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    Hi, I just received my GCSE results and I am, all in all, extremely happy (11 A*s and 1 A). But, I was actually shocked that I fell short in English Language because I believed that I was sure to achieve an A*, unlike subjects I was unsure about like German and Biology. I only lost two marks in all of my English Language controlled assessments and received 61/64 in my exam mock. My actual result in the exam was 39/64. After working out the UMS required for an A*, I need my exam to go up to 42/64. Do you believe I should get it remarked or should I be happy with the result that I got?
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    (Original post by DavMax15)
    Hi, I just received my GCSE results and I am, all in all, extremely happy (11 A*s and 1 A). But, I was actually shocked that I fell short in English Language because I believed that I was sure to achieve an A*, unlike subjects I was unsure about like German and Biology. I only lost two marks in all of my English Language controlled assessments and received 61/64 in my exam mock. My actual result in the exam was 39/64. After working out the UMS required for an A*, I need my exam to go up to 42/64. Do you believe I should get it remarked or should I be happy with the result that I got?
    I think you're probably in the same position as me... I got 2 A*s 8 As and 1 B , the B being in Eng Lang. I thought I'd get a strong A, and found out if I get an extra 3 marks in my exam I'd move up to an A. But if I lose 8 marks I'll move down to a C, so I'm not sure if I should go for it or not...

    Anyway congrats on your results and I'll be interested to see what answers you get.
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    (Original post by romansholiday)
    I think you're probably in the same position as me... I got 2 A*s 8 As and 1 B , the B being in Eng Lang. I thought I'd get a strong A, and found out if I get an extra 3 marks in my exam I'd move up to an A. But if I lose 8 marks I'll move down to a C, so I'm not sure if I should go for it or not...

    Anyway congrats on your results and I'll be interested to see what answers you get.
    Yeah, I think the marking was very harsh this year. If I was you, I'd take the risk. Although it could go down by 8, it's unlikely to do so. For me, my grade would go down to a B if I lost 10 marks and I think the remark is worth the risk. Also, I'm not going to do English next year anymore so as long as I pass the GCSE, I'm ok..
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    (Original post by DavMax15)
    Yeah, I think the marking was very harsh this year. If I was you, I'd take the risk. Although it could go down by 8, it's unlikely to do so. For me, my grade would go down to a B if I lost 10 marks and I think the remark is worth the risk. Also, I'm not going to do English next year anymore so as long as I pass the GCSE, I'm ok..
    Yeah and if you really were frustrated with it going down to a B you could retake this year...
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    (Original post by DavMax15)
    Hi, I just received my GCSE results and I am, all in all, extremely happy (11 A*s and 1 A). But, I was actually shocked that I fell short in English Language because I believed that I was sure to achieve an A*, unlike subjects I was unsure about like German and Biology. I only lost two marks in all of my English Language controlled assessments and received 61/64 in my exam mock. My actual result in the exam was 39/64. After working out the UMS required for an A*, I need my exam to go up to 42/64. Do you believe I should get it remarked or should I be happy with the result that I got?
    The thing with english is that the marks tend to change the most and this means that you may be docked quite a lot of marks or you may gain marks. Take into mind that yes, you may be awarded marks in things you didnt get originally, however you may lose marks in what you got awarded before. As english is very important i wouldnt risk a remark as you could go down to a B. An A in english is very good, i wouldnt worry. If you do get a remark, then good luck for that A* .
 
 
 
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