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    As revision for my next gcse exam I have pulled out questions from different past papers on one topic and put them all into one paper. when marking this customised paper, I will give myself a raw mark but I want to convert that to a UMS mark to give myself a A*-U grade because I cant be like 60% = C 70% = B and so on because it's a customised test, so how do I work out the maximum uniform mark if I know what the maximum raw mark is?
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    As revision for my next gcse exam I have pulled out questions from different past papers on one topic and put them all into one paper. when marking this customised paper, I will give myself a raw mark but I want to convert that to a UMS mark to give myself a A*-U grade because I cant be like 60% = C 70% = B and so on because it's a customised test, so how do I work out the maximum uniform mark if I know what the maximum raw mark is?
    Uniform marks aren't fixed. They are determined depending on the raw mark grade boundaries. Therefore, there isn't really a way for you to determine UMS marks. However, you could work out the mean grade boundaries from all the papers that have questions from them included in your paper and use these.
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    (Original post by adz234)
    As revision for my next gcse exam I have pulled out questions from different past papers on one topic and put them all into one paper. when marking this customised paper, I will give myself a raw mark but I want to convert that to a UMS mark to give myself a A*-U grade because I cant be like 60% = C 70% = B and so on because it's a customised test, so how do I work out the maximum uniform mark if I know what the maximum raw mark is?
    If you wanted to push yourself, you could use the highest ever grade boundaries.
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    (Original post by adz234)
    As revision for my next gcse exam I have pulled out questions from different past papers on one topic and put them all into one paper. when marking this customised paper, I will give myself a raw mark but I want to convert that to a UMS mark to give myself a A*-U grade because I cant be like 60% = C 70% = B and so on because it's a customised test, so how do I work out the maximum uniform mark if I know what the maximum raw mark is?
    I would use the grade boundaries from last year -- which is the most accurate way to do it. (unless that year experienced significant deviation, in which case you could simply use an average) Use the raw to UMS converter from your exam board, if you're calculating what grade you would get, if you're practicing multiple modules.
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    (Original post by adz234)
    As revision for my next gcse exam I have pulled out questions from different past papers on one topic and put them all into one paper. when marking this customised paper, I will give myself a raw mark but I want to convert that to a UMS mark to give myself a A*-U grade because I cant be like 60% = C 70% = B and so on because it's a customised test, so how do I work out the maximum uniform mark if I know what the maximum raw mark is?
    UMS conversion is specific to individual papers so if you've pulled questions from different past papers, there's no direct way of doing it. What I suggest you do is look through past grade boundaries and see if there's some kind of set of marks that the boundaries generally gravitate towards. This may not always be possible because in some subjects they can change wildly year on year, but that's probably the best you can do.
 
 
 
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