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    I have been posting for a while and I have found very few answers that will tell me what to do, so I write with the hops that you guys shall provide me with advice.

    So lets start from the very beginning, I am in year 10 and I took a gcse in my native language early, in the hope of securing the A*. For my speaking and writing controlled assessments I though I did very well, however since they were sent straight to the exam board to be marked; I did not know my final mark until results day - which was:
    I got ''263 ums'' (7ums away form an A*)
    I got:
    Unit 1 urdu A* 57/60 ums = 37/40
    Unit 2 urdu A* 57/60 = 38/40
    Unit 3 urdu A* 90/90 = 60/60
    Unit 4 urdu C 59/90 = 44/60

    This gives me an A grade.; 4 marks off an A*

    Okay, so I don;t want to sound arrogant, but I was confident that my unit 4 (writing controlled assessment) was at least an A: but it turned out to be a C.

    Is it possible that my unit 4 grade got mixed-up with someone else? I presume its improbable. However do you guys have any ideas how to approach this.

    Thankyou for all the sensible replies and i apologise for my paranoia (as well as my long post)
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    It probably wasn't mixed up, sadly. You could go for a remark in hope that someone has a different opinion on your writing.
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    I have no idea
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    (Original post by BULL14)
    I got ''263 ums'' (7ums away form an A*)
    I got:
    Unit 1 urdu A* 57/60 ums = 37/40
    Unit 2 urdu A* 57/60 = 38/40
    Unit 3 urdu A* 90/90 = 60/60
    Unit 4 urdu C 59/90 = 44/60

    This gives me an A grade.; 4 marks off an A*

    Okay, so I don;t want to sound arrogant, but I was confident that my unit 4 (writing controlled assessment) was at least an A: but it turned out to be a C.

    Is it possible that my unit 4 grade got mixed-up with someone else? I presume its improbable. However do you guys have any ideas how to approach this.
    It's simple, if you are unhappy, then go for a Unit 4 re-mark. If your grade changes you get the money back.
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    There are plenty of native speakers of English who don't get A* at GCSE English language. You need to let this go.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    There are plenty of native speakers of English who don't get A* at GCSE English language. You need to let this go.
    I'd say it's way harder getting an A* in English language than in a modern foreign language, they almost don't compare imo.
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    (Original post by Edosawr)
    I'd say it's way harder getting an A* in English language than in a modern foreign language, they almost don't compare imo.
    It's OP's native language.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    It's OP's native language.
    Yes, but the Urdu GCSE would be easier than the equivalent of the Urdu test in one of the native countries.
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    (Original post by Edosawr)
    Yes, but the Urdu GCSE would be easier than the equivalent of the Urdu test in one of the native countries.
    Maybe. Whatever, it's time for OP to accept it. Coursework doesn't get remarked on an individual basis.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Maybe. Whatever, it's time for OP to accept it. Coursework doesn't get remarked on an individual basis.
    Actually the language writing is the exception to this as it is exam board marked. (I have already told the OP this twice, and given him the link and quote from the spec to prove it). The solution is in his hands.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    Actually the language writing is the exception to this as it is exam board marked. (I have already told the OP this twice, and given him the link and quote from the spec to prove it). The solution is in his hands.
    Ah, useful to know. Ta. Yes, it's up to him to do it or stop posting about whether he should do it.
 
 
 

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