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    Hi Guys, So I got my results today and am really pleased with them - A*AB.

    Surpassed myself, thought I'd get ABB!

    In sociology (The A) I did scly3 in June and Scly4 in Jan, and got 102/120 ums in Jan.

    I thought I messed the scly3 paper up and I actually got 75/80, meaning I'm 3 ums off an A* which is 2 marks.

    What shall I do? I needed 52/60 and got 50, but I could have sworn I screwed the first nine marker up!
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    Just to say, I really am pleased, I'm not upset, but two A*'s would be so good?!? I don't want to annoy people
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    It's really up to you whether or not you want to request a remark but remember it is possible that marks can go down as well as up, though your case I wouldn't think it's possible to go down a whole grade so I don't see that you have anything to lose by going for it and if you go up a grade you get a refund.
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    definitely!
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    defo. good luck!
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    Haha I was one mark off an A*. I'm getting a remark no doubt.
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    Depends whether you think it's worth the money. If you don't really care about the money aspect, then go for it. If you're worried about paying for it then I wouldn't bother, since it appears to make no difference to your university choices/places (I'm assuming?) and you're just doing it for your own pride/just for the sake of having an A*.

    Remember that sociology markshemes are more open to interpretation compared to maths and sciences so you're more likely to get an increase/change in your marks. However, 75/80 is quite close to full marks so there isn't a lot of marks you can gain (if that makes sense) - like, there isn't a lot of questions that you could have improved on so it may be unlikely that you'll gain extra marks. I can't really give you an answer, it's up to you, but these are just some things you can consider. Good luck!
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    (Original post by Heizenburg)
    Haha I was one mark off an A*. I'm getting a remark no doubt.
    Really?! What marks did you get?
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    Be aware that the papers nearest the boundaries are the ones which are most carefully scrutinised in the first place. In your position it's not a risk, but you might prefer to spend £30 - £40 at university instead of on something which is unlikely to change.
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    (Original post by charlie4590)
    Really?! What marks did you get?

    It was in a different subject, Economics. The A* won't affect my uni place but I still want the remark.
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    You can for peace of mind, but you'll be very low priority.
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    I'm in the same boat as you. I got A*AB and I'm 1 mark of an A*, but I'm not sure whether to get a remark of not. :P
 
 
 
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