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    Just to let you know, I can't see your message, all I can see is the following I see in this image;

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    (Original post by astudent1)
    Sorry I don't know what happened to my question. Here it is again:

    When I went to find out my as results I was disappointed with the results I got and so I decided to look at the edexcel grade boundaries for the papers I took.
    In my unit 1 geography, my results said I got 84 (B) but the grade boundaries showed that to get an A you needed 59. The unit 2 geography was the same, I was told I got 56 (B) but to get an A you needed 49.
    Also for my C1 in maths I found out I got 47 which my result sheet said was an E but the grade boundaries showed that to get a C you needed 45.

    I'm sorry if this doesn't make sense. I'm confused by the results or if I'm even right. And has this happened to any if you guys.
    Oh. These are your UMS points, your papers go through a funny formula and grade it out of 100 to make it easier for you to see.
    That's why.
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    There's two types of mark, with associated grade boundaries, called "raw" and "UMS". The marks given to you on your results sheet are UMS, but the grade boundaries you're using are raw. 80% of total UMS available is an A, 70% a B, 60% a C and so on. In Maths the total UMS for each module is 100, I think physics and chemistry are 120, not sure about other subject though.

    So take your Maths for instance, you got 47 UMS. 60 UMS was a C, 50 UMS was a D and 40 UMS was an E, so because you got between 40-49, you were given an E.

    Does that make sense?
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    (Original post by Araya)
    There's two types of mark, with associated grade boundaries, called "raw" and "UMS". The marks given to you on your results sheet are UMS, but the grade boundaries you're using are raw. 80% of total UMS available is an A, 70% a B, 60% a C and so on. In Maths the total UMS for each module is 100, I think physics and chemistry are 120, not sure about other subject though.

    So take your Maths for instance, you got 47 UMS. 60 UMS was a C, 50 UMS was a D and 40 UMS was an E, so because you got between 40-49, you were given an E.

    Does that make sense?
    Oohhh ok yeah that made sense thanks
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Oh. These are your UMS points, your papers go through a funny formula and grade it out of 100 to make it easier for you to see.
    That's why.
    Thanks, made sense
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    (Original post by astudent1)
    Sorry I don't know what happened to my question.
    Sorry, it was sitting in the queue of threads to validate and didn't quite make it in time.
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    My god, you'll be in A2 in a few weeks and you don't even know what UMS is...
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    Hi I did an OCR AS Psychology Core Studies exam in May 2012 and I revised so much for it, like I'm not even exaggerating, there were 15 case studies i needed to know inside out so i didn't waste time with revision. Basically, whenever we did any mock exams I would always get high/low A's and my teacher herself even said that if I keep this up there should be no reason as to why i shouldn't achieve an A in the real exam. And I can remember on the day of the exam I actually went upto my teacher and predicted what would come up on certain sections of the exam (i.e. Maguire for Section B and Developmental approach for section c) and when i saw these come up i was so happy they came up as section c was basically in the bag as i knew the answers by heart from all the exam practice we had done and even the day after the exam my teacher discussed the exam with me and i told her what i wrote down and in her own words she said that "you are bang on the money there excellent" so I was so upset to see i got a D in the real exam and i don't understand how, i just can't quite put my finger on how i got such a rubbish grade! So do you think it's worth asking for a remark? Cause i really don't think i deserved a D on that paper! Please help me!
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    (Original post by aWildPidgey)
    My god, you'll be in A2 in a few weeks and you don't even know what UMS is...
    Many students do find the concept of UMS confusing.


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