I keep calculating and re-calculating my UMS marks too.. I've still got 3 exams left though (argh). English synoptic, chemistry synoptic and chemistry AEA--why did I choose the AEA? It seems like utter insanity at the moment. I'm not going to do any work for it though, although I think will stop short of going out the night before the exam.
Heeeey Beibei haven't seen you on here in aaages. How are your exams going?
OUchie. Where do you waitress? Hmm, im looking for a job for part of the summer, im not really looking well as i dont want one But should probably get one for uni money.
This genius friend of mine (she's our age) has her own COMPANY supplying waitresses to catering companies, so it was a wedding party last night. Just been at a primary school reunion - weird to see how everyone turned out! Four of the five girls there are going to do medicine next year!
That iron-colours thing is genius! Right, off to revise in front of the football! (=watch the football.)
How do the UMS things work - from what i've read - if you got high a's you only need d's ???
Basically, your raw mark in each module is scaled, depending on how well other people did and how hard the paper was, to give a UMS mark, usually out of 100, although it varies a bit to weight the different modules. Your AS part is out of 300 UMS, and your A2 part is another 300, so the overall grade depends on how many you get out of 600 - as Aired said, its 480 for an A, so if you get ~300 at AS, you can drop quite a lot of marks at A2 and still average out to an A.
As far as I know A levels aren't competitive i.e. you could get 99/100 but if everyone else got 100/100 you still wouldn't get an A, so I don't think they solely use the normal distribution when determining grades but I could be wrong.
Oh and can I just add how intensely angry I am that Holland lost tonight; need to vent! I'm major Holland fan having lived here all my life and it pains me to see they underperform when it comes down to the crunch over and over again. Just fingers crossed that in 4 years time it'll finally be different when their under 21 squad that won the under 21 world cup progresses to the first team. It's scary how wound up football can get me at times lol.