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									Grade Boundaries:
May/June 2009 GCE Mathematics Examinations
The tables below give the lowest raw marks for the award of the stated uniform marks (UMS).

 Module                                              80       70      60       50      40
 6663 Core Mathematics C1                            55       47      39       31      23
 6664 Core Mathematics C2                            53       45      38       31      24
 6665 Core Mathematics C3                            67       59      52       45      38
 6666 Core Mathematics C4                            58       52      46       40      35
 6667 Further Pure FP1 (new)                         63       55      47       39      31
 6668 Further Pure FP2 (new)                         58       50      42       34      26
 6669 Further Pure FP3 (new)                         50       44      38       32      26
 6674 Further Pure FP1 (old)                         64       56      49       42      35
 6675 Further Pure FP2 (old)                         54       48      42       36      31
 6676 Further Pure FP3 (old)                         63       57      51       45      39
 6677 Mechanics M1                                   55       46      38       30      22
 6678 Mechanics M2                                   62       54      46       39      32
 6679 Mechanics M3                                   48       42      36       30      25
 6680 Mechanics M4                                   57       49      42       35      28
 6681 Mechanics M5                                   57       49      42       35      28
 6683 Statistics S1                                  60       52      44       36      29
 6684 Statistics S2                                  62       54      46       38      30
 6691 Statistics S3                                  62       54      47       40      33
 6686 Statistics S4                                  62       53      45       37      29
 6689 Decision Maths D1                              63       56      50       44      38
 6690 Decision Maths D2                              57       49      41       34      27

                                                      Distinction              Merit
 Advanced Extension                                         69                   51




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Provisional Pass Rate Statistics:
May/June 2009 GCE Mathematics Examinations
The percentage of candidates obtaining at least the given number of uniform marks (UMS) at
the time of grading are given below (the final figures may vary slightly from these).

 Module                                             80       70      60       50       40
 6663 Core Mathematics C1                          41.0     55.0    66.9     77.0      85.5
 6664 Core Mathematics C2                          30.5     44.6    56.8     68.1      78.6
 6665 Core Mathematics C3                          36.5     60.1    72.5     80.7      86.9
 6666 Core Mathematics C4                          26.8     42.4    56.7     68.2      76.1
 6674 Further Pure Mathematics FP1                 59.9     75.9    85.5     91.7      95.5
 6675 Further Pure Mathematics FP2                 37.0     51.7    65.3     76.7      85.3
 6676 Further Pure Mathematics FP3                 38.0     52.3    66.1     78.0      85.7
 6674 Further Pure Mathematics FP1                 39.7     60.4    72.0     80.9      87.0
 6675 Further Pure Mathematics FP2                 41.7     57.8    72.4     84.0      89.8
 6676 Further Pure Mathematics FP3                 42.1     57.3    69.6     79.1      85.7
 6677 Mechanics M1                                 33.9     50.5    62.3     72.4      80.9
 6678 Mechanics M2                                 36.2     54.6    69.5     79.9      86.7
 6679 Mechanics M3                                 40.5     52.8    65.0     76.6      85.4
 6680 Mechanics M4                                 39.8     59.7    71.5     81.6      88.2
 6681 Mechanics M5                                 45.2     58.1    66.7     77.1      87.1
 6683 Statistics S1                                28.9     45.6    60.0     72.1      81.1
 6684 Statistics S2                                34.2     55.0    70.7     81.2      88.0
 6691 Statistics S3                                44.2     73.8    85.2     89.8      92.6
 6686 Statistics S4                                47.0     70.4    81.7     90.4      94.8
 6689 Decision Maths D1                            28.2     49.4    63.3     74.3      82.3
 6690 Decision Maths D2                            34.5     55.8    71.2     83.0      90.6

                                                      Distinction              Merit
 Advanced Extension                                       12.7                 39.9




