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    I got my remark back and it went from a D to a C - it went up by 6 marks!
    I think that's kind of ridiculous... luckily i asked for a remark as i was a bit surpised at getting a D but what if i hadn't?
    If this had of been my last exams it could have meant the difference between getting into uni and not getting in! Has anyone else had theirs raised?
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    The reason why something like this happens is because no matter how clearly defined a marking criteria is, examiners will always have some sort of value judgement on whether what Student A has written matches said criteria.

    I've heard someone's mark jumping 14 marks before...
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    (Original post by Vicodin)
    I got my remark back and it went from a D to a C - it went up by 6 marks!
    I think that's kind of ridiculous... luckily i asked for a remark as i was a bit surpised at getting a D but what if i hadn't?
    If this had of been my last exams it could have meant the difference between getting into uni and not getting in! Has anyone else had theirs raised?
    No mine didn't go up, but it was for biology so I guess it's harder to go up in remarks. What subject was yours in?
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    One of my friends had her paper remarked and it went by a whole two grades (A). It's risky getting papers remarked, but always worth it, because in the end at least you know you actually deserve the grade given (to some extent).

    I've had a few papers remarked back in A-Level, few of them stayed the same (which was disappointing), but a few also went up, which makes all the difference!
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    (Original post by celina10)
    No mine didn't go up, but it was for biology so I guess it's harder to go up in remarks. What subject was yours in?
    Sociology
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    essay based subjects like history you have a good chance of getting a better mark but in subject like maths where answers are pretty straight up its much harder, your mark will never go up by more than 2 marks.
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    I've had 3 remarks in the past - one went up (English), one stayed the same ("Science" exam) and my most recent one dropped by almost two grades. What's worst about the last one (other than the fact that I had to retake) was that I didn't ask for a remark and had no idea it had been done until after. It wasn't the nicest of days. Luckily, my mark rose from 60-something to 92 in the resit and thus meant that I got an A* for my Psychology A Level so not a terrible event in the end.
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    (Original post by jellicajade)
    I've had 3 remarks in the past - one went up (English), one stayed the same ("Science" exam) and my most recent one dropped by almost two grades. What's worst about the last one (other than the fact that I had to retake) was that I didn't ask for a remark and had no idea it had been done until after. It wasn't the nicest of days. Luckily, my mark rose from 60-something to 92 in the resit and thus meant that I got an A* for my Psychology A Level so not a terrible event in the end.
    yeah i didn't realise i was gettin a remark, just thought i was gettin my paper back
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    Someone I know went up 17 marks after her paper got remarked. C to an A.
 
 
 
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