I'm in a bit of a pickle. After receiving my IB results I found I was one mark off achieving my offer of studying English at Birmingham Uni. I also got a 5 for English when the offer stipulated that I have to get a 6.
I intended to ask for a remark but when I got the breakdowns I found that I was a 11% off getting a 6 and only 2% off of getting a 4 which quite surprised me because I thought I had done quite well. My whole class had their IA Orals moderated down which resulted in me getting knocked down 6 marks . I had another teacher who said my World Lit was a 7 when the IB only just gave it a 5.
So my query is this: Is there any point in having my English remarked? Is the likelihood of it going up 11% very small? Is the risk of it going down to a 4 too great? Is the chance (however remote) of me getting a six really worth it in the end? Or should I just remark something else and just hope Birmingham is feeling merciful? I asked my IBC but she was no help at all.
to remark or not to remark?
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