When you get your results slip, you may find that your ‘final mark’ is different from the score on your exam paper – the so-called ‘raw mark’. This is because GCSE, A level, Principal Learning and DiDA results are all published in UMS marks.
Convert your GCSE or A level marks
We have developed a mark converter spreadsheet so that you can convert the UMS marks shown on your results slip to raw marks. This will help you to see how far away you were from the grade boundaries.
Click the image below to download our mark converter.
System requirements and limitations
We've created this spreadsheet to help explain how raw marks are converted to UMS marks. We hope that you find our mark converter useful, but we are aware that there are some limitations.
At the moment, the service is available for GCSE and A level only and you'll need to have Microsoft Excel 2007 or above installed on your computer in order to use the spreadsheet.
Our mark converter is not connected to our results database and so there may be times when it can't provide a definitive answer on what raw mark you were awarded. If you're unsure about what the converter is showing, it's best to speak to your teachers, using our mark converter as a reference point. Your exams officer has access to both your raw and UMS marks.
Not sure how to use our mark converter? Watch the video at the top of this page.