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    Hey, I've never understood what exactly 'UMS' is, despite many attempts to. I don't understand it... This concept to me, if I were to give a colour, would be as dark as mud.

    So please could someone help me out, I would highly appreciate it!

    And also, how do you calculate it? I tend to just use raw marks to calculate the grade?...
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

    I'm going to quote in Puddles the Monkey now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed. :yy:

    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)


    In short, your raw mark is converted into UMS. Whilst raw mark grade boundaries change from year to year, UMS stays the same (80/100 is an A etc). It's a way of ensuring that students with a more difficult paper one year are still rewarded in the same way.

    In terms of calculation, both AQA and WJEC (and maybe Edexcel) give raw mark-UMS converters for all their exams. OCR give the raw mark grade boundaries, and typically you have to estimate specific UMS within the boundary.


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