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    On results day in March, I received a raw mark for my English Language Written and Speaking exam. In April, the school decided to use last year's grade boundaries so we have an idea of what grades we should get because Ofqual had decided not to release the English Language results until summer. My target grade is an A* and in my mocks, i got 100% on both papers. Yet using last years grade boundaries for my English Language written exam paper i should get a D :eek:!? Everyone else in my year has either failed or got a D also according to last year's grade boundaries and so we are being forced to resit. Will this paper's grade boundaries go down by more than 4 grade boundaries or should i get my paper remarked?
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    On results day in March, I received a raw mark for my English Language Written and Speaking exam. In April, the school decided to use last year's grade boundaries so we have an idea of what grades we should get because Ofqual had decided not to release the English Language results until summer. My target grade is an A* and in my mocks, i got 100% on both papers. Yet using last years grade boundaries for my English Language written exam paper i should get a D :eek:!? Everyone else in my year has either failed or got a D also according to last year's grade boundaries and so we are being forced to resit. Will this paper's grade boundaries go down by more than 4 grade boundaries or should i get my paper remarked?
    Unfortunately, the raw marks required for an A* will not go down, if they do, by such an amount that A* candidates last year are at the same level as those who are getting Grade Ds this year.

    When getting your paper re-marked you have to take a few things into consideration: how far off are you from the next grade up? Are you closer to a C or an E? If you are closer to a C then go for it, but if you're closer to an E then it can be a little risky - there is always the possibility for you to go down, which could result in you getting an even lower grade!

    I would encourage you to retake your exams and get your paper marked if you are close enough to a C, because its always worth a try! If you need any more help just PM me.


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    I just got a grade D which really surprised me. I think I'll just resit the English Written Paper then and not bother with the remark because according to last year's grade boundaries even with the grade D, i have secured a grade A overall but i really want an A*. Thanks for the help, just really stressed because i have 14 exams in the summer and didn't want more
 
 
 
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