Business Studies GCSE Remark with OCR

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Q: My son scored an average A* for both of the exam components but a low A in the Course Work element which resulted in an A overall for subject. We are talking a 4 point difference here. He is incredibly annoyed about this as this has always been his best subject. Personally I kind of feel that the school didn't really value him as a student but that's another story. I asked the school if OCR could remark the Course element "marketing and Enterprise" but they said it couldn't be done unless they sent ALL the students Course Work back and that could affect everyone's grades. So the only other option is to try and find 4 marks on the other papers which is not great. Any ideas what we could do? Exact figs look like this:-
Marketing Enterprise (Course Work) 50/60 a (a* 54/60)
Business and people 53/60 a (a* 54/60)
Prsctn, fancy, bus env 109/120 a* (a* 108/120)
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I think the only way your son's grade may change is if you get both exams remarked. This can be quite costly (you can check the fees on OCR's website, it's about £70 for two papers with Edexcel) and there is no guarantee his grade may change, but I personally feel that it's worth a try, and if his grade does change, you will get your money back. The deadline is towards the 20th of September, so perhaps try talking to his subject teacher about it. Good luck
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I think the only way your son's grade may change is if you get both exams remarked. This can be quite costly (you can check the fees on OCR's website, it's about £70 for two papers with Edexcel) and there is no guarantee his grade may change, but I personally feel that it's worth a try, and if his grade does change, you will get your money back. The deadline is towards the 20th of September, so perhaps try talking to his subject teacher about it. Good luck
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I'm going to do just that. OCR is more expensive than Edexcel at £45.60 per subject so £91.20 Ouch but has to be worth a shot. You never know. I will post here when we get the outcome just in case any future students have the same deliberation. Thanks again.
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I'm going to do just that. OCR is more expensive than Edexcel at £45.60 per subject so £91.20 Ouch but has to be worth a shot. You never know. I will post here when we get the outcome just in case any future students have the same deliberation. Thanks again.
Hi

OCR Result:-
Paper 1 came back +1 mark
Paper 2 came back +2 marks
He needed + 4 extra marks to secure A* hence one mark short so stayed A

Unlucky to miss out by one mark but was certainly worth a try, just shows you that they do make marking mistakes!

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