Discussion in 'English' started by bunnyrabbit123, Apr 18, 2012.

1. ### bunnyrabbit123

<font size="3" face="Arial">Hi I was wondering if anyone could offer advice on the GCSE UMS total grade boundaries. The spec says that: </font><font size="3" face="Arial">"Individual unit results are reported on a uniform mark scale (UMS) with the following grade equivalences:" ... a total UMS of 120 marks would be a 'C' grade.
How confident are people that 120 marks is going to equate to a 'C'? I am doing some basic calculations and trying to work on which students we are confident will achieve a 'C' etc.. I don't want to put too much faith in this to then be wrong. What are other people doing in terms of predicting likely grades?

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2. ### bunnyrabbit123

<font size="3" face="Arial">Hi I was wondering if anyone could offer advice on the GCSE UMS total grade boundaries. The spec says that: </font><font size="3" face="Arial">"Individual unit results are reported on a uniform mark scale (UMS) with the following grade equivalences:" ... a total UMS of 120 marks would be a 'C' grade.
How confident are people that 120 marks is going to equate to a 'C'? I am doing some basic calculations and trying to work on which students we are confident will achieve a 'C' etc.. I don't want to put too much faith in this to then be wrong. What are other people doing in terms of predicting likely grades?

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3. ### recliningbuddahNew commenter

Hi the UMS grade boundaries printed will always stay the same - so 120 will always be a C. What will change or 'slightly shift' to quote the WJEC, is the grade boundary marks - so we've always known a 12/13 to be a C - this is what may 'shift' each year.
You can only do rough calculations - there are no definate answers until we receive final cash-in grades in August.Great isn't it! Well, kids we think you've got a C but we'll re-enter you just to be on the safe side and make more money for the exam boards - in some ways I'm looking forward to the linear system!