Aty100
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
Hi guys,

So on August 17th I got my A-Level results. A few days later I emailed my school to get my raw marks for each paper. They replied a few days ago and sent me my raw marks. I came across a bit of a problem with my Edexcel Economics marks. The marks they sent me for my Economics papers (when compared to the grade boundaries) gives me a grade C (adds up to 189 marks) however the grade boundaries say 199 is required for a grade B (the grade I got on my results sheet). I emailed again to double check and they confirmed my raw marks were correct. I'm really confused on how I go about resolving this issue. Is it possible that I may have actually got a grade C ?? And if I call in would they change my grade B to a C ?? Or Is it more likely that the raw marks are incorrect? (Just to let you know my school got 100% A*-B for Economics and I highly doubt I got a C)

I would really appreciate any help / information / advice on how I should go about this.

Thank you in advance
0
reply
999tigger
Badges: 19
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
(Original post by Aty100)
Hi guys,

So on August 17th I got my A-Level results. A few days later I emailed my school to get my raw marks for each paper. They replied a few days ago and sent me my raw marks. I came across a bit of a problem with my Edexcel Economics marks. The marks they sent me for my Economics papers (when compared to the grade boundaries) gives me a grade C (adds up to 189 marks) however the grade boundaries say 199 is required for a grade B (the grade I got on my results sheet). I emailed again to double check and they confirmed my raw marks were correct. I'm really confused on how I go about resolving this issue. Is it possible that I may have actually got a grade C ?? And if I call in would they change my grade B to a C ?? Or Is it more likely that the raw marks are incorrect? (Just to let you know my school got 100% A*-B for Economics and I highly doubt I got a C)

I would really appreciate any help / information / advice on how I should go about this.

Thank you in advance
Talk to your teacher. If you believe that there has been an error then go for a remark. You have until 21 September. If a mistake is discovered then you get your money back.
0
reply
NotNotBatman
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#3
Report 3 years ago
#3
What's the issue ? You may have got higher than you should have, I would just leave it.
3
reply
Aty100
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#4
(Original post by NotNotBatman)
What's the issue ? You may have got higher than you should have, I would just leave it.
I'm almost certain I didn't get a C. I was thinking I may have got a high B and wanted a remark but the raw marks suggest I've got a mid C. My entire school got A*-B and I'm one of the good ones in Economics (only reason I struggle to get As is because I can never finish any of the papers, I really struggle with timing). So I may actually have a B and it could be a high B which I could then remark in hopes of getting an A or it could either be that I actually got a mid C but accidentally got given a grade B. So I don't know which one is more likely
0
reply
Aty100
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#5
(Original post by 999tigger)
Talk to your teacher. If you believe that there has been an error then go for a remark. You have until 21 September. If a mistake is discovered then you get your money back.
I spoke to both of the admissions/exam officer teachers in my school. They both gave me the same raw marks (thought one of them may have made a typo but their data shows those same raw marks) They weren't much help to be honest
0
reply
999tigger
Badges: 19
#6
Report 3 years ago
#6
(Original post by Aty100)
I spoke to both of the admissions/exam officer teachers in my school. They both gave me the same raw marks (thought one of them may have made a typo but their data shows those same raw marks) They weren't much help to be honest
Sorry wasnt reading properly and would agree with post 3.
Nothing to gain except a downgrade. Wait and see. If it says B on your certificate just take it. If they downgrade you then you can remark, but you havent lost anything. Of you feel even the B is wrong and they have made a mistake against you i.e a significant missed mark, then its up to you. Take the risk or not.
0
reply
Aty100
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#7
(Original post by 999tigger)
Sorry wasnt reading properly and would agree with post 3.
Nothing to gain except a downgrade. Wait and see. If it says B on your certificate just take it. If they downgrade you then you can remark, but you havent lost anything. Of you feel even the B is wrong and they have made a mistake against you i.e a significant missed mark, then its up to you. Take the risk or not.
Hi, well I've spoken to a few other students and teachers and we have come to the conclusion that the actual grades boundaries posted on the edexcel are incorrect. All 3 papers were out of 100 but on the grade boundaries it says the total mark was 335 instead of 300. So everyone who actually checked the grade boundaries would have faced the same problem as me. Thanks for your advice though
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Are you tempted to change your firm university choice on A-level results day?

Yes, I'll try and go to a uni higher up the league tables (31)
29.25%
Yes, there is a uni that I prefer and I'll fit in better (10)
9.43%
No I am happy with my choice (59)
55.66%
I'm using Clearing when I have my exam results (6)
5.66%

Watched Threads

View All