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    i got my school to write a letter to the exam board asking to declnie my A-level maths grade so i could exchange a further maths module with a normal maths one. There is a possibility they may do this, but i'm wondering whether the people who deal with these queries and those who mark the papers are different, because i'm worried that the people who read the letter may be the same as those that marked my further maths papers and may drop marks on my further maths papers "for fun" or cos i'm wasting their time or whatever.

    Am i being paranoid, or do examiners take marks off if you send them a letter? What makes it worse is that my school wrote that "it could make a difference as to whether he gets into oxford" or some carp like that, and that really scares me, and i donno whether they will take that comment negatively and penalise me more or whatever,

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    You actually have until early september to decline grades, and it is no trouble to the exam board, your marks are still kept in their databases, dont worry, its just another servce they offer like re-marking or access to scripts!
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    I doubt very much that they'll take marks of you deliberately cuz' if they get caught u know whats gonna happen.

    Anyway, examiners aren't that cruel. Well perhaps they are? :cool:
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    I wouldn't have thought so- examiners are professionals (well, actually, we are talking about Edexcel here, so maybe not!) and I doubt they'd take marks off you just because you had the audacity to write them a letter. Even if they did, it would be spotted when their marking was checked.
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    (Original post by rayman198)
    You actually have until early september to decline grades, and it is no trouble to the exam board, your marks are still kept in their databases, dont worry, its just another servce they offer like re-marking or access to scripts!
    i'm referring to the A-level in maths that i sat and got nearly a year ago...so last september has gone, that is why i think it may be an issue.
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    Oh my god, why on earth would they penalise you for sending them a letter and "drop marks for fun"?
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    So you want to put a high scoring normal maths module into your further maths A level to give you a better grade in F. Maths? But don't you need the normal Maths grade for your offer too?
 
 
 

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