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how many raw marks (roughly) out of 60 can you drop and still get full UMS?
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I'd say 2-3 MAX!
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Yea thats about right. But it does depends on which exam you are doing. On the Core 1 papers for Maths, you need 75/75 for 100 UMS, while on Core 4, you need 66/75; so it does vary massively.
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(Original post by Vazzyb)
Yea thats about right. But it does depends on which exam you are doing. On the Core 1 papers for Maths, you need 75/75 for 100 UMS, while on Core 4, you need 66/75; so it does vary massively.
Oh right! Yeah, the core 1 paper is actually quite easy, so that's probably why. And of course it also depends on the exam board
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It depends how well everyone else does. 2-3 marks sounds about right, but when my teacher marked my sociology coursework he gave it 55/60 and it came back as 90/90, but he said the moderators didn't change it, so I must have dropped 5 raw marks and still got 100% UMS. I doubt I got full raw marks in either of the exams either, and I know I didn't get full raw marks in French listening!! 3 marks is probably the average.
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It depends entirely on the subject and the paper
e.g. Maths it's entirely possible to get full marks therefore full marks is approximately equal to full UMS
Something like a languages speaking exam it's practically impossible to get full marks so you can drop something like 10 and still do it. Same applies for synoptic papers
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It varies. I had 34/40 in economics unit 4 and had 90/90, so I dropped 6 whole raw marks out of a small (40 mark) paper and still had 90. Impossible to say a generic figure I'm afraid mate.
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(Original post by kellywood_5)
I know I didn't get full raw marks in French listening!! 3 marks is probably the average.
yeah, I certainly know that gcse languages are scaled up.
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I got full UMS marks on two of my three History modules, but it is pretty difficult to actually get full raw marks on History papers, so I'd assume I dropped a couple of points at least.
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It does really vary between modules and subjects. For music I got 81% raw which became 100% UMS because everyone does do badly on the paper each year.
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Can someone please explain to me what UMS and raw marks are. What actually counts to the 600 full ucas points and your grade. Because in biology we got some revison pack full of questions and at the front it said 60/75 marks will get you 105/105 ums and i just thought my teacher just made a mistake. Even if she was correct how can someone getting 60/75 get the same as someone getting 75/75. Im confused

thanks.
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They scale everything compared to an average. So you might have only got 90% but everyone else in the country might have done really bad, so the marks are scaled so that x% get an A etc. meaning that you're percentage at the top end will get larger too; so you end up with a higher UMS score that the grade you achieved. Alternatively if everyone did really well the raw marks could be scaled down, although I don't think this happens very often.
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In coursework or AS Maths, about 1 or 2, for the harder Maths modules and Physics/Chem/Languages probably quite a bit
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but how can 60/75 be credtited equal to 75/75 i dont get it.
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but how can 60/75 be credtited equal to 75/75 i dont get it.
look, if everyone in the country found that exam hard, and the average was (extreme example just to emphasise) 20/75, then 60/75 would be a very high mark, thus when it gets converted into UMS, everyone's is scaled up.

The exam board use a curve to convert to UMS, so for example, throughout the country only the top 15% best marks are worth an A grade, etc
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im not complaining, it sound good to me thanks.
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