i'm with the exam board aqa, i recently got a letter from them saying my last unit (unit 6) was illegible and would thus replace this mark from the average grade of my 4th and 5th units. I am predicted an A, which i got at as-level, and my teachers marked my unit 5 coursework as 17/20 or 77/90, meaning i need to do well in my fourth unit (also out of 90) to get a good score in terms of my average grade which would be rounded up in the context of my 120 marker unit and thus get my predicted A, consequently i ask the question, even though being undesirable am i that screwed or is it in my head?
Haha I'm either hoping for either that, someone sets fire to the delivery van, or the scripts get sent to the wrong house and put in a skip.
Aye true, surely everyone's handwriting gets crappy towards the end of the exam - but this seems to imply that it was illegible from the very start and they couldn't mark anything?!
Wouldn't they just give you a U, i.e unclassified?
And another thing, why would the exam board write to the OP before results day to inform him of this? Why couldn't it wait until results day? They haven't exactly helped the OP's anxiety by revealing this information to him. It does seem weird that the exam board are even prepared to give him a mark for Unit 6 if his entire script was illegible; surely this is unfair to other candidates and might not be a true representation of how he really did perform on that paper? The more I read colemanator's post, the more suspicious I become and judging by his previous posts, I don't think we'll get a response...
It might not be their fault that its illegible the marker could have spilt stuff all over it or something.
If it's illegible it can't be just your handwriting, they would have given you a U. It's highly irregular. It suggests that the damage was done AFTER you submitted the paper. Otherwise they're being very generous by agreeing to give you a mark at all.
Hmm this to me doesn't sound very believable... like others have said if it was illegible then you would get a grade U - unclassified / unmarkable, because they can't read it to mark it. Also, the exam board wouldn't have the candidates address at hand surely it would be sent to the school and then forwarded, and plus like mentioned previously in this thread you wouldn't find out now, you would be told on results day.. it's basically informaing you of what grade (roughly) you are likely to receive - legally you're not even meant to know your coursework results until results day as they are still dependable on the result of the batch that get sent for moderation, and you just can't know for some reason my school was really strict on this!
I'm not acusing the op of lying but maybe it was a hoax letter or perhaps the op is having a laugh out of boredom?
Actually - if this DID actually happen, and you got an U for the module because of it, would you only find out on results day?!
Just out of curiosity. What would happen if the examiner spilt coffee or something over it?
Hmm, interesting question. I suppose they'd have to ask your teacher for a predicted grade based on your work throughout the year, maybe ask to see a mock paper if you did one? I'd like to think that they'd be careful with their coffee though!