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    Hey guys, this time last year I was wating for my GCSE results and one thing that puzzled me was what my results slip would actually be like.

    And to my surprise it was:

    1) not in an envelope
    2) tiny
    3) flimsy and not at all important looking !
    4) un-ceremoniously handed to me

    For all you people wondering, the aqa results slip is a small sheet of white paper, the subject titles are printed and next to them appears the grade

    e.g.

    Mathematics GCSE A(a)

    The edexcel and OCR ones are A4 and on nicer paper lol

    - The results you recieve will only be the provisional statement of results, your certificated will come in october.

    -Some centres will post your results on large matrix sheets for everyone to see

    -Some centres dont bother with envelopes

    -You will be bound to know at least 5 people who are getting a re-mark, most of which will have there grades changed 1 of which probably by a considerable amount.

    Your provisional results are NOT set in stone!

    good luck guys !!!
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    Right. I was expecting that the slips wouldn't exactly be very special-looking but I certainly wasn't expecting to have my grades shown to everyone or not being encased in an envelope!
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    i ve seen them last year on tv.hehe
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    My school will put my results in an envelope if they know whats good for them!!
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    Many thanks for posting this; it's really useful.
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    Thanx v.much. what does the (a) mean when you typed,

    Mathematics GCSE A(a) ???

    Our school put results in envelopes
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    They put it in lower and upper case so that no cheating forging gits can change it without it being obvious...
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    ahhhhhh clever!
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    (Original post by henryt)
    They put it in lower and upper case so that no cheating forging gits can change it without it being obvious...
    And it's easier to spot a mistake (no one would want to forge their results slip anyway, as you later get a certificate which is the important bit that unis, jobs etc want to see)
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    so we get the your certificates in october.?
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    Yep certificates normally come in october, there v.nice lol, they are what i was expecting to get on results day !
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    Thought i would just go into a bit more detail:-

    -Usually your results will be handed out depending on your form or candidate numbers, they will usually be at a desk with a teacher.

    -You will probably simply que up and collect them, if your lucky you might get to sign a bit of paper.

    -Dont forget to consider the effect of your results on you AS options, think carefully, especially with regards to subjects like the sciences and maths, with a C or even possibly B at GCSE you will struggle to keep up.

    Good Luck!
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    Cheers, that's all really helpful. I did modular science, so i'm guessing the results slips will look much the same as the slips that came with the module results on? I'm slightly paranoid now that the results won't be in an envelope. I had rather hoped of not looking at mine at school, but it looks like I won't get the choice.
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    Some schools/colleges give envelopes, some don't its pot luck lol!
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    Oh and I just thought I'll tell you guys that my results slip was printed early morning on the 18th of August last year, a week and 1 day before results, meaning that your results slips are proably getting printed and packed right now !! Scary thought lol! Mine are probably sitting in school wating !
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    Ooh I'm sorta scared and excited all at once! Once I'd done the exams I thought they were harder than the mocks but not too bad. Now, the nearer we get to results day the more I think I've done really bad

    I THINK my school gives the results out in envelopes but I'm not sure.... it's not like I've every seen anyone get their results before so I might just be making it up in my head...I hope you get an envelope though (helps you forget that the teacher handing you your results already knows what you got! I hate that - i'd rather know myself first!)

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    I just got this sheet from school, they must've kept the actual exam board results slips.
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    (Original post by rayman198)
    -You will be bound to know at least 5 people who are getting a re-mark, most of which will have there grades changed 1 of which probably by a considerable amount.

    Your provisional results are NOT set in stone!

    good luck guys !!!
    Thanks for the info!

    About the remarking, how do people know to ask for a remark? Couldn't everyone ask for one if they weren't happy with results? :confused:

    So you mean the results we receive next thursday could be changed? Or is that only if you get a remark?
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    (Original post by MissSurfer)
    O Now, the nearer we get to results day the more I think I've done really bad
    Thats completely natural!
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    Teachers will have a sheet with your marks on them , in the case of edexcel i think they can access them via the internet as soon as results come out, they also have information concerning the grade boundries, if they feel that you are say within 5 marks of an A and really should easily have achieved the grade then they will ask you if you want to get the paper(s) re-marked and hopefully the school will be paying. If the mark goes up past the grade boundrie then up goes your grade and your money is refunded.

    Even without the exam data, if you got a D but came out of the exam expecting an A then if you want it re-marked its your decision.

    You can also request ATS (access to scripts) these also must be payed for, but you can check exactly were you got your marks and if a re-mark would boost your grade.

    Also there are 2 different types of re-mark i think, one is a priority re-mark and is for people who need the grade say to get into a new college or 6th form with entry requirements that they have only just missed out on.

    Oh, and always remember the grade could go down!

    You havent even got your results yet so save the re-mark stuff til thursday !!! Have faith and good luck !! Re-marking should not be necessary if the exam system is to maintain its usefullness and integrity.
 
 
 
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