If you had read an earlier post of mine of this thread you will find that I explained that.
(Original post by mangoh)
you are still wrong :l
your subject grade can change
i.e. if I asked for a remark for business unit 1 and went from 30 raw marks to 31
It could mean I can go from a grade B in A-level Business to an A
The grade for business unit 1 may not have changed but I will still get my money back because the subject grade has changed.
so I think you will find you're wrong. My overall grade has changed but my unit 1 hasn't.
So therefore as I said before you still get your money back even if your unit grade doesn't change.
It's OVERALL grade that also matters.
If you're cashed-in it is the overall grade that has to change, if you're not cashed-in then it is the unit grade. (You get one or the other, not both chances for a refund). A pure mark change, despite what you said earlier, does not results in a refund.
Last edited by Data; 20-05-2012 at 16:50.
This makes me so angry! Me and my friends have had many issues with incorrect marking. At GCSE a girl in my year got a D (she's an A* student) and after a remark it went up to an A*! Another guy got an AS biology test remarked and went from a C to an A! It makes me wish I had got my AS Chem 1 remarked. They marked it as an E, and my teacher said the school couldn't afford to get it remarked for me so I'd have to pay the £40 myself. Me and my family didn't have the money, so I opted for a resit which was only £10. After doing the paper again in my own time after receiving my result, and with no extra revision, I got a high C, so the person marking it must have made some serious mistakes! And yes, I know that the money would have been refunded if the grade had gone up, but that's no use when you don't physically have the money to pay for it in the first place.
I think the worst thing about it is the cost. My school refuses to pay for remarks or resits unless they are for GCSE Maths and English, and only then if you're below a C. It's an insane amount of money to have to pay! Plus, the deadline to pay for the remark is so close after receiving the results that you don't even have the time to try to get the money together.
Last edited by 03hope03; 20-05-2012 at 17:45.
Not at my school. They say they need 7-10 days to process the money and the request and do paperwork (they're just being difficult) so for summer exams we have to have paid for them by the 10th September, but the teachers won't even discuss with you whether you need a remark or a resit until school starts again, which is usually around the 3rd-7th! Also, for our January modules we had to have paid for the resits within two days of getting our results otherwise we weren't allowed to resit.
(Original post by Data)
It's 4-5 weeks - always 20 September for the summer results (A level and GCSE), similar sort of time scale for other exam seasons.
Last edited by 03hope03; 20-05-2012 at 19:14.