I found out my actual UMS marks for the science exams I sat in June for AS.
Chemistry - 2 off of an A
Biology - 1 off of an A
Physics - 1 off of an A
Would it be worth sending off a paper from each science to be remarked? The fact that there is 4 marks between my ABBB and AAAA is very annoying. I expected an A in Biology and Physics.
Also, would the school be willing to pay the £120 to get the papers remarked? I personally couldn't pay such a hefty price, but I feel that the school should be there to help out if I'm so close to the boundary on all of them.
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- Thread Starter
- 06-09-2016 17:25
- 06-09-2016 20:04
UMS is technically gone for reformed linear exams... are you talking about raw marks?
as 2ums sometimes (in sciences) was 1 raw mark
But our school would normally pay for 1-2 raw marks off. They are likely to pay for Biology and Physics (our school would, anyway)
Depends, as some schools are cheapskates are would only pay for grades they need for stats!
- 06-09-2016 20:05
Get them all remarked I'd say: if the school are gonna pay it's worth it! ;D I had 2 remarks last year: 1 went up 9 UMS, the other went up 17 UMS The examiner tends to give you the benefit of the doubt if you're only a few UMS off... Good luck!
- 06-09-2016 20:06
Also, if you go for them (and pay yourself) I 100% recommend you only get one unit of a subject marked at once. This is because if you get two papers remarked for the same subject, one might go up and one might go down, and may leave you stuck with the same grade
- 06-09-2016 20:41
I doubt the school would pay -the chances of them changing are quite low and these grades don't contribute to your final A level grades and they can explain in your reference that they were very close to an A. You have to pay for individual units to be re-marked so the potential cost is well over £200. If you do decide to pay for a re-mark then only try one unit at a time as another poster said. If you do it then get a move on as some exam boards (particularly AQA and WJEC) take a while to re-mark.