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The Uniform Mark Score (UMS):
All unit results are given in the manner of a Uniform Mark Score (UMS). It was decided
by QCA that the reporting of results on modular examinations should be standardised           Core Mathematics
among all Awarding Bodies and all subjects, since as modular syllabuses proliferated          Module C1 (6663)
there were more and more scoring systems for varying numbers of modules. All                   (rm = raw mark)
Advanced GCEs are now out of a total of 600 UMS. AS is out of 300 UMS.
                                                                                         rm     UMS    rm   UMS
Different units in some subjects carry different weightings, but each Edexcel            75     100    35   49
AS/Advanced GCE Mathematics combination comprises six equally weighted units             74     100    34   47
with a maximum of 100 UMS possible on each unit.                                         73     100    33   46
                                                                                         72     100    32   44
                                                                                         71     100    31   43
The example on the right shows the UMS score for each total mark on a hypothetical       70     99     30   41
Core Mathematics Module unit C1 (6663). The grade A boundary is set at 57 (out of        69     97     29   40 E
75), grade B at 50 and grade E at 29 and these correspond to 80, 70 and 40 UMS           68     96     28   39
respectively. The notional grade boundaries are shown in bold type.                      67     94     27   37
                                                                                         66     93     26   36
                                                                                         65     91     25   34
Further weighting-UMS correspondences can be found, if you can get hold of it, in a      64     90     24   33
publication called Guidance notes for Modular Syllabuses (4th Edition October 1995),     63     89     23   32
although they're not very difficult to work out (and are given in the table right). Of   62     87     22   30
                                                                                         61     86     21   29
course, the boundaries vary from unit to unit and from year to year. Consequently the    60     84     20   28
same percentage score in different modules may lead to different UMS scores.             59     83     19   26
                                                                                         58     81     18   25
Joint Forum, under prompting from QCA have agreed that the stretching of UMS             57     80 A   17   23
                                                                                         56     79     16   22
between the grade A boundary and the maximum mark means it is harder for candidates      55     77     15   21
to score uniform marks once their raw mark is above the grade A threshold. An            54     76     14   19
adjustment has been made so that the maximum UMS mark is achieved by scoring             53     74     13   18
twice the mark range between the A and B grade above that of the grade A boundary.       52     73     12   17
                                                                                         51     71     11   15
                                                                                         50     70 B   10   14
Thus the example for 6663 Core Mathematics C1 has candidates achieving a raw mark        49     69     9    12
of 71 or more scoring a maximum 100 UMS (i.e. 57 + 2(57 – 50) = 71).                     48     67     8    11
                                                                                         47     66     7    10
                                                                                         46     64     6    8
The change to the UMS in June 2001 was communicated to centres at the time               45     63     5    7
results were issued with the following statement:                                        44     61     4    6
                                                                                         43     60 C   3    4
“The UMS has been very effective in giving centres a clear picture of progress           42     59     2    3
                                                                                         41     57     1    1
during the course. In conjunction with the regulatory bodies, the awarding bodies        40     56
have considered ways in which it can be made even more effective. It has been            39     54
agreed therefore that, with effect from the outcomes of the 1998 Summer module           38     53
tests, the system for converting raw marks to UMS scores for high raw marks should       37     51
                                                                                         36     50 D
be slightly modified. The modification ensures that the ‘rate of exchange’ between
raw marks and uniform marks is closer at all grades.”




