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    Why is it that in the IGCSE boundaries for 2015 they had it over 200 marks.

    While, the full mark for three papers being taken is 40, 40 and 80?

    Where does the other 40 mark come from?
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    Coursework maybe?

    I don't take IGCSE, but I'm aware that there is a coursework element in some subjects.
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    (Original post by PleaseHelpAsap)
    Why is it that in the IGCSE boundaries for 2015 they had it over 200 marks.

    While, the full mark for three papers being taken is 40, 40 and 80?

    Where does the other 40 mark come from?
    I think this comes from a UMS conversion?
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    (Original post by aliceharmer15)
    I think this comes from a UMS conversion?
    So. . .how do they calculate exactly? if for instance,

    For my paper 2 (multiple choice) I got 35/40
    Paper 4 68/80
    And Paper 6 I got like 30/40?
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    (Original post by PleaseHelpAsap)
    So. . .how do they calculate exactly? if for instance,

    For my paper 2 (multiple choice) I got 35/40
    Paper 4 68/80
    And Paper 6 I got like 30/40?
    It usually changes every where, sometimes it'll go up or down. For example, in a biology exam last year to get 90 UMS you'd need 48/60, but the year before it was 53/60. So I think you'd have to wait until results day to check the conversion rates. Maybe ask your teacher?
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    UMS is based on overall results from different exams, so for example the may/june paper and the january paper last year and they give students ums points if they did a harder exam than the others, this works across boards too so if you do a harder board and do well you will get a very high score and if you do an easy board and get a bad score you do pretty badly.

    I believe UMS can be negative (losing marks) but i'm not sure. It depends what board your doing
 
 
 
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