I was wondering if HUGE marking mistakes, such as forgetting to mark half of a paper, poor addition or even paper mix-ups occur. I scored A's in 3/4 units for my English Language and literature a level, with 90% in two units. The fourth unit (A2 exam), however, I scored an E grade, meaning I finished up with a B overall. The mark was a complete shock as I was well-prepared for all of my exams and managed to pull top marks in my other subjects in both years. My teacher and head of department is utterly convinced that considering my past performance in the subject and how well prepared I was for the exam, that there has been a huge mistake somewhere, but I'm just not sure how this could have occurred.
Do errors like miscounting, exam mix-ups and missing pages occur? Myself, career advisors and members of staff are convinced the mark is completely false, but explaining just how this happened is really racking my brain.
Any stories, past experiences and advice on examining errors would be greatly appreciated. I'm incredibly disappointed that such an error could occur and feel greatly let down as I dedicated months of my life to ensure I didn't make a mistake in the exam hall, to then find out a mistake out of my control would ultimately prevent me from achieving my A grade.
Exam board = WJEC LL4
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