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    They've scrapped UMS and I'm actually just really confused. How will grades be calcuated? Im guessing it will be the same for A-E but the A* grade has always been getting above 90% UMS in the A2 modules, how is it going to happen now that theres no AS/A2 and no UMS? I feel like its all a shot in the dark and I have no idea, so can anyone help with this please?
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    (Original post by bex.anne)
    They've scrapped UMS and I'm actually just really confused. How will grades be calcuated? Im guessing it will be the same for A-E but the A* grade has always been getting above 90% UMS in the A2 modules, how is it going to happen now that theres no AS/A2 and no UMS? I feel like its all a shot in the dark and I have no idea, so can anyone help with this please?
    Only your final exams count, so if you take say two exams for one subject, if you get A/A* grades in both papers then you come out with an A* overall. It is tricky to get your head around but it's all linear now, just like GCSE's.
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    (Original post by bex.anne)
    They've scrapped UMS and I'm actually just really confused. How will grades be calcuated? Im guessing it will be the same for A-E but the A* grade has always been getting above 90% UMS in the A2 modules, how is it going to happen now that theres no AS/A2 and no UMS? I feel like its all a shot in the dark and I have no idea, so can anyone help with this please?
    err I'm pretty sure there's still gonna be ums, it's just most people no longer do AS levels and so don't get ums at the end of year 12
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    err I'm pretty sure there's still gonna be ums, it's just most people no longer do AS levels and so don't get ums at the end of year 12
    No, theyve stopped UMS, theres no such thing anymore for reformed alevels
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    (Original post by Rhythmical)
    Only your final exams count, so if you take say two exams for one subject, if you get A/A* grades in both papers then you come out with an A* overall. It is tricky to get your head around but it's all linear now, just like GCSE's.
    Oh okay, so say if I got an A* and an A i couldnt get an A* overall, or I could but only if I got a high A* and a high A?
 
 
 
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