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                                   UMS Ready Reckoner – GCE Mathematics May/June 2009
                                   FP1 FP2 FP3 FP1 FP2 FP3
    UMS    C1    C2     C3    C4                               M1     M2    M3    M4    M5     S1   S2   S3   S4   D1    D2
                                   new new new    old old  old
    100   71–75 69–75   75   70–75 75 74–75 62–75 75 66–75 75 73–75   75   60–75 73–75 73–75   75   75   75   75   75   73–75
    99      70   68                     73                     72                  72   72     74                        72
    98      69   67     74     69   74  72   61   74  65   74  71     74    59     71   71          74   74   74   74    71
    97                         68   73       60       64   73  70     73    58                 73   73   73   73   73
    96     68    66                     71        73           69                  70   70     72                        70
    95     67    65     73     67   72  70   59   72  63   72         72    57     69   69     71   72   72   72   72    69
    94     66    64                     69                     68     71           68   68          71   71   71   71    68
    93           63     72     66   71  68   58   71  62   71  67           56     67   67     70                        67
    92     56                  65   70       57        6   70  66     70    55                 69   70   70   70   70
    91     64    62                     67        70           65     69           66   66     68   69   69   69         66
    90     63    61     71     64   69  66   56       60   69  64           54     65   65                         69    65
    89     62    60                     65        69           63     68           64   64     67   68   68   68   68    64
    88     61    59     70     63   68  64   55       59   68  62     67    53     63   63     66   67   67   67         63
    87                         62   67       54   68  58   67  61           52                 65                  67
    86     60    58                     63                     60     66           62   62          66   66   66         62
    85     59    57     69     61   66  62   53   67  57   66         65    51     61   61     64   65   65   65   66    61
    84     58    56                     61        66           59                  60   60     63                        60
    83     57    55     68     60   65  60   52       56   65  58     64    50     59   59     62   64   64   64   65    59
    82                         59   64       51   65  55   64  57     63    49                      63   63   63   64
    81     56    54                     59                     56                  58   58     61                        58
A   80     55    53     67     58   63  58   50   64  54   63  55     62    48     57   57     60   62   62   62   63    57
    79     54    52     66          62  57        63           54     61           56   56     59   61   61   61   62    56
    78     53    51     65     57   61  56   49   62  53   62  53     60    47     55   55     58   60   60   60         55
    77                         56            48       52   61  52           46                                59   61
    76     52    50     64          60  55        61           51     59           54   54     57   59   59   58   60    54
    75     51    49     63     55   59  54   47   60  51   60         58    45     53   53     56   58   58              53
    74     50    48     62          58  53        59           50     57           52   52     55   57   57   57   59    52
    73     49    47     61     54   57  52   46   58  50   59  49     56    44     51   51     54   56   56   56   58    51
    72                         53            45       49   58  48           43                                55
    71     48    46     60          56  51        57           47     55           50   50     53   55   55   54   57    50
B   70     47    45     59     52   55  50   44   56  48   57  46     54    42     49   49     52   54   54   53   56    49
    69     46    44     58          54  49        55           45     53           48   48     51   53   53   52         48
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                              FP1   FP2   FP3   FP1   FP2   FP3
    UMS   C1   C2   C3   C4                                       M1    M2   M3   M4   M5   S1   S2   S3   S4   D1   D2
                              new   new   new   old   old   old
    68    45             51    53    48    43          47    56   44    52   41             50   52        51   55   47
    67         43   57   50                42   54     46    55              40   47   47             52        54
    66    44   42   56        52    47          53                43    51        46   46   49   51   51   50        46
    65    43             49   51    46    41          45    54    42    50   39             48   50        49   53   45
    64    42   41   55        50    45          52                41    49        45   45   47   49   50   48        44
    63    41   40   54   48   49    44    40    51    44    53    40    48   38   44   44   46   48   49   47   52   43
    62                   47               39          43    52               37                                 51
    61    40   39   53        48    43          50                39    47        43   43   45   47   48   46        42
C   60    39   38   52   46   47    42    38    49    42    51    38    46   36   42   42   44   46   47   45   50   41
    59    38   37   51        46    41          48                37    45        41   41   43   45   46   44        40
    58    37             45   45    40    37          41    50    36         35             42   44        43   49
    57         36   50   44               36    47    40    49          44   34   40   40             45        48   39
    56    36   35   49        44    39          46                35    43        39   39   41   43   44   42        38
    55    35             43   43    38    35          39    48    34         33             40   42   43   41   47
    54    34   34   48        42    37          45                33    42        38   38   39   41        40        37
    53    33   33   47   42   41    36    34    44    38    47    32    41   32   37   37   38   40   42   39   46   36
    52                   41               33          37    46               31                                 45
