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Going to miss out on an A* in English because my teachers won't mark my coursework... watch


    (Original post by A level Az)
    Sat us all down on Thursday - Basically told us that each coursework folder took an hour to mark, which took up too much of their time if they had to mark lots of drafts. Baring in mind we've only had one draft marked (which was probably a month ago now), I assumed that 3-4 drafts would be reasonable, but no, we've got one shot left now; next time they mark it will be the final one

    Parents evening - Basically told me that even if I didn't do the coursework I'd get a B overall, which is an "incredible grade anyway", and that I would most likely end up with an A if I handed in the coursework at the moment, and so to stop persisting with the A* just because my other module went really well. (116/120, which means I only need 64/80 ums for an A* on the coursework). Yes, my current uni offers don't ask for an A*, and yes, even my target grade in school isn't an A*, but why wouldn't a teacher encourage me and support me to get it when I can, and so easily? A few drafts and I'd be there. And my parents always agree with my teachers by the way, so no use asking them for anything: to quote what they said - "As long as your (the teacher) happy, I'm happy." :facepalm:

    I'd kill for an essay marking service on TSR; something similiar to the Personal Statement one would be great, but obviously it's too late now and I'm just going to have to judge it myself.
    An essay marking service is essentially cheating. Everyone else is supposed to (and in 95%+ cases) gets 1 draft only, so why should you be any different? Everyone would like an A*, that doesn't mean that they will get it/should get it/deserve it.

    Just try you best, look at the teachers comments and stop moaning. 'Petty' things such as wrong words will affect your grade - it's AO1. So alter the things mentioned and you may just get the longed after a*.
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