If you resit & get lower, do they use your past result?

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For example, say I resat something and for some reason got lower than my first attempt, would the resit mark count only OR the first attempt mark that was higher?
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In my experience they always use the highest mark that you got. So, if you got higher on your first attempt they would use that one
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In my experience they always use the highest mark that you got. So, if you got higher on your first attempt they would use that one
Yes.
Highest mark counts.
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Oh that's great then, thanks!
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you can now only use the highest mark from your past two papers though
so if you got a B, retook and got a C, retook again and got another C, the B couldn't count anymore... my predicament at the moment...
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you can now only use the highest mark from your past two papers though
so if you got a B, retook and got a C, retook again and got another C, the B couldn't count anymore... my predicament at the moment...
tbh after 3 times, you don't deserve a higher mark
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Yes.
Highest mark counts.
are you sure, even for AS AQA, i was told otherwise...(i hope its true)
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tbh after 3 times, you don't deserve a higher mark
ouch...
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(Original post by emma2013)
you can now only use the highest mark from your past two papers though
so if you got a B, retook and got a C, retook again and got another C, the B couldn't count anymore... my predicament at the moment...
This is not true for A level. At A level you can resit as often as you want for the life of the specification and the best mark you get is the one that counts.
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Wondering if you took a unit 1 in january but after the may exams, your AS grades overall adds up to lets say 1 UMS below an A, could you get the january exam (unit 1) remarked or will it be too late?
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tbh after 3 times, you don't deserve a higher mark
I've only actually resat it once. My B was only one mark off an A, and saying I don't deserve a higher grade is harsh, especially since I got 100% on my other history paper so I'm clearly not thick. And even given my dodgy resit I still have 89.5% in my AS and am predicted an A*. :aetsch:
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(Original post by emma2013)
you can now only use the highest mark from your past two papers though
so if you got a B, retook and got a C, retook again and got another C, the B couldn't count anymore... my predicament at the moment...
I never knew this! Where did you get this information from, do you have a link?
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I never knew this! Where did you get this information from, do you have a link?
I got told it at school I'm not sure if it comes in this year or next year though
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I'm currently pondering the same situation with WJEC exams. Apparently with Science (and maybe Maths), i have been told they take the resit mark regardless if it was worse than the original. I have tried to find information about WJEC resits as i have a conundrum with some resits but don't want to risk the marks i have :/
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(Original post by Jkizer)
Wondering if you took a unit 1 in january but after the may exams, your AS grades overall adds up to lets say 1 UMS below an A, could you get the january exam (unit 1) remarked or will it be too late?
No. The deadline for applying for re-marks for January is 16 April, after that it is too late (and by the summer your paper will almost certainly have been shredded).
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are a-levels really that hard?
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are a-levels really that hard?
YES, the devils work
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(Original post by emma2013)
I've only actually resat it once. My B was only one mark off an A, and saying I don't deserve a higher grade is harsh, especially since I got 100% on my other history paper so I'm clearly not thick. And even given my dodgy resit I still have 89.5% in my AS and am predicted an A*. :aetsch:
I wasn't saying you're thick.

I'm saying for that particular paper you shouldn't get a higher grade - simple.

Yes, now you have provided more information, it just shows that you have a problem with THIS particular module which further reinforces my point.
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(Original post by zeb786)
are you sure, even for AS AQA, i was told otherwise...(i hope its true)

(Original post by Aurora.Rose)
I never knew this! Where did you get this information from, do you have a link?

(Original post by emma2013)
I got told it at school I'm not sure if it comes in this year or next year though

(Original post by _Morsey_)
I'm currently pondering the same situation with WJEC exams. Apparently with Science (and maybe Maths), i have been told they take the resit mark regardless if it was worse than the original. I have tried to find information about WJEC resits as i have a conundrum with some resits but don't want to risk the marks i have :/
To repeat what Data has already said under current JCQ A level rules you can retake any AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR or WJEC A level exam and it is is always your best result that counts.
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I got 24/30 in gcse french speaking..what grade would this be?
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