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    So I got my AS results yesterday, and I got a D in the exam, while I was expecting full marks. I will appeal, but how is it possible to under mark someone that bad?! My GCSE AQA dt mark also had to be remarked, and it went up by 6 marks.

    And the main bit-
    I was expecting near full marks in my coursework too, only to get a D. I know this has happened with AQA a few times, but is there anything that can be done? Basically the moderators reviewed our work, as our teachers are known for somewhat bad marking of coursework, so I assume we were all put back a couple of grades. But I don't know what to do now.

    This is so annoying, has anyone been in a similar situation?
    And any advice for the coursework?
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    Hello, I'm in this exact situation I got a really high B in the coursework which was one mark from an A and then end up getting something ridiculous like a U and a friend of mine got an E, I mean I understand if it was base on something hard, but it was a good paper and had injection & rotational moulding which I know like the back of my hand literally as we have practised drawing these a lot in class from the book set by AQA. When I did these diagrams I always got full marks so I'm astonished at this because I and my teacher were completely disappointed as we both was expecting atleast B's in the exam. It was also the subject I wasn't worried about doing bad in and then end up with a D overall, it has really thrown my plans because I don't know if I could cope with the pressure of failing especially after it being a 'good paper' in my eyes.
    Is AQA known for inaccurate marking? Because last year a friend of mine had her AQA business paper remarked and it turned out the D she got was actually a B as AQA had missed out an entire section , if that is anything to go by it's ridiculous how they can ruin someone's future like this and should really be taking extra care in getting people that will double check their work as it makes results day a day to dread for those that have worked hard.
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    (Original post by Hayna)
    Hello, I'm in this exact situation I got a really high B in the coursework which was one mark from an A and then end up getting something ridiculous like a U and a friend of mine got an E, I mean I understand if it was base on something hard, but it was a good paper and had injection & rotational moulding which I know like the back of my hand literally as we have practised drawing these a lot in class from the book set by AQA. When I did these diagrams I always got full marks so I'm astonished at this because I and my teacher were completely disappointed as we both was expecting atleast B's in the exam. It was also the subject I wasn't worried about doing bad in and then end up with a D overall, it has really thrown my plans because I don't know if I could cope with the pressure of failing especially after it being a 'good paper' in my eyes.
    Is AQA known for inaccurate marking? Because last year a friend of mine had her AQA business paper remarked and it turned out the D she got was actually a B as AQA had missed out an entire section , if that is anything to go by it's ridiculous how they can ruin someone's future like this and should really be taking extra care in getting people that will double check their work as it makes results day a day to dread for those that have worked hard.
    Yes, I thought the exam was really easy too - to the point I expected full marks. I don't think AQA are known for bad marking as of such, but my GCSE DT was also significantly undermarked by AQA. I sure will be remarking, but still am unsure about how to get the coursework remarked. Do you know if the moderators checked your coursework?
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    I don't know about Product Design (I took a half GCSE in it, but I don't remember with which board) but I recently received my results for Economics (which I sat with AQA) and I achieved a high C in one of my exams - However, I was sure I had gotten a Mid/High B in the exam as I was quite comfortable with it?

    Maybe you should get it remarked? That's what I'm going to do. Good luck, sorry to hear that you were disappointed!
 
 
 
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