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    I got my AS results yesterday and was happy with all but one of them. My results were:

    P.E: B
    Maths: B
    Biology: A
    Chemistry: C

    After my chemistry exam I was 100% sure I got at least a B and had a good chance of a A. Out of all of my results chemistry was the one I was confident I did really well in. When I got my results I was shocked to find it was my worst result... I'm only a few marks from a B but I'm still gutted. I will get it remarked and get the remarked paper back (for both units).

    So my question is how much can marks change when remarking? Also If I see my remarked paper and believe it is marked poorly is there anything I can do (I'm sure it won't be after being marked twice but would just like to know)?
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    A similar thing happened to me last year with coursework - it was music composition, and it wasn't my best but my teacher said it was good so I expected a B or something, and then on results day I found out it had been marked as a D...

    I got it remarked, and it actually went down almost to an E, and another girl I know with the same original mark for the same module ended up moving up to a C - they both changed by about 10 UMS

    So from my experience they can change quite a lot, but I guess I learnt the hard way that remarks CAN go down as well... If you're quite close to the lower grade boundary, they can be risky but if you're closer the the grade about, you may as well try! If not there are always resits, because sometimes you just have a bad day! I resat said module this year and got a high B, so that paid off

    Not sure if you can do anything about "bad" remarks - I think there might be some sort of appeal process but I'm not sure about that, and it might be more hassle than it's worth and of course, you have to pay for all these things...

    Hope that helped a bit... good luck!
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    (Original post by Ella.S)
    A similar thing happened to me last year with coursework - it was music composition, and it wasn't my best but my teacher said it was good so I expected a B or something, and then on results day I found out it had been marked as a D...

    I got it remarked, and it actually went down almost to an E, and another girl I know with the same original mark for the same module ended up moving up to a C - they both changed by about 10 UMS

    So from my experience they can change quite a lot, but I guess I learnt the hard way that remarks CAN go down as well... If you're quite close to the lower grade boundary, they can be risky but if you're closer the the grade about, you may as well try! If not there are always resits, because sometimes you just have a bad day! I resat said module this year and got a high B, so that paid off

    Not sure if you can do anything about "bad" remarks - I think there might be some sort of appeal process but I'm not sure about that, and it might be more hassle than it's worth and of course, you have to pay for all these things...

    Hope that helped a bit... good luck!
    I'm a lot closer to a 'B' than a 'D' so I think I will get it remarked and just hope... Thanks for the advice
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    I once had an A Level paper remarked from a low D to a high B. So don't worry too much, mistakes to happen!

    You need to get your priority remark, and photocopies, ordered ASAP - especially if there is a university place hanging in the balance.

    You are able to contest a remark at a heightened cost if you are still not satisfied. The cost is refunded if the remark is found to be flawed.
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    The same sort of thing happened to me also when I did AS chemistry last year. From my experience, getting a paper from chemistry remarked may not lead to the mark changing significantly unless it is on the cusp of the grade boundary since the mark scheme is relatively objective.

    In reference to looking at your paper and believing it has been marked poorly, the only thing that you can do is get it remarked once. It is frustrating, however sadly that is the way it is.

    On the bright side though, if it does get remarked and it stays the way that it is you can always resit next year (take that as a positive not a negative).

    I would advise that if you really believe that you did better than the grade that you received that you should get the paper remarked. What have you got to lose (apart from maybe a few quid)?
 
 
 
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