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    Hi there. I am getting really anxious as i am sure everyone else is about the upcoming results. I was just wandering if somebody could help me out in something. Say in an exam, if i lose about 25 marks out of the whole marks of the paper, how would could predict your UMS marks for that and the Grade. ( eg - In AQA AS PHYSics, the total mark for module 1 paper is 75 - losing 15-20 marks would come out as what UMS marks and grade)
    Help Please!
    Edit* - what i meant to say was...out of 300 ( from all module marks) how wud u predict your overall grade for that subject?
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    It depends knowone can give an exact answer as they set the UMS boundries depending on how everyone does; If it was a very hard paper which most people did poorly on then it will be a higher UMS then on one where everyone did well
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    check the exam board website for a rough idea of the scaling used in previous years. it depends on each subject and each paper and each year
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    It depends knowone can give an exact answer as they set the UMS boundries depending on how everyone does; If it was a very hard paper which most people did poorly on then it will be a higher UMS then on one where everyone did well
    Right. What about if working it out roughly as agrade. How would you do that? Rough Prediction!
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    Use the UMS converter.


    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...5&postcount=98

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/atta...4&d=1208000475
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    cant you just work it out as a % ?
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    (Original post by Annaconda)
    cant you just work it out as a % ?
    No. Raw to UMS is not completely linear, and certainly 80% raw is rarely ever 80% UMS. That's why there are grade boundaries.
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    (Original post by michaelyus)
    No. Raw to UMS is not completely linear, and certainly 80% raw is rarely ever 80% UMS. That's why there are grade boundaries.
    I know but it works as a rough guide.
    i hope the grade boundaries are favourable this year
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    can anyone please verify how accurate this converter is?
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    can anyone please verify how accurate this converter is?
    It can only give an estimate, of course, but it is basically the idea of raw and UMS - to create a linear section between A and E (as given by grade boundaries) and then extrapolate down to 0,0 and 100,CAP (UMS, raw respectively), so it's generally in the right sort of area.
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    kk i just thought it can't have enough information to make an accurate raw mark estimation.

    so as a % how accurate would you say it is?
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    kk i just thought it can't have enough information to make an accurate raw mark estimation.

    so as a % how accurate would you say it is?
    (Just an estimate, but...) Within 2-3 raw marks from a single UMS score - so not bad.
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    you can't predict UMS marks at all.
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    It really depends on the grade boundaries.

    For some some AQA Biology papers, an A grade ranges from 32-38/54 RAW to give 72/90 UMS (a). Just wait and see and hope for the best.
 
 
 

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