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    (Original post by OriginalLifelin)
    Hi guys. I scored 98.5% in my other three English modules, but in my last one I got 68%. After a remark it went up to 73%. When the script came back my teach still said it had marked unfairly. She then passed it around the department and they all agreed. She's going to get another examiner from another school to look at it, but everyone so far is saying the same thing.

    What should I do ?
    Your teachers will most likely sort it out. There may need to be an appeal.

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    (Original post by OriginalLifelin)
    Hi guys. I scored 98.5% in my other three English modules, but in my last one I got 68%. After a remark it went up to 73%. When the script came back my teach still said it had marked unfairly. She then passed it around the department and they all agreed. She's going to get another examiner from another school to look at it, but everyone so far is saying the same thing.

    What should I do ?
    The chances of anything successful happening are tiny, but only your school (not you) can appeal so you'd need to talk to them about it.
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    hey..i scored 232/300 for chem which is 4 raw marks from an A....and 236/300 for physics which is 3 raw marks from an A....will it be useful putting for remarking? edexcel AS btw
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    (Original post by wima3109)
    hey..i scored 232/300 for chem which is 4 raw marks from an A....and 236/300 for physics which is 3 raw marks from an A....will it be useful putting for remarking? edexcel AS btw
    Yes, worth a shot. Best be quick though, the deadline is early next week.
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    Hello, there is a whatsgroup which is filled of students helping each other on mathematics and the science based subjects, it consists AS & A2 that help each other. Everyone in this group is a student of the student room and it has been running since March this year. If you are interested reply to this message
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    (Original post by wima3109)
    hey..i scored 232/300 for chem which is 4 raw marks from an A....and 236/300 for physics which is 3 raw marks from an A....will it be useful putting for remarking? edexcel AS btw
    ?Have you taken the old spec?

    I'd say that's too far off to be worth trying unless you've had the papers back and there's a clear marking error.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    The chances of anything successful happening are tiny, but only your school (not you) can appeal so you'd need to talk to them about it.
    Is there a deadline? What does an appeal involve ?
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    (Original post by Dr Cobbold)
    Hello, there is a whatsgroup which is filled of students helping each other on mathematics and the science based subjects, it consists AS & A2 that help each other. Everyone in this group is a student of the student room and it has been running since March this year. If you are interested reply to this message
    Hi mate, could I join the group please? Thank you
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    (Original post by OriginalLifelin)
    Is there a deadline? What does an appeal involve ?
    Talk to your school as only they can instigate it but, honestly, it's probably better just accepting the grade you have. The centre has up to 10 days or 2 weeks after the re-mark comes back to appeal but it isn't as simple as just disagreeing with the re-mark result. I don't bother to read the rules again until I have to so don't have them off hand.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    Talk to your school as only they can instigate it but, honestly, it's probably better just accepting the grade you have. The centre has up to 10 days or 2 weeks after the re-mark comes back to appeal but it isn't as simple as just disagreeing with the re-mark result. I don't bother to read the rules again until I have to so don't have them off hand.
    Thanks. I'm resitting it.
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    I'm 1 raw mark from an A overall in politics with 318ums, I have my place @ uni but should I still go for a remark?


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    Am in similar position. 1 raw mark off an A* in both economics and geography- so way over grade boundaries. Anyone had OCR economics or AQA geog pre- release papers go up? Already had 2 papers remarked and no change so losing hope.Do examiners get hacked off if you apply so late in the day and thus mark you more harshly?
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    (Original post by fkaclocksx)
    I'm 1 raw mark from an A overall in politics with 318ums, I have my place @ uni but should I still go for a remark?

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    It's up to you. Did you feel you did better than that mark? Changes to the remark process this year make small increases in marks less likely but you never know ....

    (Original post by Septet)
    Am in similar position. 1 raw mark off an A* in both economics and geography- so way over grade boundaries. Anyone had OCR economics or AQA geog pre- release papers go up? Already had 2 papers remarked and no change so losing hope.Do examiners get hacked off if you apply so late in the day and thus mark you more harshly?
    See comment above .... examiners will not be influenced by the date the review arrives.

    Good luck - let us know what happens.
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    Went up 3 raw marks to an A in biology
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    Today is the last day to request a remark isn't it?
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    (Original post by Lostrider)
    Today is the last day to request a remark isn't it?
    It is.
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    I had AQA English Lit B Unit 3 remarked, I originally got a B overall with a D in LITB3, causing me to miss both my firm (UCL) and insurance (Bristol) for Law, and go through clearing

    I had it remarked in September and it went up 41 marks to an A*…. (my paper more than doubled in marks)

    So I got robbed of my first choice by a bad examiner and now have to take a gap year to reapply :/
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    (Original post by Jedwards)
    I had AQA English Lit B Unit 3 remarked, I originally got a B overall with a D in LITB3, causing me to miss both my firm (UCL) and insurance (Bristol) for Law, and go through clearing

    I had it remarked in September and it went up 41 marks to an A*…. (my paper more than doubled in marks)

    So I got robbed of my first choice by a bad examiner and now have to take a gap year to reapply :/
    WOW, daylight robbery!! I hope it all works out for you
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    (Original post by Jedwards)
    I had AQA English Lit B Unit 3 remarked, I originally got a B overall with a D in LITB3, causing me to miss both my firm (UCL) and insurance (Bristol) for Law, and go through clearing

    I had it remarked in September and it went up 41 marks to an A*…. (my paper more than doubled in marks)

    So I got robbed of my first choice by a bad examiner and now have to take a gap year to reapply :/
    Whilst this obviously shouldn't have happened, if you had gone for a priority re-mark on Results Day it would have come back in time for you to have got into your choice of university.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    Whilst this obviously shouldn't have happened, if you had gone for a priority re-mark on Results Day it would have come back in time for you to have got into your choice of university.
    I had several reasons for not doing that:
    -Primarily, my school advised me (clearly very wrongly) against it as they emphasised the new marking system and how it will be "impossible" for any increase. They really should have taken the time to look at it on a case by case basis and actually help us to decide what the best point of action is.
    -I was in a complete state of panic, I had no university to study at and just became desperate to get in somewhere through clearing, it's something that I feel like people won't understand unless they've been in the situation.
    -I just never would have expected such a monumental increase.

    I'm not trying to blame that on anything, but it was just a very stressful time and clearly my thoughts weren't in the right place due to stress. But after my experiences, I would hugely advise anyone to get a priority remark if they feel like their grade is unjustified.
 
 
 
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