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    Hello,

    I received a BCD in History, Film Studies and English Language respectively. However, I was only 0.25% off an A in History, 1.5% away from a B in Film Studies and 0.75% away from a C in English Language. I've already received a number of offers based on the grades that I've already received, but I feel awful progressing onto university without trying to get better grades through a re-mark. I have units in each subject where I am very close to the next grade boundary, so do you think it's worth my time (and money) to submit for a re-mark? Will the examining body see my overall grade when they receive my re-mark leaflet? Also, what is the likelihood of getting a mark changed?

    All constructive answers are appreciated greatly.

    Thank you.
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    I'm having the same situation like you now as one of my subject is only 3 UMS marks away from a B and I'm still waiting for response... go check your results again and convert them into UMS marks. If u only miss like less than 5 UMS marks you might stand a chance.. However all three of your results are missing marks so they possibility they accept you is a bit low..
    About the re-mark, it is totally upto you, it may get lower... I strongly suggest you go through clearing for some softer courses just in case.
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    You may find it useful to write a list of the pros and cons of each university you have been offered a place for. If there's one that you particularly like where you feel you would be happy perhaps take the offer saving you time and money. As Squishyy said there's a chance that your grades may go down. They may also go up though making you feel happier, it's a hard decision but only one you can make. If you can talk to your teacher that may help.
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    (Original post by OhMyAbdil)
    Hello,

    I received a BCD in History, Film Studies and English Language respectively. However, I was only 0.25% off an A in History, 1.5% away from a B in Film Studies and 0.75% away from a C in English Language. I've already received a number of offers based on the grades that I've already received, but I feel awful progressing onto university without trying to get better grades through a re-mark. I have units in each subject where I am very close to the next grade boundary, so do you think it's worth my time (and money) to submit for a re-mark? Will the examining body see my overall grade when they receive my re-mark leaflet? Also, what is the likelihood of getting a mark changed?

    All constructive answers are appreciated greatly.

    Thank you.
    Quite low if they are near the boundaries, as they are the ones which are scrutinised most carefully and will usually have been seen by two examiners already.
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    I've rejected my conditional offer and got into a better university through clearing. I tried to go to my college today to see if I could re-sit the year because I wanted to try and better my grades overall, but they offered to pay for two remarks on my behalf because I was so close to the boundaries.
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    (Original post by OhMyAbdil)
    I've rejected my conditional offer and got into a better university through clearing. I tried to go to my college today to see if I could re-sit the year because I wanted to try and better my grades overall, but they offered to pay for two remarks on my behalf because I was so close to the boundaries.
    Thats Longley for you mate.
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    (Original post by Aussie Dude ._.)
    Thats Longley for you mate.
    How did you know I studied at Longley?
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    Quite low if they are near the boundaries, as they are the ones which are scrutinised most carefully and will usually have been seen by two examiners already.
    I understand what you are saying, but I disagree. I've known plenty of people on the boundary have their marks both stayed the same or gone up in UMS terms but not enough to raise the grade, and also an equal number of people go over the boundary to a new grade...sometimes even going way over the boundary. History and English lang are essay subjects and it is very likely that when reviewed by the chief examiner (as remarks are), he or she may decide one of the essays deserved more credit. Essay subjects are very subjective.

    If the grade changes, you get your money back I think. I'd say with such such small percentages, it is very possible you might have one of those grades changed at the least.
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    (Original post by lou_100)
    I understand what you are saying, but I disagree. I've known plenty of people on the boundary have their marks both stayed the same or gone up in UMS terms but not enough to raise the grade, and also an equal number of people go over the boundary to a new grade...sometimes even going way over the boundary. History and English lang are essay subjects and it is very likely that when reviewed by the chief examiner (as remarks are), he or she may decide one of the essays deserved more credit. Essay subjects are very subjective.

    If the grade changes, you get your money back I think. I'd say with such such small percentages, it is very possible you might have one of those grades changed at the least.
    I've changed my view since the remarks my school have put in this year, which have resulted in extended reviews for all English and history papers and have revealed a can of worms at the AQA so extensive that it's hard to make any kind of judgement call about what's gone on this year. The reps from AQA we have spoken to are doing their best to field difficult questions, but it's clear something has been done very differently this year, with disastrous results.
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    (Original post by OhMyAbdil)
    How did you know I studied at Longley?
    I work at a bank...
 
 
 
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