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What does "closed score" mean?

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In the college document on the scoring of the written paper I came across this statement:

'Combined IS and EMI marks will be converted into

a closed score between 0 and 10.'

Forgive my ignorance but what is a closed score?

Do I take this to mean that simply getting above 50% in both the ISQs and the EMIs doesn't mean I'll pass?

Thanks for any clarification.

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In the college document on the scoring of the written paper I came across this statement:

'Combined IS and EMI marks will be converted into

a closed score between 0 and 10.'

Forgive my ignorance but what is a closed score?

Do I take this to mean that simply getting above 50% in both the ISQs and the EMIs doesn't mean I'll pass?

Thanks for any clarification.

The EMI is given a score out of 5 and so is the ISQ. They add up and you need > 5 to go for the OSCE.

They are weighted accordingly (133 ISQs, 10 EMIs). Basically you need to be getting > 80% right to go for a pass, > 90% to guarantee it.

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Thanks for clearing that up.

I thought the EMIs were 30 questions along 10 themes?

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YEah they are, but each of the EMIs 30 questions are worth more than an ISQ individually.

Basically, get > 80% of ISQs right to get at least 2.5 if not 3/5 in that and get > 80% of the EMIs right (same again). The total must come above 5/10 (this is why you need to be hitting the high percentages in both EMI and ISQ).

So you need to be looking at around 100 at least of the ISQs right on the day and maybe 8 defo 7 of the 10 EMIs fully correct to move on.

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Hi

Sorry but I'm still confused about this :-/

how is it that 2.5/5 is not just 50%... (I'm aware that this would be rather wishful thinking... ::), but i still don't get it!!

Maybe it's just my maths that are really bad

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133 ISQ's. 30 EMI's.

EMI's carry 3 times as many marks.

Therefore total points= 133 + (30 x 3) = 223.

Usual pass mark varies around the 72-73% mark for part 1 (ask the guys who get the feedback, they'll confirm this.)

A closed score of 5/10 is enough to pass.

the college tries to ensure 52-56% pass theory each time.

so they set the mark that demarcates 53% and 47% of the candidates (where the pass percentage for that particular year is 53%) as 5.

This usually works out in the 72-73% percentage.

they then play around with the stats to come up with the other score equivalents.

Bottomline. You need 5/10 or usually 72-73% to pass.

Hope that helps.

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