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    So my Gov/Pol class did questionably on our first 2 papers in June and it came as a big surprise. We were advised not to re-mark as the whole class did relatively bad so it seemed not to be an issue of marking, however 1 class mate got a remark and went up 17 MARKS IN ONE PAPER, this took her up 2 grades. We later found out that because of the way AQA mark their papers for Gov/Pol, we were all marked by the same individual so it seems the reason for the unexpected failures may have had something to do with this. 2 point, first something like this shouldn't be able to happen, and the fact that the marking range between markers could be 17 marks is a disgrace as it means the students suffer.
    Point 2 is a question. Our teacher is obviously quite outraged and having looked at our papers is talking about a class re-mark. Is this a thing? We've already missed the deadline for individual remarks but apparently he can appeal to the exam board for remarks under special circumstances, would the above scenario apply as one?
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    Yes I think it's possible. We had the same situation with our gov pol class, but there were a few of us (me included, thank god) that didn't seem to have been affected by the marking. One of the girls in my class went up by 14 marks, another by 9 so if you have the opportunity, definitely get it remarked.
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    (Original post by pjo71099)
    So my Gov/Pol class did questionably on our first 2 papers in June and it came as a big surprise. We were advised not to re-mark as the whole class did relatively bad so it seemed not to be an issue of marking, however 1 class mate got a remark and went up 17 MARKS IN ONE PAPER, this took her up 2 grades. We later found out that because of the way AQA mark their papers for Gov/Pol, we were all marked by the same individual so it seems the reason for the unexpected failures may have had something to do with this. 2 point, first something like this shouldn't be able to happen, and the fact that the marking range between markers could be 17 marks is a disgrace as it means the students suffer.
    Point 2 is a question. Our teacher is obviously quite outraged and having looked at our papers is talking about a class re-mark. Is this a thing? We've already missed the deadline for individual remarks but apparently he can appeal to the exam board for remarks under special circumstances, would the above scenario apply as one?
    Yes, but its in the hands of the school. Appeals are quite complex and theres not a lot of point in me explaining them as your school an teacher appear to have it in hand. If you had asked on here and you said you felt something was wrong then I would have said remark if you had the money.
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    Cohort reviews of marking no longer exist and I'm not sure what grounds the school could have for appealing the whole cohort on the basis of 1 review - in the days when whole cohort reviews did exist you had to get at least 8 done and at least half of those has to change by at least 3 raw marks.

    Unfortunately I don't think there's a chance of a successful appeal a month after the review deadline as the school appears to have ignored all the normal courses of action. They could have got some of the marked scripts back when the results came out (these would have been back in school within a few days) to see what the marking looked like and they could then have paid for a couple close to a grade boundary to see what happened - there was plenty of time for those to come back well before the review deadline in order to decide if it was worth putting more in.

    Obviously mismarking by that amount is unacceptable by the exam board but it is now too late to have a chance of rectifying it.
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    (Original post by pjo71099)
    So my Gov/Pol class did questionably on our first 2 papers in June and it came as a big surprise. We were advised not to re-mark as the whole class did relatively bad so it seemed not to be an issue of marking, however 1 class mate got a remark and went up 17 MARKS IN ONE PAPER, this took her up 2 grades. We later found out that because of the way AQA mark their papers for Gov/Pol, we were all marked by the same individual so it seems the reason for the unexpected failures may have had something to do with this. 2 point, first something like this shouldn't be able to happen, and the fact that the marking range between markers could be 17 marks is a disgrace as it means the students suffer.
    Point 2 is a question. Our teacher is obviously quite outraged and having looked at our papers is talking about a class re-mark. Is this a thing? We've already missed the deadline for individual remarks but apparently he can appeal to the exam board for remarks under special circumstances, would the above scenario apply as one?
    That’s how all marking is done. All of 1 paper from that centre goes to 1 person. Whether it’s a small class or all of year 10 and 11 English or maths for example
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    That’s how all marking is done. All of 1 paper from that centre goes to 1 person. Whether it’s a small class or all of year 10 and 11 English or maths for example
    It used to be that way but it's not the way most of it is done now.
 
 
 

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