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    I found that for Edexcel GCSE Maths Module B, full UMS for paper 2 (120/120) was only awarded if you got 100% raw mark (60/60) in the paper (this is shown in the image I have attached). Is this correct? It hardly seems fair that full UMS should be taken away just for losing 1 mark! I really need an A* so is it possible to achieve 120/120 UMS by getting 59/60? I am really worrying so a big thank you to anyone who responds! I need a yes or a no. Would 59/60 raw mark be 120/120 UMS?
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    I found that for Edexcel GCSE Maths Module B, full UMS for paper 2 (120/120) was only awarded if you got 100% raw mark (60/60) in the paper (this is shown in the image I have attached). Is this correct? It hardly seems fair that full UMS should be taken away just for losing 1 mark! I really need an A* so is it possible to achieve 120/120 UMS by getting 59/60? I am really worrying so a big thank you to anyone who responds! I need a yes or a no. Would 59/60 raw mark be 120/120 UMS?
    I don't think that it's unfair by any means - that's how UMS works. If you didn't perform (relatively) well enough to get full UMS then that's the end of it.

    No one can tell you what the grade boundary is going to be for this year - again, that's not how UMS works. You also don't know whether you got 59 raw marks - if you've counted it, chances are you'll be pretty close if not bang on but there's always an uncertainty when it comes to what you wrote (not just answers, but method) and how marks are awarded etc.

    I'm not familiar with how the A* is awarded but I'd be surprised if you NEEDED / couldn't afford to drop a few UMS.

    I appreciate that this is very stressful and good luck, but ideally it's not something you should be thinking about until after results day.
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    I found that for Edexcel GCSE Maths Module B, full UMS for paper 2 (120/120) was only awarded if you got 100% raw mark (60/60) in the paper (this is shown in the image I have attached). Is this correct? It hardly seems fair that full UMS should be taken away just for losing 1 mark! I really need an A* so is it possible to achieve 120/120 UMS by getting 59/60? I am really worrying so a big thank you to anyone who responds! I need a yes or a no. Would 59/60 raw mark be 120/120 UMS?
    Haven't you made loads of similar threads about this? Just stop; clearly in that year of that paper, the examiners found that more people than usual would have achieved full UMS, so they upped the boundary. You said you need an A*, why do you need full UMS for it?


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