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Re-Mark GCSE?!?! 2016

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    Hello everybody. If like some advice on re-marks. I am a prospective medical student and go to a state school. I got 2A's5B's2Cs at GCSE and B or above in the sciences. I know that this is nowhere near the requirement and I am disappointed with my grades, as I had revised since the beginning of year 10 and our coursework got brought down quite low however I achieved A/A* in the modiules leaving only a few UMS before the A boundaries. I have been told that I'll never study medicine and to go for re-marks in unsure as the system has changed. What do I do?

    Don't be disheartened! As long as you achieved B's or above in maths, science and English language then you should be OK, just not for the GCSE heavy unis (Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham). Focus on getting A's in as level by working really hard, and try to do as much work experience as possible! Best of luck!

    The system hasn't really changed that much but it's always been true that the majority of re-marks won't go up. It's probably only worth trying if you're 1-2 raw marks off the next grade - and even then you have to accept the chances are it won't change.

    you've got nothing to lose apart from a little bit of money
    I can almost guarantee your grade won't go down as you're so close to the boundary

    Everything I've ever remarked (GCSEs and A-levels) has always resulted in my grade changing (even for maths)
    I don't trust examiners one bit
    My rule of thumb is: if I thought I did better in the exam than what I ended up getting, then might as well remark; I didn't even care if I was close to the boundary
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