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Hi guys,

I am doing Biology practice papers at the moment and am confused as to whether I am getting A's or A*'s, as I don't really understand UMS.

For June 2010
Grade A B
Raw 60 42
UMS 90 72

So if I got 49/60 raw mark how do I work out what UMS that is and whether or not it is an A star?
Please explain it really clearly as I find this all very confusing.

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what exam board, for AQA, just google aqa ums conversion, and it be one of the first results

for edexcel, you have download some excel spreadsheet from the website
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(Original post by jo7777)
Hi guys,

I am doing Biology practice papers at the moment and am confused as to whether I am getting A's or A*'s, as I don't really understand UMS.

For June 2010
Grade A B
Raw 60 42
UMS 90 72

So if I got 49/60 raw mark how do I work out what UMS that is and whether or not it is an A star?
Please explain it really clearly as I find this all very confusing.

Thanks
Looks like you've written the wrong boundaries here otherwise there is a massive gap between A and B. which exam board is this which unit and which paper


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So 60 was an A on that paper?

Anyway you work out the scale factor with the marks in that category and just calculate it from there.
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Oops my bad!
Its actually this:

Max A B
Raw 60 42 37
UMS 90 72 63

Its OCR Biology and I got them from here:
http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/15887-u...-june-2010.pdf
Its GCE Biology Communication, Homeostasis and Energy.

Every time I have a UMS sheet like this how can I work out what an A star is?
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what exam board, for AQA, just google aqa ums conversion, and it be one of the first results

for edexcel, you have download some excel spreadsheet from the website
And for OCR?
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Oops my bad!
Its actually this:

Max A B
Raw 60 42 37
UMS 90 72 63

Its OCR Biology and I got them from here:
http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/15887-u...-june-2010.pdf
Its GCE Biology Communication, Homeostasis and Energy.

Every time I have a UMS sheet like this how can I work out what an A star is?
The way I understand it the A* is roughly the A boundary plus the difference between the A and the B boundary. So it was probably 47 for that year. An A* is always 90% of the ums marks so here it would be 81 ums.

I assume you already know though that it is not based on each individual exam but as an average across the whole A2 of 90% ums and 80% ums for the whole a level (as and a2)


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The way I understand it the A* is roughly the A boundary plus the difference between the A and the B boundary. So it was probably 47 for that year. An A* is always 90% of the ums marks so here it would be 81 ums.

I assume you already know though that it is not based on each individual exam but as an average across the whole A2 of 90% ums and 80% ums for the whole a level (as and a2)
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That makes more sense now, thank you!
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