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    Ok, I'm expecting a negative answer here but here goes anyway...

    I'm retaking my AS Government and Politics course this January as I got a D after being predicted a B, but I got exactly the same mark in both papers (50/100) which was a bit of a gayer because there was no chance of just retaking one. Anyway, after looking through some threads on here today I've seen a few people mention that there were some pretty big mistakes made by Edexcel when marking the G+P papers last summer.

    So, to cut a long story short, I'm now kicking myself that I didn't stomach the £70 to get my papers re-marked back in September; I was pretty suspicious at having both papers score the same number of UMS points, not to mention that my two 'contemporaries' in my Politics class got an A and a B.

    Now for the killer line: Is there any way in hell I could get Edexcel to dig around some archives and get my papers from five months ago remarked, or am I going to have to stomach it when I don't get into my university of choice come the summer?
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    (Original post by Benjybh)
    Ok, I'm expecting a negative answer here but here goes anyway...

    I'm retaking my AS Government and Politics course this January as I got a D after being predicted a B, but I got exactly the same mark in both papers (50/100) which was a bit of a gayer because there was no chance of just retaking one. Anyway, after looking through some threads on here today I've seen a few people mention that there were some pretty big mistakes made by Edexcel when marking the G+P papers last summer.

    So, to cut a long story short, I'm now kicking myself that I didn't stomach the £70 to get my papers re-marked back in September; I was pretty suspicious at having both papers score the same number of UMS points, not to mention that my two 'contemporaries' in my Politics class got an A and a B.

    Now for the killer line: Is there any way in hell I could get Edexcel to dig around some archives and get my papers from five months ago remarked, or am I going to have to stomach it when I don't get into my university of choice come the summer?
    The deadline's passed, they aren't remarking any more

    A friend of mine got pushed up 11 marks on one of his, and I'm regretting not getting mine remarked now, I thought I'd done a lot better than I did. Not looking good for the resit though, seeing as paper 1 is tomorrow and I'm sitting at the computer on TSR and facebook :|
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    There is no way they will do a remark now.
    The deadline was months ago.

    We all can wish we did things with hindsight.
    Sorry.


    Are you doing the retake tommorrw and next friday?
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    I got my Film Studies exam remarked, because it was one mark from an A over-all. They dropped me 9 points, which dropped my exam score from a high B to a C, but luckily my over-all grade remains a B. I'd never advise a remark unless the score really is suspicous/ a lot lot worse than you thought you had done.
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    (Original post by Lasuil)
    I got my Film Studies exam remarked, because it was one mark from an A over-all. They dropped me 9 points, which dropped my exam score from a high B to a C, but luckily my over-all grade remains a B. I'd never advise a remark unless the score really is suspicous/ a lot lot worse than you thought you had done.
    Or if you are really close (one or two marks) to going up a grade, and there is no realistic chance of going down.
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    (Original post by Benjybh)
    Ok, I'm expecting a negative answer here but here goes anyway...

    I'm retaking my AS Government and Politics course this January as I got a D after being predicted a B, but I got exactly the same mark in both papers (50/100) which was a bit of a gayer because there was no chance of just retaking one. Anyway, after looking through some threads on here today I've seen a few people mention that there were some pretty big mistakes made by Edexcel when marking the G+P papers last summer.

    So, to cut a long story short, I'm now kicking myself that I didn't stomach the £70 to get my papers re-marked back in September; I was pretty suspicious at having both papers score the same number of UMS points, not to mention that my two 'contemporaries' in my Politics class got an A and a B.

    Now for the killer line: Is there any way in hell I could get Edexcel to dig around some archives and get my papers from five months ago remarked, or am I going to have to stomach it when I don't get into my university of choice come the summer?
    Exact same thing happened to me for a different subject/board when I was doing my AS. It cost me my university place. Just make sure you're damn amazing at all your other modules, I have an overall B now despite getting a D in one module and a U in another (predicted an A :dry:), so it can still be easily done.

    P.S. remarks don't always go up anyway, mine went down two grades
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Or if you are really close (one or two marks) to going up a grade, and there is no realistic chance of going down.
    When would there ever be no realistic chance of going down? :lolwut:
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    (Original post by common_person)
    When would there ever be no realistic chance of going down? :lolwut:

    When you are a few UMS marks short of moving up a whole grade overall. An exam script is pretty unlikely to be marked down by 40 or 50 UMS.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    When you are a few UMS marks short of moving up a whole grade overall. An exam script is pretty unlikely to be marked down by 40 or 50 UMS.
    A remark of mine went down by two grades (and about 40 UMS) to a U. Overall grade stayed the same, but I got it remarked because I was only 8 UMS of the grade I wanted and I'm not generally crap at it (it is a deeply flawed exam).
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    (Original post by common_person)
    A remark of mine went down by two grades (and about 40 UMS) to a U. Overall grade stayed the same, but I got it remarked because I was only 8 UMS of the grade I wanted and I'm not generally crap at it (it is a deeply flawed exam).
    Well then you are the exception to the rule. It's generally worth the gamble.
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    I went up 10 marks...and a whole grade. (politics unit 1)
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    How did people find the unit 1 resit today?
 
 
 
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