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    I've recently found out I've got a B in AS Biology (Edexcel Salters Nuffield) and I'm 1 mark away from an A. I'm debating getting a remark since I am carrying on with Biology next year, so the AS grade will be discarded and replaced with the full A level grade. Therefore the reason for a remark would be purely for uni applications. For background, I got Bs in my other 3 AS subjects, so an A could possibly boost my applications!

    Do you think it's worth it since I was only 1 mark off? Or should I not bother since this grade will not count towards my overall A level?
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    There's is honestly NO POINT in my opinion. Unless you are dropping it, universities cannot see what you got (as many schools did not even put students through for the exams if they are definitely taking them into A2). The only thing it really counts towards is predicted grades and your teachers will know you were only 1 mark off so will take this into consideration (in fact they're more likely to be generous and predict you an A if you don't get a remark because that way they never know either way, whereas you remark and stay the same they may have less scope to argue that you could have gotten the A... If that makes sense!) Also, some schools charge for remarks so you'd be better off buying a bio text book tbh!
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    There's is honestly NO POINT in my opinion. Unless you are dropping it, universities cannot see what you got (as many schools did not even put students through for the exams if they are definitely taking them into A2). The only thing it really counts towards is predicted grades and your teachers will know you were only 1 mark off so will take this into consideration (in fact they're more likely to be generous and predict you an A if you don't get a remark because that way they never know either way, whereas you remark and stay the same they may have less scope to argue that you could have gotten the A... If that makes sense!) Also, some schools charge for remarks so you'd be better off buying a bio text book tbh!
    Whilst I agree that its not worth doing a remark as they will likely be predicted an A, you have to declare all grades including your AS so universities will see them.
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    (Original post by HopelessMedic)
    Whilst I agree that its not worth doing a remark as they will likely be predicted an A, you have to declare all grades including your AS so universities will see them.
    Actually, not if they are reformed. It is up to you if you want them to know if they have been reformed to linear (as my friends for example haven't even say they're reformed AS, so it would be totally unfair, plus many people haven't revised for reforms as they know it's a waste of time and is better to focus on non reforms)
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    (Original post by ygy)
    Actually, not if they are reformed. It is up to you if you want them to know if they have been reformed to linear (as my friends for example haven't even say they're reformed AS, so it would be totally unfair, plus many people haven't revised for reforms as they know it's a waste of time and is better to focus on non reforms)
    I'm afraid you're wrong here. Its not up to yourself as to whether you declare the results, you have to. Whether that's fair or not, you've received a grade from an official, external exam which must be declared on UCAS or your application can be rejected straight away.
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    (Original post by ygy)
    Actually, not if they are reformed. It is up to you if you want them to know if they have been reformed to linear (as my friends for example haven't even say they're reformed AS, so it would be totally unfair, plus many people haven't revised for reforms as they know it's a waste of time and is better to focus on non reforms)
    You have to declare all grades awarded. Reformed or not.

    It's up to the universities to decide if they are important or not.

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    (Original post by ygy)
    There's is honestly NO POINT in my opinion. Unless you are dropping it, universities cannot see what you got (as many schools did not even put students through for the exams if they are definitely taking them into A2). The only thing it really counts towards is predicted grades and your teachers will know you were only 1 mark off so will take this into consideration (in fact they're more likely to be generous and predict you an A if you don't get a remark because that way they never know either way, whereas you remark and stay the same they may have less scope to argue that you could have gotten the A... If that makes sense!) Also, some schools charge for remarks so you'd be better off buying a bio text book tbh!

    Okay thank you, that's really helpful!
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    (Original post by abbie1259)
    I've recently found out I've got a B in AS Biology (Edexcel Salters Nuffield) and I'm 1 mark away from an A. I'm debating getting a remark since I am carrying on with Biology next year, so the AS grade will be discarded and replaced with the full A level grade. Therefore the reason for a remark would be purely for uni applications. For background, I got Bs in my other 3 AS subjects, so an A could possibly boost my applications!

    Do you think it's worth it since I was only 1 mark off? Or should I not bother since this grade will not count towards my overall A level?
    Honestly how did you get a B??! I got a C no idea how far into a C but i that means i got 30/80 on each paper which is terrible. I found the exams quite difficult!

    Same exam board btw
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    (Original post by Rigby16)
    Honestly how did you get a B??! I got a C no idea how far into a C but i that means i got 30/80 on each paper which is terrible. I found the exams quite difficult!

    Same exam board btw
    I have no idea, I found the exams really difficult too! I feel bad too because the grade boundary for an A is basically what it was for an E on the old spec a C is so good considering how awful those exams were
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    I have no idea, I found the exams really difficult too! I feel bad too because the grade boundary for an A is basically what it was for an E on the old spec a C is so good considering how awful those exams were
    Yeah! That just says how hard they were :/ I did the old spec paper a week before the exam and got 56/80 (A) in exam conditions, 1 hr and a half . Idk what went wrong, what other subjects did you do?
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    Yeah! That just says how hard they were :/ I did the old spec paper a week before the exam and got 56/80 (A) in exam conditions, 1 hr and a half . Idk what went wrong, what other subjects did you do?

    I was getting marks similar to that too :/ I also do Chemistry, French and German What about you?
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    I was getting marks similar to that too :/ I also do Chemistry, French and German What about you?
    I also do Psychology and Sociology
 
 
 
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