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    (Original post by Windies)
    Edexcel
    Which subject?
    My math is just two UMS away from an A. Still wondering if i should send for a remark
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    (Original post by Upthejunction)
    Has anyone had anything from AQA today? Or should I just try and forget about it until Tuesday?
    It would be unlikely as it requires both AQA and then the exam officer to be working. Tuesday is probably the earliest you can hope to hear.
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Yeh English papers in general always seem to have very odd marking. I was getting A's throughout the year yet I end up with a C in the exam ... Very shocked, especially given I did better in the AS retake which I thought I'd flopped and didn't do much work for :/
    Literally me
    Ive been getting high a grades in geog all year and ive ended up with 1 ums off a b
    Honestly cant believe it
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    (Original post by Sunethra)
    Which subject?
    My math is just two UMS away from an A. Still wondering if i should send for a remark
    so was i. I sent for remarks straight away but nothing changed though, which is a ****ing pisstake
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    This forum has given me so much hope.
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    I sent my PsyB3 and PsyB4 papers back for a priority remark, I was an A* student all year and this year my results came back as 78UMS (b) and 56UMS (d), sent both off; the 78 went up to 80UMS (scraping an A) and the 56 went up to a staggering 92UMS (a*)! Came out with an A overall, but goes to show how clerical ****ups can occur.
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    (Original post by Jakejoyce97)
    I sent my PsyB3 and PsyB4 papers back for a priority remark, I was an A* all year and this year my results came back as 78UMS (b) and 56UMS (d), sent both off; the 78 went up to 80UMS (scraping an A) and the 56 went up to a staggering 92UMS (a*)! Came out with an A overall, but goes to show how clerical ****ups can occur.
    Exam board?
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    (Original post by Jakejoyce97)
    I sent my PsyB3 and PsyB4 papers back for a priority remark, I was an A* student all year and this year my results came back as 78UMS (b) and 56UMS (d), sent both off; the 78 went up to 80UMS (scraping an A) and the 56 went up to a staggering 92UMS (a*)! Came out with an A overall, but goes to show how clerical ****ups can occur.
    That's crazy! congratulations - however it really goes to show how big mistakes can be made, imagine how many other people are in the same situation but just dont think to send for a remark. Hard work wasted.
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    Needed AAA or A*AB, ended up with AABB with B's in German and Econ 3ums and 2ums off and A in maths 4ums off *. None of them went up at all. Mugged off so bad lol. Spent £200 on these remarks as well! There are still a few more exams I could get remarked but not feeling its worth it with these reforms.
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    (Original post by laughba)
    Needed AAA or A*AB, ended up with AABB with B's in German and Econ 3ums and 2ums off and A in maths 4ums off *. None of them went up at all. Mugged off so bad lol. Spent £200 on these remarks as well! There are still a few more exams I could get remarked but not feeling its worth it with these reforms.
    You going to uni? :s
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    Nah doesn't look like it atm..
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    (Original post by laughba)
    Needed AAA or A*AB, ended up with AABB with B's in German and Econ 3ums and 2ums off and A in maths 4ums off *. None of them went up at all. Mugged off so bad lol. Spent £200 on these remarks as well! There are still a few more exams I could get remarked but not feeling its worth it with these reforms.
    That's such a shame! What exam boards?
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    (Original post by laughba)
    Needed AAA or A*AB, ended up with AABB with B's in German and Econ 3ums and 2ums off and A in maths 4ums off *. None of them went up at all. Mugged off so bad lol. Spent £200 on these remarks as well! There are still a few more exams I could get remarked but not feeling its worth it with these reforms.
    what reforms?

    Btw you see when a paper gets remarked, does the guy who is remarking it know
    what you got the first time round, or does he mark it completely from scratch?
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    (Original post by boyyo)
    what reforms?

    Btw you see when a paper gets remarked, does the guy who is remarking it know
    what you got the first time round, or does he mark it completely from scratch?
    it's not a remark anymore. It is a review of marking. Which means marks go up or down only if there is an actual error. So subjective exams or ones with a lot of writing are influenced the most. It might be very well that the new examiner/reviewer sees the previous marking to find mistakes.
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    (Original post by cclaireb)
    That's such a shame! What exam boards?
    OCR maths, edexcel econ, AQA german
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    How long does it take for a photocopy of your paper to come back? OCR exam board
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    (Original post by Lostrider)
    How long does it take for a photocopy of your paper to come back? OCR exam board
    Came back to me as an email the very next day from the chief examiner of my school
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    has anyone heard from AQA?? i am freaking out becuase i need the remark back by wednesday 5pm ):
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    (Original post by sarahellens)
    has anyone heard from AQA?? i am freaking out becuase i need the remark back by wednesday 5pm ):
    I still haven't heard from them even though I sent off my remark on results day - however not as a priority. Their website says it should take up to 18 days though for a priority remark, and 30 days for non-priority. Good luck!
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    (Original post by romaiseb)
    I still haven't heard from them even though I sent off my remark on results day - however not as a priority. Their website says it should take up to 18 days though for a priority remark, and 30 days for non-priority. Good luck!
    thanks, mine was a priority remark!!i should have heard by now
    does your uni depend on this remark?
 
 
 
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