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# IMPORTANT!!! AQA Psychology (A) marks! watch

1. Hi. Basically Im really scared about my Psychology grade because although normally I do quite well in it, I KNOW for a fact that I messed up my Unit 5- specifically the "Issues" section- unbelievable as this may sound, I didnt actually...erm..KNOW(?!?!?!?!) that we were meant to revise it cuz we never covered it in class so I had no notes to remind me and it turned out that it was hwk for us to revise it....somehow (God knows how), I totally forgot that and only prepared for the other 2 sections...which went alright-ish though not as well as I would have liked

Okay so my question is regarding the marks for each unit, both AS and A2. This is what I know already: Units 1-3 (AS) are all marked out of 100, Unit 4 out of 90 - that gives a total of 390 - so what happens to the coursework and Unit 5? I know that the coursework is actually out of 60 but they do that wierd scaling thing so dont know what it'll be marked out of. If anyone knows this, PLEASE reply - Im scared stiff that I wont get the A I was so confident about
2. The unit 5 paper is out of 120 and coursework is out of 90 (UMS). I'm sure you'll be ok, there's no point in worrying! Best of luck. xxxxxxx
3. Thankyouxxx So I got 56/60 for the c/w - about how much would that be out of 90? 86 would you say lol?
4. No, more like 80. Unit 5 is out of 94 raw marks and you only needed 50ish to get an A. This would equate to a minimum of 96 UMS marks out of 120, so you may well have managed a B or a C just by chance.
5. But I dont WANT a B or C!!!! *bawls* I also dont get how you worked out that 50/94 would be equal to 96/120? Wouldnt it be lower- the UMS I mean?

6. No it wouldn't be. 50/94 happens to be the boundary for an A in this case, which means that if you got bang on 50/94, you'd be right on the grade boundary. In UMS, an A is always 80%. 80% of 120 is 96.

So if you got, for example, 62/94, that could be something like 100/120.

Each essay was out of 30, with an extra 4 marks for the quality of your response. If you managed 20/30 in two essays and absolutely nothing for the issues bit, you'd still be on track for about a B or a C in this exam, which would give you roughly 72 - 84 UMS marks. Added to your coursework and whatever you got in PYA4, you could still get an A (assuming last year went well, along with PYA4).
7. Ooooh, right riiiiight...I see now... thanks a lot UMS is confusing and stupid. But I get it now. Lol. Yeah, last year went pretty well and so did Unit 4 and c/w ...just that cursed Unit 5... but hopefully it should all turn out okay in the end and I should manage that A. *prays*

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