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    Hi,
    So I just found out I was one mark off an A* in my English Language A Level exam. Is it worth getting a remark or does that never pay off? Should I just get over it? I'm only asking because I'm applying to uni and an A* would be really helpful.
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    (Original post by o.dowes)
    Hi,
    So I just found out I was one mark off an A* in my English Language A Level exam. Is it worth getting a remark or does that never pay off? Should I just get over it? I'm only asking because I'm applying to uni and an A* would be really helpful.
    Thanks
    When did you take the exam?
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    (Original post by o.dowes)
    Hi,
    So I just found out I was one mark off an A* in my English Language A Level exam. Is it worth getting a remark or does that never pay off? Should I just get over it? I'm only asking because I'm applying to uni and an A* would be really helpful.
    Thanks
    You answered your own question. I would go for the remark assuming you are within the time limits and have the money.

    Btw it may just be you didnt consistently get 90% over A2..
    Notwithstanding CIT may calculate differently.


    How is the A* awarded?The A* at A Level is awarded to candidates who achieve a grade A on the A Level overall (80%), and who also achieve at least 90% on the uniform mark scale (UMS) across their A2 units. For example, in a four-unit A Level which has 400 UMS and each unit has 100 UMS, you need to achieve at least 320 UMS overall and at least 180 UMS out of 200 on the A2 units.
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    They're going to find that mark.
    Get your paper remarked sis!
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    (Original post by o.dowes)
    Hi,
    So I just found out I was one mark off an A* in my English Language A Level exam. Is it worth getting a remark or does that never pay off? Should I just get over it? I'm only asking because I'm applying to uni and an A* would be really helpful.
    Thanks
    If you have the money for it the go ahead. But i cant even tell you how many people i've met who remark it thinking examiners always get it wrong, and it just comes back exactly the same. But u never know, once every blue moon someone does actually gain or lose a mark or two. (yeah my teacher told us of someone who got it remarked and just came back worse lol)
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    (Original post by Glassapple)
    When did you take the exam?
    I did it with Cambridge International Examinations, I went to school abroad.
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    (Original post by o.dowes)
    I did it with Cambridge International Examinations, I went to school abroad.
    So which month did you take the exam in?
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    (Original post by Glassapple)
    So which month did you take the exam in?
    I did it in November last year. I got my results in January but I've only just found out what my raw marks were.
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    Get a remark. You might as well nothing much to lose even if you lose a couple marks, which is highly unlikely, I doubt you will lose so much as to go down a grade
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    same for GCSE history and i'm still bitter
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    You answered your own question. I would go for the remark assuming you are within the time limits and have the money.

    Btw it may just be you didnt consistently get 90% over A2..
    Notwithstanding CIT may calculate differently.


    How is the A* awarded?The A* at A Level is awarded to candidates who achieve a grade A on the A Level overall (80%), and who also achieve at least 90% on the uniform mark scale (UMS) across their A2 units. For example, in a four-unit A Level which has 400 UMS and each unit has 100 UMS, you need to achieve at least 320 UMS overall and at least 180 UMS out of 200 on the A2 units.
    Ok, so I'm not sure on percentages but here is what I know:
    For component 98 (AS Level) I got 85 marks in total which if I remember rightly was a really high A.
    For component 32 (my first A Level paper) I got 35 marks, it was 35 marks for an A in that paper.
    For component 42 (second A Level paper) I got 34 marks, it was 37 marks for an A.
    When all those marks were totalled up I had 154 marks, but it was 155 marks for an A*.
    Does that change anything?
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    Get it remarked definitely .
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    So after my school telling me the deadline for remarks has passed (it hasnt) they have now said I can get a remark but it would be a 'waste of money'. Should I still go through with it? I really don't know what to do...
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    (Original post by o.dowes)
    So after my school telling me the deadline for remarks has passed (it hasnt) they have now said I can get a remark but it would be a 'waste of money'. Should I still go through with it? I really don't know what to do...
    One mark!?!?! That is definitely worth a remark in my opinion!
    Hopefully you go up a grade - my brother got 2 marks for his, and got it remarked, and went up a grade!

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    nothing to lose
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    Thank you for the reassurance! I'm gonna go for it - even if the mark doesn't change at least I'll have tried everything!
 
 
 
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