IB remarks questions - if you have any experience, please help :)Watch
Any sort of personal stories or opinions appreciated .
Hello... I would like to know what your experience was. Did you go for a remark finally?
Have you spoken to your IB coordinator and asked for advice, they usually submit your remark for you so it's best to chat with them directly asap.
Hope you're ok
Your grade can go down as well as up, so there is a significant risk in asking for a remark just because you're near the boundary. Unless you have a specific reason to request one as your mark is SIGNIFICANTLY off what was expected, and/or you suspect there was an issue that affected everyones marks in that paper (incorrectly phrased questions for example) it's unlikely your grade will go up, and quite possible it will go down (either by a few marks, or if you're nearer the lower threshold, possibly an entire point).
Re-marking is there for these circumstances, where there is a clear discrepancy between your exam marks and your performance throughout the course, or where there is a genuine concern for a fault in the examination process. It's not there to try and scrape extra points because you nearly but didn't quite make your offer.
I don't mean to be brusque but it's important to appreciate the nature of how it works and that it's unlikely to benefit you in this circumstance. Additionally, depending on what is remarked, they may need to remark your entire cohort for that specific assessment - which may cause other people to lose marks and offers. As I described in the main results chat, this happened to a friend of my sisters (also my sister but it didn't affect her) in the year above me, and she lost her Medicine offer as a result. In fact, most of that cohort lost marks for that subject, and quite a few dropped a point as a result.