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    Hi, I got my GCSE results yesterday and I got 1A^, 8A*s and 2As, one of which I already had from last year. I am slightly unhappy with my English Lit result - an A, because I worked really hard and wanted an A* so much. Also, I got 179/200 UMS, which is only one UMS point from the A* boundary and 19 points over the boundary for an A, meaning there is little to no chance of me dropping down to a B. On my papers I got 36/50 (57 UMS, A), 60/68 (77 UMS, A*) and on my coursework I got 45/50 UMS, and another really annoying thing is that my coursework got taken down three UMS due to moderation, I think this happened to everyone though.
    Sidenote- I know many people would be happy with and A in English Literature, but I really wanted the A* and am so close to it. Please give me your opinions of if I should get a remark, probably for the first paper.

    In my opinion, yes, go for a remark. I'm in a similar situation with English lit, where I'm two UMS from the A* grade boundary. My school has strongly advised I get my lower scoring paper remarked, so I'd say there is a good chance that you may still get that A*. Also, there is not much chance of your going down a grade if the remark comes out lower as you have a 19 mark cushion over the A grade boundary - if you're prepared to pay for it, then go for it!
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