Understanding your results: AS English Literature

15 Aug

On August 13th, you should have received your AS results. This post is designed to help you make sense of those.

Firstly, you’ll see that you have a mark and a grade for two units: LitB1 and LitB2. LitB1 is the code for the external exam while LitB2 is the code for your coursework. You should not have an overall grade for AS English Literature unless you left school at the end of June.

LitB1 (the exam) is marked out of 84 – these are what we call ‘raw marks’. The exam board converts these raw marks into ‘uniform marks’ (UMS) to give you a final mark out of 120. Likewise, LitB2 (the coursework) is originally marked out of 60, but then turned into a UMS mark out of 80.

To figure out what grade you have for your AS work, add together your UMS marks for both LitB1 and LitB2. Below are the grade boundaries for the AS qualification:

A: 160-200

B: 140-159

C: 120-139

D: 100-119

E: 80-99

U: 0-79


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