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    I am very puzzled about the way UMS for CIE AS and A Levels is calculated. I've surfed the net for info on this but it seemed to be only applicable to other exam boards. There are a number of things i would like to ask:
    - is 100% UMS the cap for all subjects? Do we need full raw marks to achieve that? It is strange as my friends have gotten full raw marks but ended up with a UMS of 95%. I was 2 points away from full raw marks as well but obtained the same score.
    - why is the raw marks for subjects(in my case, chemistry) adjusted? It is stated that at AS level, P1/P2/P3 contribute 31%/46%/23% to the raw marks out of 130. It would mean 40/60/30 from the papers. I have gotten 39/58/(34/40)×30 which is a total of 122.5. However,from the spreadsheet I was indicated to have only 118/130. Most of my friends have lower raw marks than they should have as well.
    - when are the cambridge learner awards holders announced? And is it for all who achieved the highest raw score in the country/zone or top UMS is sufficient?

    Thanks for all your answers in advance!
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