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    Ok, I know maybe there will be someone gets annoyed about this thread, but I feel really stressful and I really want to ask, so forgive me please.

    I will access to the main point directly. My January result is OK, while me and my teachers except it should be better. I've taken 5 modules in Maths (edexcel) c1 c2 c3 m1 and fp1. I ended up with 97/100 and 98/100 in C1 and C2, 90/100 in C3 and 91/100 for both m1 and fp1.

    The things is, i could not help remembering what i have done wrong in C3, M1 and Fp1, so i really want them to be remarked. But the fact that i may drops marks for remarking really kills me out these days. I really want for an offer from Cambridge, so I try very hard for a good result (and will do whatever it takes), so I worry that my result is not good enough for an application. Even my teacher, he said that I could have done better, but the fact is not as it is supposed to be.

    I really want to hear some advices, as I am just a year 12 student, and I am from overseas, so this is actually my first year in the UK.

    Thank you very much for your help.
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    your marks are good enough for cambridge. stop worrying about that.

    you can always ask for photocopies of the scripts, then get a teacher to look over them and see if they think it needs to be remarked. (or at least you used to be able to)
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    You're too close to going under 90 if it goes down, don't do it.
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    (Original post by Circadian_Rhythm)
    You're too close to going under 90 if it goes down, don't do it.
    The truth is, i know that it is risky, but apart from having a chance to gain some UMS points, i also want to know where i have done wrong.
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    fuuuuuuuark mee.
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    (Original post by QuangHa)
    The truth is, i know that it is risky, but apart from having a chance to gain some UMS points, i also want to know where i have done wrong.
    Then simply get your paper sent to you. I might be wrong, but I think this means you can't get it remarked but you can see where you went wrong and learn. Cost £10 when I was at college
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    Can both things be done? Like i receive a copy of my script, and then decided whether to remark it or not?
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    (Original post by QuangHa)
    Can both things be done? Like i receive a copy of my script, and then decided whether to remark it or not?
    I'm pretty sure you can do that, do not request the original script - like you said - get a photocopy of it and go through it with the teacher and markscheme and see where you went wrong, if you and your teacher feels the marker's were harsh, send for a remark
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    You can request your paper back and then get it remarked, depending on the exam board it might be quite expensive though, I think it's one exam board that is completely ridiculous asks for about £45 to send your paper back to you
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    order a script and if you think its been marked wrongly get a remark but over 90% in modules virtually guarantees you an interview with Cambridge if your personal statement and references are good.
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    I also believe that to secure your 90+% aggregate score in C3 and C4 (and thus gain an A* in your mathematics A-level) your best bet would be to not immediately request your C3 script to be remarked because it might fall below 90. This is not actually too much of a problem - if you got 80/100 then that would be problematic.

    I would request a photocopy of your C3 paper and, after examining it yourself, decide whether or not it should be sent back for a remark.

    If you try hard for your C4 examination, you will get the A* grade in the bag.

    Note that since your scores are over 90% - with the majority being over 95% - Cambridge are bound to interview you!
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    Firstly, your grades are fine for Cambridge. In fact, they're down right brilliant so be glad of that!

    Now, you can resit if you want, where either you can do worse, better or exactly the same. But it doesn't matter, the exam board should take your highest scoring exams for you AS/A level. So if for instance C3 doesn't go as well as you had hoped, then you still have you last mark to use instead.

    So I think what I would do is to apply for the resit/s and then in those paper, ask for a photocopy or the paper to be sent, give it to your teacher for them to work out what you had done wrong. This way, hopefully you should find out what you did wrong, learn from it and not make those mistakes again.

    I hope this helps! Good luck!
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    Thank you so much for the information. I'll check everything out with my teachers. Hope there is a way to figure it out.

    Just one more things, I heard that Cambridge does not accept retaken modules. Is this a truth or just something comes from gossip?
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    (Original post by QuangHa)
    Just one more things, I heard that Cambridge does not accept retaken modules. Is this a truth or just something comes from gossip?
    There are many people who got into Cambridge that did retake some modules, so don't worry. However, they will see that whether you retook them or not and what exactly you got (you will have to fill in an SAQ form, where you'll declare all your UMS scores for all modules that you have taken)
 
 
 

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