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1. Is it 80% (roughly, I know these things change)?
2. yes
80 A
70 B
60 C etc
3. (Original post by zombie)
Is it 80% (roughly, I know these things change)?

yeh its about that, 240 out of 300.
4. (Original post by zombie)
Is it 80% (roughly, I know these things change)?
The boundary for an A-grade GCE is always 80 % UMS.
5. Cheers all... I had this annoying thought that maybe it's actually 85%? No idea why - probly nerves.
6. (Original post by hornblower)
The boundary for an A-grade GCE is always 80 % UMS.
and at A2?
7. (Original post by tammypotato)
and at A2?
It's still 80..
you need 480/600 pts to get an A
8. (Original post by kimoni)
It's still 80..
you need 480/600 pts to get an A
yeah bt it changes with the ums
9. Yeah P3 often has a lower pass mark, but the UMS is the same.
10. yea the actual percentage you get in the paper does not always equal the UMS which is what determines your grade. Look at examiners reports on the exam board website to see what sort of mark you need to get in the paper to get 80 UMS.
11. (Original post by zombie)
Cheers all... I had this annoying thought that maybe it's actually 85%? No idea why - probly nerves.
Well that is true, (for edexcel anyway). I believe you need to get around 85% in the actual paper to get 80/100 UMS. Whereas with P3 i think you need 68% of the paper to get 80/100 UMS
12. (Original post by badboy killa)
Well that is true, (for edexcel anyway). I believe you need to get around 85% in the actual paper to get 80/100 UMS. Whereas with P3 i think you need 68% of the paper to get 80/100 UMS
it really does depend on how everyone does and what political spin the education system want.

MB
13. (Original post by zombie)
Cheers all... I had this annoying thought that maybe it's actually 85%? No idea why - probly nerves.

June 2003, 66/75 was an A -------> 88%
14. The RAW Mark for an A is usually about 85% for P1, but with UMS, this converts to 80%, as with ALL AS exams.
15. (Original post by musicboy)
it really does depend on how everyone does and what political spin the education system want.

MB
Well i havent got much info on maths as i only have june03 examiners report but for biology and chem, the raw marks for an A hardly fluctuated much over the years.

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