A level results and grade boundaries AQA

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Okay, so i didn't get the my expected results in my AQA subjects english literature and biology. I was rather shocked so i headed to the internet for the grade boundaries to see how bad i really did, probably me just being a bit stubborn really and  i had found this website: http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pdf/AQA-A-LEVEL-GDE-BDY-JUNE-2012.PDF

it looks pretty official and real, apart from the fact that my results don't correspond with these grade boundaries. 

Can anyone see what the problem is? am i looking at the wrong table? or have they actually got my results wrong? 

Thank you for reading this i know i rambled a bit :L haha 

Any help is appreciated :) 

Posted Sat 18th August, 2012 @ 19:54 by Nadine Lane

2 Answers

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Sorry you didn't get the results you wanted - the way A level marks are turned into grades is to use something called a UMS - a unified mark scheme - you can read about it here on the AQA website. We don't know your individual case but maybe you are looking at the UMS marks rather than the scaled marks? If you give us some more details we'll try and help you work it out.

Answered Sun 19th August, 2012 @ 20:41 by Pete Langley - Get Revising founder
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Okay thank you :) It's probably me just being a bit silly! haha 

I just found the header of the table "Scaled Mark Grade Boundaries and A* Conversion Points" rather uneasy to understand, it suggests marks because it says mark in it, but a the same time it also says conversion points, so i was unsure whether it was marks or UMS :)

Answered Sun 19th August, 2012 @ 21:56 by Nadine Lane