Thomas Carey wrote:For those of us that don't know. Can any of you tell us how the scoring works and what the scale or range is?
The highest score is 6,0 as Honolulu answered and the reason why is because WOSTEP is a Swiss school and 6,0 is always a highest mark in Switzerland.
The function is always 40% (meaning, is it complete, not broken, not bent and so on). Function is either Yes or No. If it's yes, you've already gotten most of the exam. Then it's measurements and there you can have a score between 1,0-6,0, depending if the measurements are inside the tolerances. If one measurement is outside, you get maybe 5,0, if you have two measurements outside you get maybe a 4,0 ... Then you have for instance how well the corners are turned, are they sharp or not and you will get a separate score for the corners (between 1,0-6,0). Then the cylinder, do they have a round edges or not, and you get a separate score for that. The slot of the winding stem is also important, is the slot straight and have straight sides or not. The filing also is important (you have to file the square) so they check if the filing is straight, are the corners sharp or not and how is the surface finishing. At last, they check the polishing of the cylinders.
The grading system is really good at WOSTEP, as every section is independent and has an independent score. It's just depending on the person checking the exam if that person is qualified or not for the job.
The winding stem exam was basically perfect for me, I scored 5,80 at Neuchatel and that is considered perfect more or less.