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    English Lit is by far my favourite subject and I really want to study it at Oxford. I thought the exam was really fun and I thought it went really well but it didn't go as well as I wanted it to because I got an A instead of the A* which I was expected to get :/ Anyone experience anything similar?
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    I'm not studying it further, but I was predicted an A* but got an A in English lit too. I knew the second exam didn't go as well as I'd hoped, but I had really thought I'd scraped the A* . I was only 2 UMS points away from the A*, so I'm getting a paper remarked - is that an option for you?
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    (Original post by Rocco123)
    I'm not studying it further, but I was predicted an A* but got an A in English lit too. I knew the second exam didn't go as well as I'd hoped, but I had really thought I'd scraped the A* . I was only 2 UMS points away from the A*, so I'm getting a paper remarked - is that an option for you?
    Unfortunately not I hope the remark goes well for you! My friends who all are amazing at English lit got A's aswell and it's making me think if there was something wrong with the teaching of marking at my school?
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    (Original post by katieGCSE)
    Unfortunately not I hope the remark goes well for you! My friends who all are amazing at English lit got A's aswell and it's making me think if there was something wrong with the teaching of marking at my school?
    That's a shame. It is possible that the questions just didn't fit with what you had been taught, but I don't think there's anything you can do about marking. I think you could still study it at Oxford with an A though - they take much more interest in AS levels, and an A is by no means a bad grade!
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    (Original post by Rocco123)
    That's a shame. It is possible that the questions just didn't fit with what you had been taught, but I don't think there's anything you can do about marking. I think you could still study it at Oxford with an A though - they take much more interest in AS levels, and an A is by no means a bad grade!
    Thanks for the advice!
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    I'd always hoped for an a* in English lit whereas an a in English language would've been fine but came out with the other way around but I'm alright with that as it doesn't stop me from doing at a level
    Don't let that A bring u down because an A is amazing as well!!! Well done
    Keep working hard and there is no reason u won't be studying English at Oxford!!!
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    (Original post by Starlight2000)
    I'd always hoped for an a* in English lit whereas an a in English language would've been fine but came out with the other way around but I'm alright with that as it doesn't stop me from doing at a level
    Don't let that A bring u down because an A is amazing as well!!! Well done
    Keep working hard and there is no reason u won't be studying English at Oxford!!!
    Thanks!
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    This happened with me as well. I was certain I was going to get an A* but got an A. I got nearly full marks with all of the coursework and I felt that the exams went well, so I was feeling confident before, during and after the exam. In my opinion English literature is one of the easiest subjects at GCSE, so I was expecting to get an A* to show that. Ironically, I got an A* in English Language, which I think is wayyyy harder than literature. I'm still really happy with my A though.
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    (Original post by crminshaw)
    This happened with me as well. I was certain I was going to get an A* but got an A. I got nearly full marks with all of the coursework and I felt that the exams went well, so I was feeling confident before, during and after the exam. In my opinion English literature is one of the easiest subjects at GCSE, so I was expecting to get an A* to show that. Ironically, I got an A* in English Language, which I think is wayyyy harder than literature. I'm still really happy with my A though.
    I know, it was weird! Well done with your English Language though! That's great!
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    (Original post by katieGCSE)
    I know, it was weird! Well done with your English Language though! That's great!

    Thanks!!!
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    English literature is a harshly marked subjective due to the fact it's extremely subjective. Similar happened in my school last year when I took English literature. Majority of the students who had been getting As throughout the year ended up with C grades
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    Same happened to me
    I scored A*'s all year and that too full mark worthy.
    Did the exam - thought I smashed it and even improved on my years performance.
    Results day - overall A2 grade = A, only scored a B in the exam????
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    (Original post by Windies)
    Same happened to me
    I scored A*'s all year and that too full mark worthy.
    Did the exam - thought I smashed it and even improved on my years performance.
    Results day - overall A2 grade = A, only scored a B in the exam????
    I felt exactly the same! Still, well done on A at A2 that's still amazing!
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    (Original post by Anmol_.)
    English literature is a harshly marked subjective due to the fact it's extremely subjective. Similar happened in my school last year when I took English literature. Majority of the students who had been getting As throughout the year ended up with C grades
    That's true actually, ah well, I'm still pleased!
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    I was predicted a B in English Lit, and 3 weeks before the exams when I got a tutor said I would probably end up with a C.
    I got nearly full marks in English Lit hence A*. Also my friend got this. I am guessing that the examiner was probably very nice.
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    Exactly same scenario for me lol.
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    Finally - one of my remarks went up by TWENTY UMS.
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    (Original post by Windies)
    Finally - one of my remarks went up by TWENTY UMS.
    Wow! Well done! Maybe it's just the subjective marking then?
 
 
 
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