really rubbish at the whole UMS thing.
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    (Original post by susan23)
    55 is a C
    you be would 2 UMS marks away from a B
    and 10 UMS marks away from an A
    according to the january 2011 grade boundaries
    I think this paper was a good deal harder than the Jan one, so I'd say it probably works out at a B this season. Which is clearly ridiculous, if the paper is so hard you only need 55% to get 70% equivalent, but there we are...
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    (Original post by blush.ox)
    2 away from a B oh ffs lol
    What UMS is that though exactly? Sorry about this, im really rubbish at the whole UMS thing.
    Oh dear sorry I was looking at the RAW marks....

    let me start again....

    55/150 UMS - grades between U - E

    60/150 - would be grade E


    75/150 - would be D

    90/150 - would be C

    105/150 - B

    120/150 - A

    are you talking about RAW MARKS or UMS?!?!?!?

    ok blush i just realised what you said....

    55 RAW MARKS....yes your 2 RAW MARKS away from a B!!!

    I'm sure you'll make it blush dont worry too much about it...the grade boundaries would probably be lower this June...so you might even get an A
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    (Original post by blush.ox)
    2 away from a B oh ffs lol
    What UMS is that though exactly? Sorry about this, im really rubbish at the whole UMS thing.
    You get a raw mark out of 100 for this exam. The grade boundaries are then decided on that how well/badly everyone does, and only a certain % of people can get an A, B, C...etc So the grade boundaries for each year will vary. But to keep some consistency and so marks are equivalent you'll get a UMS mark. In this exam it's 150. 120/150 UMS will always be an A, whereas the raw marks out of 100 may vary for an A.
    It's quite hard to explain to be honest, but I hope that made some sense....
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    (Original post by susan23)
    x..
    Lol i was basically just asking what 55 raw marks would equal in terms of UMS and you've answered my Q soo thankyou . Well good bye A in chemisty, it was never going to happen anyway :getmecoat:.

    (Original post by LilacTweet)
    You get a raw mark out of 100 for this exam. The grade boundaries are then decided on that how well/badly everyone does, and only a certain % of people can get an A, B, C...etc So the grade boundaries for each year will vary. But to keep some consistency and so marks are equivalent you'll get a UMS mark. In this exam it's 150. 120/150 UMS will always be an A, whereas the raw marks out of 100 may vary for an A.
    It's quite hard to explain to be honest, but I hope that made some sense....
    Yes i know what you mean. I just wanted to know where i would stand with UMS based on if i got like 55 marks on this paper, which i've just looked through. That would help me see how many i would need in the F324 paper :/ to get an A, but it seems impossible, i might not even make the B :/.
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    (Original post by blush.ox)
    Lol i was basically just asking what 55 raw marks would equal in terms of UMS and you've answered my Q soo thankyou . Well good bye A in chemisty, it was never going to happen anyway :getmecoat:.



    Yes i know what you mean. I just wanted to know where i would stand with UMS based on if i got like 55 marks on this paper, which i've just looked through. That would help me see how many i would need in the F324 paper :/ to get an A, but it seems impossible, i might not even make the B :/.
    calculate your whole A level UMS marks...not indivitual grades in each module...because even if you get A grades in all your modules and practicals you STILL DONT GET AN A overall in A level....

    so add up your...

    unit 1
    unit 2
    practical AS
    unit 4
    unit 5 (assume)
    practical A2

    add them in terms of UMS!

    and if its 480 or above...it would be an A ...
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    (Original post by susan23)
    Oh dear sorry I was looking at the RAW marks....

    let me start again....

    55/150 UMS - grades between U - E

    60/150 - would be grade E


    75/150 - would be D

    90/150 - would be C

    105/150 - B

    120/150 - A

    are you talking about RAW MARKS or UMS?!?!?!?

    ok blush i just realised what you said....

    55 RAW MARKS....yes your 2 RAW MARKS away from a B!!!

    I'm sure you'll make it blush dont worry too much about it...the grade boundaries would probably be lower this June...so you might even get an A
    Oh My God. Do you know how happy that makes me feel right now.
    I am pretty sure I got about 50 raw marks. if I get a C then I could get my B average for the entire course. :')
    That paper made me cry. Actually.. truly cry.
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    (Original post by Memorable_Life)
    Oh My God. Do you know how happy that makes me feel right now.
    I am pretty sure I got about 50 raw marks. if I get a C then I could get my B average for the entire course. :')
    That paper made me cry. Actually.. truly cry.
    same here!!! hope the boundaries are lower though!
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    (Original post by susan23)
    calculate your whole A level UMS marks...not indivitual grades in each module...because even if you get A grades in all your modules and practicals you STILL DONT GET AN A overall in A level....

    so add up your...

    unit 1
    unit 2
    practical AS
    unit 4
    unit 5 (assume)
    practical A2

    add them in terms of UMS!

    and if its 480 or above...it would be an A ...
    Yeh im going to do that, but i havent sat F324 yet lol, its next week, soo i still need to see how good/bad it goes and then work out a figure. Not looking forward to it at all after yday :sigh:
 
 
 
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