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# Are the grade boundaries really this close? Watch

1. ok, So I got in my AS levels 2 B's and a D.

The D was in Business studies which consists of BUSS 1 and BUSS 2.

In Buss 1 I got a B with 62UMS. 47.5/80
In Buss 2 I got a E with 54 UMS. 39/80

=116 UMS

For a B you need 140 UMS.

56 out of 80 is 98 UMS.

98 + 62 = 160UMS.

Which is an A. Is there really only a 17 mark difference for me between an A and my D?
2. (Original post by Frostyjoe)

In Buss 1 I got a B with 62UMS.
In Buss 2 I got a E with 54 UMS. 39/80
I'm a bit confused, you said earlier that you got 54 UMS in Buss 2. Are you then converting up that UMS? As that will probably inflate it slightly. And good luck for next year
3. Yes I got 54 UMS which is 39 marks and i'm saying that for me to get from a D to an A I need to get to 160 UMS.

So 160 - 116 UMS = 44UMS.

so 56/80 which is an extra 17 marks is 98UMS.

So 62 + 98 = 160UMS.

It just seems that 17 marks is a little close.
For a B I only need an extra 9 marks.
4. I've double checked the tables UMS converter you linked, and I'm sorry to say they are that close. Unfortunately, in business there does seem to be little grade difference. It actually looks that the grades are fairly low, as the cap is at 65. In the case of that exam, it just seems to look (I haven't sat it) that it was fairly hard judging from everyone having such a large left shift
5. Yea. I am disgusted that basically someone with 9 more marks than me would be regarded as a b and I am a fail.. I should go upto a c with a remark hopefully.

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