    51    32   32   46        40    35          43                31    40        36   36   37   39   41   38        35
D   50    31   31   45   40   39    34    32    42    36    45    30    39   30   35   35   36   38   40   37   44   34
    49    30   30   44        38    33          41                29    38        34   34   35   37   39   36        33
    48    29             39   37    32    31          35    44    28         29                  36        35   43
    47         29   43                    30    40          43          37        33   33   34        38        42   32
    46    28   28   42   38   36    31          39    34          27    36   28   32   32   33   35   37   34        31
    45    27                  35    30    29                42    26                             34        33   41
    44    26   27   41   37   34    29          38    33          25    35   27   31   31   32   33   36   32        30
    43    25   26   40        33    28    28    37          41    24    34        30   30   31   32   35   31   40   29
    42                   36               27          32    40               26                                 39
    41    24   25   39        32    27          36                21    33        29   29   30   31   34   30        28
E   40    23   24   38   35   31    26    26    35    31    39    22    32   25   28   28   29   30   33   29   38   27
    39    22   23   37        30    25          34                21    31        27   27   28   29   32   28        26
    38    21             35   29    24    25          30    38    20         24                  28        27   37   25
    37         22   36                    24    33          37          30        26   26   27        31        36
    36    20   21   35   34   28    23          32    29           19   29   23   25   25   26   27   30   26        24
    35    19                  27    22    23                36     18                            26        25   35
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                                 FP1   FP2   FP3   FP1   FP2   FP3
    UMS   C1   C2    C3     C4                                         M1      M2   M3   M4   M5   S1   S2   S3   S4    D1     D2
                                 new   new   new   old   old   old
    34    18   20    34     33    26    21          31    28           17      28   22   24   24   25   25   29   24           23
    33    17   19    33           25    20   22     30          35     16      27        23   23   24   24   28   23    34     22
    32                      31               21          27                         21                                  33
    31    16   18    32          24    19          29            34    15      26        22   22   23   23   27   22           21
N   30    15   17    31     30   23    18    20    28    26      33    14      25   20   21   21   22   22   26   21     32    20
    29               30     29   22          19    27    25      32            24   19   20   20   21   21   25   20     31    19
    28    14   16    29     28         17          26    24      31    13      23                            24          30
    27               28     27   21    16    18    25    23      30                 18   19   19   20   20   23   19     29    18
    26    13   15    27     26   20          17    24            29    12      22   17   18   18   19   19        18     28    17
    25         14    26     25   19    15          23    22    27–28           21                  18   18   22          27
    24    12         25     24               16    22    21      26    11      20   16   17   17             21   17     26    16
    23         13    24     23   18    14    15    21    20      25            19   15   16   16   17   17   20   16   24–25   15
    22    11         23     22   17    13                19      24            18                  16   16   19          23
    21         12    22     21   16          14    20    18      23    10           14   15   15             18   15     22    14
    20    10         21     20   15    12    13    19    17      22            17   13   14   14   15   15   17   14     21    13
    19         11    20     19                     18            21        9   16        13   13   14   14        13     20
    18    9    10    19     18   14    11    12    17    16      20            15   12             13   13   16          19    12
    17               18     17   13    10    11    16    15      19        8   14   11   12   12             15   12     18    11
    16    8    9     17     16   12     9          15    14      18            13        11   11   12   12   14   11     17
    15              15–16   15               10    14    13    16–17       7        10             11   11   13          16    10
    14    7    8     14     14   11     8    9     13    12      15            12    9   10   10   10   10   12   10     15     9
    13               13     13   10     7          12    11      14        6   11         9   9              11   9      14
    12    6    7     12     12   9            8    11    10      13            10   8              9    9    10          13    8
    11         6     11     11          6     7    10            12        5   9    7    8    8    8    8         8      12    7
    10    5          10     10    8                9      9      11            8         7    7    7    7    9    7      11
     9         5      9      9    7     5     6    8      8      10        4        6    6    6              8    6      10    6
     8    4           8      8    6     4     5    7      7      9             7    5              6    6    7          8–9    5
     7         4      7      7    5                       6      8             6         5    5    5    5    6    5       7
     6    3           6      6          3     4     6     5      7         3   5    4    4    4              5    4       6    4
     5         3      5      5    4           3     5     4     5–6            4    3              4    4    4            5    3
     4    2    2      4      4    3     2           4            4         2   3         3    3    3    3         3       4
     3                3      3    2           2     3     3      3                  2    2    2    2    2    3    2       3    2
     2    1    1      2      2          1     1     2     2      2         1   2    1                        2            2    1
     1                1      1    1                 1     1      1             1         1    1    1    1    1    1       1
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