Hi, for the French As level oral exam, my entire class got very poor results in comparison to their GCSEs/ other exams/ and most importantly their written exam.
One example is a student who aced 100% in his GCSE oral, an A in the written part, but a U in the oral exam. Another one recieved an A-D combo, another a B-E combo.
There was obviously something wrong with the oral. However, the exam board refused to accept any form of responsibility and declined a class remark.
So.... individual remarks have been sent in with the first one in summer going from a U to a C. However, it seems as if Edexcel are trying to make things look less suspicious and attempting to avoid any blame by keeping some grades the same and increasing others by 1 grade maximum now.
I know it probably seems to you as if we all just failed, but one student who is semi-fluent got a D, despite 100% in his gcse, and we had the same teacher who got As and Bs the previous year.
We think Edexcel are screwing us over to avoid taking responsibility for p***-poor rogue marking, yet this is a difficult scenario to get concrete evidence. What is the best course of action to take?
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Edexcel French Orals- they ****** us over watch
- Thread Starter
- 24-09-2010 22:39
- 24-09-2010 22:54
This happens with every exam board quite randomly and to be honest there isn't much you can do. One year, 98% of those taking Sociology AS at my college (and I think it was others too) got Us. It was clear that it was a fault of the exam board and not just the students doing pooly, but it turned out in the end all the year just had to do retakes. I might also mention, in languages it's quite well known that just because a student gets extremely good GCSE results in that language, doesn't mean they will suceed as well in A Level (its a tough transition). Tonnes of people who I did A Level Spanish with got A*s at GCSE but ended up with Cs and Ds at AS.
My general answer would be to suck it up and retake.