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    I'm now entering my third year in college, after resitting a subject (I didn't do bad, but didn't want to resit so many exams and had a bad time, personally, in my first year). Today I got my results for:
    AS English Literature
    AS Physics
    A2 Mathematics
    AS/A2 Further Mathematics
    [ALL WJEC]
    Regardless of whether you associate with these exam boards, I'm sure you'll be able to empathise with me here.
    Essentially, I have a very harshly-marking English tutor, but have generally been the top student in my class. She would give us mock exams (new specification, mind you!) and essays right from the get go. People were expected to get Ds at this stage, but I managed to get As from the get go, and maintained this throughout, with a few marks off an A being the absolute worst.
    These attempts were pretty half-arsed, rushed ones, with little attention to detail, but I enjoyed it thoroughly sometimes, and wrote some pretty decent pieces. My tutor told me that if I just brought my structure up a little (overly tangential) and paid a bit more attention to the marking AOs (Assessment Objectives), then I was set to get near-perfect marks on my two exams in May.
    The English department in my college were impressed by my pieces and always pushed me to do better, with my tutor in particular marking me very harshly in order to do so.
    In the lead up to the exam, unlike last year and for my GCSEs, I made sure to revise, assess and evaluate wherever possible, and learnt the texts soundly. I sent my tutor a few improved pieces, and she said that they seemed absolutely fantastic.
    In the exams, the questions were fairly tough, but I answered them well. They felt like those exams where you were absolutely in the zone. My structure, points and essays in general seemed absolutely fantastic, and I came out of both exams feeling like I'd done extremely well. I wrote about 15 A4 pages for each exam, and my writing is fairly small, which is a colossal amount, given the exams were two hours in duration.
    I get my results back, and apparently got a C. On one of the exams, I just scraped a C, and the other, just scraped a B. I have absolutely no idea how this was the case, and felt completely confused and slightly mislead. Even if it was the case of content, I'm generally a student who makes very insightful, coherent remarks, and deeply analyses the texts to the depth required to be within the top band.
    I check with the other two A-grade students in my class, and both of them just barely scraped Bs, much to my confusion.
    When I was doing my GCSEs, I sat separate exams for English Language and English Literature, and got a C and a D respectively. My tutors considered this to be strange and asked for a remark, and they were both lifted to an A*.
    Of course, the simple solution to this issue is just to get the exams remarked or reassessed, but given that I'm now entering my third year only doing two subjects (and resitting some FM exams for an A), it's mandatory that I select an AS level to progress.**
    My progression interview for my college is tomorrow, where I must select which subjects I'm picking up and dropping. I do not want to progress through to A2 English Literature if I maintain a C or a B, since the universities I'm looking at need A grades (but not necessarily all A2), and I don't wish to work extremely hard just to overcome the inertia of what feels like unfair marking.
    So here's the situation I'm in:
    I'm already picking up AS Computer Science, as a third subject. If I progress through to A2 Eng Lit, then my remark comes back as a C/B, I'll be stuck in a subject I don't wish to do, and won't be able to drop it, since I have to be doing three subjects. If I drop A2 Eng Lit, I will have to get my papers remarked anyway, and will then have to choose another AS level to do, and I have absolutely no idea what I would like to choose, and wouldn't want to pick one that I don't enjoy.
    For reference, I'm looking to do Computer Science at university, with the hopes of becoming a software engineer, and am looking at AAA in Maths, Further Maths and Physics respectively. I understand that talking to the staff at the college seems like the best option, but I'm currently unable to contact them, and I'm very short of time.
    What would you recommend doing, and/or what can I do to rectify the issue I have with the WJEC's marking at this point?
    Thank you all, so much!

    ** College policy is that you must be 16-19 y/old and studying three subjects to start/progress within the college.
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    (Original post by Hug_or_Be_Hugged)
    I'm now entering my third year in college, after resitting a subject (I didn't do bad, but didn't want to resit so many exams and had a bad time, personally, in my first year). Today I got my results for:
    AS English Literature
    AS Physics
    A2 Mathematics
    AS/A2 Further Mathematics
    [ALL WJEC]
    Regardless of whether you associate with these exam boards, I'm sure you'll be able to empathise with me here.
    Essentially, I have a very harshly-marking English tutor, but have generally been the top student in my class. She would give us mock exams (new specification, mind you!) and essays right from the get go. People were expected to get Ds at this stage, but I managed to get As from the get go, and maintained this throughout, with a few marks off an A being the absolute worst.
    These attempts were pretty half-arsed, rushed ones, with little attention to detail, but I enjoyed it thoroughly sometimes, and wrote some pretty decent pieces. My tutor told me that if I just brought my structure up a little (overly tangential) and paid a bit more attention to the marking AOs (Assessment Objectives), then I was set to get near-perfect marks on my two exams in May.
    The English department in my college were impressed by my pieces and always pushed me to do better, with my tutor in particular marking me very harshly in order to do so.
    In the lead up to the exam, unlike last year and for my GCSEs, I made sure to revise, assess and evaluate wherever possible, and learnt the texts soundly. I sent my tutor a few improved pieces, and she said that they seemed absolutely fantastic.
    In the exams, the questions were fairly tough, but I answered them well. They felt like those exams where you were absolutely in the zone. My structure, points and essays in general seemed absolutely fantastic, and I came out of both exams feeling like I'd done extremely well. I wrote about 15 A4 pages for each exam, and my writing is fairly small, which is a colossal amount, given the exams were two hours in duration.
    I get my results back, and apparently got a C. On one of the exams, I just scraped a C, and the other, just scraped a B. I have absolutely no idea how this was the case, and felt completely confused and slightly mislead. Even if it was the case of content, I'm generally a student who makes very insightful, coherent remarks, and deeply analyses the texts to the depth required to be within the top band.
    I check with the other two A-grade students in my class, and both of them just barely scraped Bs, much to my confusion.
    When I was doing my GCSEs, I sat separate exams for English Language and English Literature, and got a C and a D respectively. My tutors considered this to be strange and asked for a remark, and they were both lifted to an A*.
    Of course, the simple solution to this issue is just to get the exams remarked or reassessed, but given that I'm now entering my third year only doing two subjects (and resitting some FM exams for an A), it's mandatory that I select an AS level to progress.**
    My progression interview for my college is tomorrow, where I must select which subjects I'm picking up and dropping. I do not want to progress through to A2 English Literature if I maintain a C or a B, since the universities I'm looking at need A grades (but not necessarily all A2), and I don't wish to work extremely hard just to overcome the inertia of what feels like unfair marking.
    So here's the situation I'm in:
    I'm already picking up AS Computer Science, as a third subject. If I progress through to A2 Eng Lit, then my remark comes back as a C/B, I'll be stuck in a subject I don't wish to do, and won't be able to drop it, since I have to be doing three subjects. If I drop A2 Eng Lit, I will have to get my papers remarked anyway, and will then have to choose another AS level to do, and I have absolutely no idea what I would like to choose, and wouldn't want to pick one that I don't enjoy.
    For reference, I'm looking to do Computer Science at university, with the hopes of becoming a software engineer, and am looking at AAA in Maths, Further Maths and Physics respectively. I understand that talking to the staff at the college seems like the best option, but I'm currently unable to contact them, and I'm very short of time.
    What would you recommend doing, and/or what can I do to rectify the issue I have with the WJEC's marking at this point?
    Thank you all, so much!

    ** College policy is that you must be 16-19 y/old and studying three subjects to start/progress within the college.
    Make sure you get in contact with the staff at the college, they will be able to help you through all of this.
 
 
 
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