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Im really confused. I got my results today and wanted to check how far I was off higher grades. My slip shows my overall grade then shows a breakdown of my results from each subject but it doesn't make sense. I'll use art as an example. Over all I got a B then unit one it says 131 b under "mark equiv" collumn but on grade boundries on AQA the unit is only out of 80 so how could I get 131.
This is in all on my subjects im really confused
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(Original post by lovelylolita)
Im really confused. I got my results today and wanted to check how far I was off higher grades. My slip shows my overall grade then shows a breakdown of my results from each subject but it doesn't make sense. I'll use art as an example. Over all I got a B then unit one it says 131 b under "mark equiv" collumn but on grade boundries on AQA the unit is only out of 80 so how could I get 131.
This is in all on my subjects im really confused
The result on your slip is in UMS (uniform marking system). It looks like for GCSE art there is a maximum of 180 UMS, you need 126 for a B. Depending on how difficult the exam is; each actual mark is worth so many UMS marks.

AQA has a UMS converter:
http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...t-marks-to-ums
and a UMS grade boundaries sheet:
http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pd...BOUNDARIES.PDF

The other exam boards should also have these but I've never searched for them. You should be able to find them on the exam boards website (or just google it).
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You might find my guide useful: http://oxbridgeblog.com/?p=520 Hope that can help
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