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Is there any point in getting a remark given the current remark reforms?

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    As some might have heard, Ofqual have adjusted the mark review procedure in such a way that means those doing more subjective essay based subjects are less likely to have their grade changed after a remark. My question is, whilst being 2 UMS from an A* in my Philosophy A level, is there any point in requesting a remark after the new reforms?

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    (Original post by Fox Corner)

    You've got to consider that because of the reforms it doesn't matter how close you were to the boundary; your mark won't be changed even if the second examiner thinks it should be. It's only in cases where there was a serious error (a couple of grades) that the mark will be changed.

    If anything, the fact that you were so close to the grade boundary (meaning you only want a tiny change in marks) works against you.

    I'd say it's worth a shot. From my experience we are having about the same % success rate in re-marks this year as we have done for the past few years. It's still more like not to change than change, but we'd have several improved A level grades, some of which have changed by a couple of UMS and some by more. I think a lot of people have misunderstood the crack down on mark changes. Any definite error will be corrected, it doesn't matter if it is only 1 mark or 20.
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