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    Hi
    I'm in a bit of a weird position at the moment. When I got my English Lit/Lang result, I got overall an A grade which was massively helped by my AS and my coursework, as in my actual A2 exam (LL4) I got a D. I was surprised at this as on the day I really liked the paper and, throughout the year, my teacher was marking my worst practice exams at nothing below a C grade.

    I was predicted an A* and today I got an email from my English teacher saying:

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    Hi Sam. We think there have been some issues with the marking of LL4. We would like to request that your exam paper is remarked."

    The problem I have is that, I'd love an A*. However this has no effect on my uni (I got an unconditional) and I would guess that, due to the D grade, my overall grade is only slightly into the A. So as there is always a risk of it going down, I am worried that I could request a remark and end up with an overall B grade which I would be gutted about.

    However I do have the utmost trust in my English teacher. Any advice?
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    Can't you request the script back and check it first?
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    Oh wow, this is a tough one. However, I think you should trust your teacher on this one and get a remark. From what you've said, it seems really unlikely that you should have got a D on the exam so it's likely a marking error. If not, you'd just have to hope that you would stay the same. Since you've got an unconditional & your grade doesn't matter you don't really have anything to lose by getting a remark I hope it all goes well for you.
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    Can't you request the script back and check it first?
    I think it's too late unfortunately. Any scripts requested back now will arrive after 20th September, which coincidentally is the deadline for requesting remarks
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    (Original post by lowza)
    Oh wow, this is a tough one. However, I think you should trust your teacher on this one and get a remark. From what you've said, it seems really unlikely that you should have got a D on the exam so it's likely a marking error. If not, you'd just have to hope that you would stay the same. Since you've got an unconditional & your grade doesn't matter you don't really have anything to lose by getting a remark I hope it all goes well for you.
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Samiz)
    I think it's too late unfortunately. Any scripts requested back now will arrive after 20th September, which coincidentally is the deadline for requesting remarks
    wth, that's so retarded.

    If you think a remark could push you up to an A* then it could be worth it. Even though it will just be vanity. If you don't think you'd get an A* even if it went up then dont bother since it costs money and there is the risk of going down (though you already got a D in it and since you're evidently not bad at the subject how far down can it go?)
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    I'd check how close you are to the 2 boundaries:
    • if it drops below 320 overall you will have a B.
    • If your A" UMS is 180 or more you get an A*
    and then decide. Even if you have full UMS in the A2 coursework (80) and a high D in the exam (71) you are still (180-80-71=) 29 UMS off an A*. It is incredibly unlikely it will go up that far. Ask your teacher if they have already got the scripts back or if anyone esle has had a re-mark that went up loads.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    I'd check how close you are to the 2 boundaries:
    • if it drops below 320 overall you will have a B.
    • If your A" UMS is 180 or more you get an A*
    and then decide. Even if you have full UMS in the A2 coursework (80) and a high D in the exam (71) you are still (180-80-71=) 29 UMS off an A*. It is incredibly unlikely it will go up that far. Ask your teacher if they have already got the scripts back or if anyone esle has had a re-mark that went up loads.
    I'm not good with the UMS/calculating, but if it means anything I got overall 333 'points' in the cash in (WJEC lang/lit)
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    (Original post by Samiz)
    I'm not good with the UMS/calculating, but if it means anything I got overall 333 'points' in the cash in (WJEC lang/lit)
    If it goes down 14 you get a B, it has to go up at least 29 (more if you got less than full UMS in the A2 coursework and/or less than 71 in the A2 exam) for an A*.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    If it goes down 14 you get a B, it has to go up at least 29 (more if you got less than full UMS in the A2 coursework and/or less than 71 in the A2 exam) for an A*.
    Thanks for the help everyone. My teacher emailed this morning saying that I'm safely in an A grade and, she already saw a script of my exam and she is saying it's at least a B grade answer, so I'm going to request the remark.
 
 
 
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