# How do I work out what mark I need in each A2 exam to get my predicted grade overall?

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Thread starter 6 years ago
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I am abysmal at maths and cannot wrap my head around the UMS calculations.

Could somebody tell me what I need to get on each unit this year from the data I will provide:

A level English Literature (OCR)
AS Coursework: 48 UMS (Out of 80 UMS)
AS Exam: 86 UMS (Out of 120 UMS)
A2 Coursework: ?? (Out of 80 UMS)
A2 Exam: ?? (Out of 120 UMS)

A level Government and Politics (AQA)
AS Unit 1: 80 UMS (Out of 100 UMS)
AS Unit 2: 58 UMS (Out of 100 UMS)
A2 Unit 3: ?? (Out of 100 UMS)
A2 Unit 4: ?? (Out of 100 UMS)

A level History (AQA)
AS Unit 1: 84 UMS (Out of 100 UMS)
AS Unit 2: 82 UMS (Out of 100 UMS)
A2 Coursework: ?? (Out of 80 UMS)
A2 Exam: ?? (Out of 120 UMS)

Could someone please work out what I need, or advise me how to do so.

Am I correct in thinking that 320/400 UMS = A, 280/400 = B, etc.? Or is this just for AQA?

Also, to save someone from working it out. Are my calculations here correct...

A level Politics (AQA)
AS UMS marks added together (80 + 58) = 138.
If I want a B then 280 - 138 = 142.
So a minimum of 71 UMS on each unit at A2 to get a B overall?

Thank you!
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6 years ago
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In all subjects you need 80% UMS for an A, 70% for a B, and 60% for a C.

Therefore, if a subject has a maximum of 400 UMS available, you need to get 280 UMS for a B and 320 for an A.
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Thread starter 6 years ago
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(Original post by marksmith34)
In all subjects you need 80% UMS for an A, 70% for a B, and 60% for a C.

Therefore, if a subject has a maximum of 400 UMS available, you need to get 280 UMS for a B and 320 for an A.
Thanks: i was right originally!
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