A level sociology grade boundaries mess up?

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On the AQA website, it says that to achieve an A in unit 1 sociology, you need 42 marks. i got 56(B), and on unit 2 you need to achieve 64 marks to get an A, i got 77(C). Overall i got a C, i am kinda confused even though im happy with a C. why did i not get an A?
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Are you confusing UMS with the RAW marks?
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Sorry what is UMS and RAW marks?
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RAW marks are what you get on the paper, this is what is shown on the grade boundaries. UMS are the marks you get on your results, it's like a percentage that takes into account the rest of the country.
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I think they are raw marks.

it says AQA GCE/B SCLY1 GCE Sociology unit 1 56 b

AQA GCE/B SCLY2 GCE Sociology unit 2 77 c
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No it's definitely UMS, UMS on unit 1 is out of 80, on unit 2 it is out of 120.
56/80 = B
77/120 = C
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Basically:
56UMS on SCLY1 is 38 raw marks which, according to the grade boundaries is a B
77UMS on SCLY2 is 55 raw marks which is a C

http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums
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Ah ok i understand it now, thanks for the information.
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No worries!
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