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    (Original post by theths)
    but they do, because im applying to one of most competetive uni courses there is , at some of the most competetive unis with them :/
    at most unis, my application would get discarded straight away with such crap grades at HL
    I didn't get in at all the first time round, rejected by all of my unis. I took a gap year, redid my personal statement, got some work experience, invited to 4 interviews. If it means that much to you it ent the end of the world.
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    Get your parents to call up and raise hell. My school never listened to pupils, but if parents were involved they'd bend over backwards to apologise.
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    (Original post by gingergooner)
    I didn't get in at all the first time round, rejected by all of my unis. I took a gap year, redid my personal statement, got some work experience, invited to 4 interviews. If it means that much to you it ent the end of the world.
    yeahh i think the main issue is really just the fact that all of this could have been prevented if they'd actually done what they did today (looked at ome grade boundaries in a folder) when i first did my exam...and then told me the exact outcome, that's what i pay for, right?

    and that's heartening , well done, but a gap year really isnt something i want to do :/ i already wish that this year would magic itself away
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    (Original post by semiotically)
    I lost "honours" from my degree because my supervisor claimed plagiarism on my project proposal... I included studies in my introduction (only) as I was laying the foundations for my idea. I received a nice red stamp on my introduction and an even larger question mark on 'my actual proposal' that followed. I wasnt even allowed the meeting to explain away the '?' that apparently is a statutory entitlement.

    They did give me a leaflet for an external, independent body the OIA after months of effort & time appealing to them; naturally the deadline for the OIA is limited to within 3 months of the event...
    that is so unbelievably sucky. what is WRONG with these people :| why do they not understand that people's entire careers are at risk here
    did you ever manage to sort it out?
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    (Original post by theths)
    yeahh i think the main issue is really just the fact that all of this could have been prevented if they'd actually done what they did today (looked at ome grade boundaries in a folder) when i first did my exam...and then told me the exact outcome, that's what i pay for, right?

    and that's heartening , well done, but a gap year really isnt something i want to do :/ i already wish that this year would magic itself away
    Live will improve substantially after the IB whatever you do, I can promise you that much.
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    (Original post by theths)
    literally, i know people who have york and warwick as their backups. what the actual :|
    What's wrong with having York as a back-up? York was my insurance choice...
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    I really feel sorry for you and they owe you a massive apology which you should indeed GET! goodluck! x
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    (Original post by theths)
    that is so unbelievably sucky. what is WRONG with these people :| why do they not understand that people's entire careers are at risk here
    did you ever manage to sort it out?
    not yet as afterwards I sat a module I wasn't officially registered for (didn't know this at time) despite attending classes, submitting CW & taking the exam - yet they weren't willing to release my mark, compromising the degree itself. It took a further 2 appeals for them to do so... so like very relieved to even get this.

    It is only now (very recent) that I can even return to the first appeal, aaah! Anyways your rant was infectious I will be complaining though likewise asap... just getting my 'complaint' into words (now)...

    so thanks!
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    (Original post by gingergooner)
    Live will improve substantially after the IB whatever you do, I can promise you that much.
    i felt arush of warmth when i read that, but really, it's not like things can get worse, is it
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    (Original post by semiotically)
    not yet as afterwards I sat a module I wasn't officially registered for (didn't know this at time) despite attending classes, submitting CW & taking the exam - yet they weren't willing to release my mark, compromising the degree itself. It took a further 2 appeals for them to do so... so like very relieved to even get this.

    It is only now (very recent) that I can even return to the first appeal, aaah! Anyways your rant was infectious I will be complaining though likewise asap... just getting my 'complaint' into words (now)...

    so thanks!
    aha you're welcome, and good luck! :eek3:
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    I just found out I'm working Christmas..... 18 years old and I'm working christmas

    some people are in worse situations than you so shush

    sorry that was probably a bit mean but im incredibly p****y atm

    good luck though
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    What's wrong with having York as a back-up? York was my insurance choice...
    well taking economics, which is what i want to do, as an example, it's still an amazing uni, which gives you an idea of what people expect and what's expected of them

    mine's sheffield, which isnt much worse, but i was worried i wouldnt get in for ages
    still hardly guaranteed tbh
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    (Original post by wabbajack123)
    I just found out I'm working Christmas..... 18 years old and I'm working christmas

    some people are in worse situations than you so shush

    sorry that was probably a bit mean but im incredibly p****y atm

    good luck though
    yeah well
    children are starving in africa . ergo, your problems aren't valid? except they are, clearly. so shush

    that is a bit crappy :/ hope you manage to make up for it in some way, and just keep telling yourself you're getting paid aha
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    (Original post by theths)
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    I understand your anger but at the end of the day if they still don't apologise you just need to let it go. It'll do you no good and you got a 6 anyway, what you might want to do once you get over this is put work back into all your IB subjects, if you want to get to Oxbridge you may as well go all out
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    (Original post by theths)
    yeah well
    children are starving in africa . ergo, your problems aren't valid? except they are, clearly. so shush

    that is a bit crappy :/ hope you manage to make up for it in some way, and just keep telling yourself you're getting paid aha
    haha I saw that coming :p:

    seriously though your college have a lot to answer for, i would be well ******* off if I was you :cool: get even?
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    You've been Punk'd!
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    (Original post by wabbajack123)
    haha I saw that coming :p:

    seriously though your college have a lot to answer for, i would be well ******* off if I was you :cool: get even?
    aha sounds exciting, any suggestions
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    (Original post by theths)
    MAJOR rant ahead, so continue at your own peril

    i do the IB, at the end of year 12 we were asked to do internal mocks. i didn't put a huge effort into them, was pleasantly surprised when i came out with 4 "7"s at the end of it, but a 4/5 predicted grade in maths, and what i was told was a 6 in my actual physics exam, and also a 6 predicted grade. our physics teacher wrote this mark down when we asked her for our exam results, so we were understandably under the impression that we did in fact receive our grades
    i was slightly peeved that i had been predicted a 6 rather than a 7 even though i had a year(and the summer) to work on my grade, but concluded that that was life


    fast forward to the end of summer, i've been asked to retake my physics and maths
    maths, i thought was understandable, and i put blood sweat and tears into improving my knowledge
    physics, on the other hand, seemed increasingly unnecessary as the exam drew closer and i hadnt revised - after all, i'd got a 6 in my exam and a 6 prediction...right?

    i approach the teacher on the day of the retakes, and tell her the situation - i had prioritised maths, and had a letter from my parents explaining that they didnt think it necessary for me to retake physics, i'd done well enough
    then she drops the bombshell - i didn't in fact get a 6, i got what she described as a "very low mark"(doesnt actually specify what it is) , and the 6 they had told me i got was actually an "optimistic grade".
    bombshell no.2 - my predicted grade 6 had been conditional on me doing a resit - something which i hadnt actually been made aware of
    what i WAS aware of was the fact that friends doing retakes in other subjects were being allowed the keep the predicted grades they'd got regardless of what they got in the retakes, the retakes were, for them, simply a chance to maintain/improve their grade

    i am of course furious that they basically lied to me about my grade, and about the massive inconsistencies between the departments (especially given that all of our applications would be going to the same unis, some of us would look ***** despite getting the same grades before the summer and putting in the same amount of work for the retake)
    however, i agree to do the retake, don't put up a fuss in the slightest because i conceded that i should probably have done some work over the summer

    fast forward a week or so - i'm being told left right and centre by head of sixth form/head of curriculum/form teacher that i should have revised for my physics mock, that i was stupid and naive to think that my predicted grades before the summer were guaranteed (even though other people who even managed to come away with godawful marks in the retakes were getting away with their 6s), even that i was stupid and naive to think that my grade had actually been a 6 - according to them, i should have somehow known that it was optimistic and liable to go down if i didnt do the retake (but why would i have put in effort for the retake if i thought i'd got a 6 and i had a much more pressing maths retake???)
    i look at my physics grade and some grade boundaries i find on the internet - it seems i actually got a 5/6 in the exam o.O

    any attempts to defend myself with ANY of the above, were refuted with "you should have put in work for you r retake, of course your grades were optimistic, you're struggling to get to a level 4 in physics right now"
    cue me walking around breaking into tears whenever im spoken to for a fortnight because im faced with the fact that my predicted grade has been brought down to a 5 a week before my ucas form is due in

    im then told im being "given a second chance" with a unit test, that several teachers have "bent over backwards" to get the physics department to agree to this
    i obviously work my socks off
    come away with 43%, not great by any means but my physics teacher agrees that my paper showed a clear understanding of the topic (despite the fact that she didnt realise she hadnt taught us half of it until we told her 2 days before the test), and i understand her feedback, and my grade is put up to a 6
    huzzah!

    all's well that ends well, right?
    no, today im brought into the head of sixth form's office because my physics teacher feels i cant "cope"
    erm...why? i did well in my test, i understand what im being taught, my grade has gone up, all my homework is on time
    i explain this to sixthformy, she feels i should maybe stop going to orchestra or to the handout i do for the homeless
    erm, guess what, all ive been doing this term is working anyway, i.e. no extra-curriculars whatsoever

    she looks at my physics unit test (43%), summer exam (58 %)and retake grades (25%)and simply sighs deeply

    she then, apparently on a whim, decided to check what 58% would actually be

    and, bombshell number 3 - it's a 6
    i got a ******* 6 in the first place

    i got. a . *******. 6

    i'm in tears right now, so unbelievably angry at everything they put me through, so angry at how naive they made me feel and the fact they basically called me stupid and brought my grade down, SO SO angry that head of sixth form puts my file away asap and i get nothing near an acknowledgement of their giant ****** , let alone an apology
    im willing to let go of all of this, it's life
    what im especially angry about is the fact that this extremely prestigious fee-paying school could not even be ****** to get it's departments to tell a central body, or even me, what i got in my exam. did anyone even chec what a 58% was ??? r did they just assume it was awful

    NOBODY BOTHERED CHECKING WHAT I ACTUALLY GOT IN MY EXAM UNTIL TODAY.
    I HAVE BEEN PUT THROUGH **** BECAUSE OF THIS
    I DEMAND A ******* APOLOGY IF NOTHING ELSE
    am i justified?? im talking to my form teacher tomorrow to sort this out, if nothing comes of it, as my grievances have clearly been ignored until now, my parents will complain - they're paying for this ****

    tl;dr version - my school ****** up my predicted grades, told me i got a 6, then that they lied and were being optimistic, it was a 5, and accidentally stumbled across the fact that i actually got a 6 today, after ive been made to feel stupid and naive and lazy. i get no acknowledgement of this error, and complete lapse in communication within the school and with me, whatsoever.

    I was born, lived a healthy and happy life until the ripe old age of 75 and yet OP kept writing...
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    (Original post by thewiseone)
    I was born, lived a healthy and happy life until the ripe old age of 75 and yet OP kept writing...
    LOL there is a tl;dr version, jheez
    ive had some cake now so ive mellowed out nicely, i was very veyr angry at the time

    now. do you have anything remotely wise/constructive to say?
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    i stopped caring once i saw how much you wrote
 
 
 
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