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    This happened for me too.

    Was given minimum target grade C/D and ended up with an E!

    Was hoping for C or above, however out of my class of 23, about 18/19 of us got D and below. Don't really get it - doesn't give you much faith in exam board - mine is AQA and was English Language and Literature B.

    My teacher said my college may send the whole lot back for remarking without charging us - hope that happens!
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    (Original post by yournightfairy)
    hay
    im a straight "A" student.
    BUt I gt my results n lit we did the sympotics early in Jan and i bommed, as in also gt a D i have no idea what is going on exept the question was designed to catch us out and did every one as in i got the highest grade in the school.
    Some thing has gone wrong country wide in Lit I think.
    Yes, of course they made a mistake with my 105/105 exam paper and they mistook it for your paper and it was actually me who got a D. It must be, because you're a "straight A student", right?.

    People mess up.

    (Original post by 725308)
    doesn't give you much faith in exam board - mine is AQA and was English Language and Literature B.
    I wish people wouldn't blame the exam board. Sure, they can mess up a tiny bit but usually, it's the student in the exam who messes up.

    I do AQA literature B, I was one of three people in my class to get 100% and only one person got below a B so they can't be being harsh and they can't be far wrong.


    It's disappointing, I know. But sometimes you write well, sometimes you write poorly, and it's as simple as that.
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    (Original post by jamie_90)
    Anyone I know can vouch for that, but yeah.
    Shame that TSR isn't exactly swarming with them then.

    It appears to be a bit of a trend with the 'art based' subjects at A-Level to blame exam boards for the poor grades, this thread is certainly evidence of that.

    Last summer my grades were shambolically below my predicted grade, because of two modules. My teachers inevitably berated the exam board about their poor marking, although I suspect that's merely down to frustration. I asked for a photocopy back, I looked through it with the teachers and although we all thought that the marking was still quite harsh, we agreed that I had messed up. In January my grades were back up to the predicted level, but I did have to revise quite hard for them and also made sure I didn't make the same mistakes again. Even the most academic people in the world make mistakes, I just wish people could accept their failings better and admit they went wrong somewhere.

    Also, whilst I may not be saying this come summer, or indeed come next week if my results change, I still believe that examiners for the art based subjects have a very difficult and under-appreciated job. To accurately assess a candidate's ability based on loose Assessment Objectives (as in Eng. Lit.) is a tough challenge and they're never going to get it right all the time. I do wish that they'd sometimes show a bit of common sense and not mark solely by inclusion of everything specified, but I suppose it gives a uniformed standard to mark every exam paper by.
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    well ploop, i disagree, people put an immense amount of work into getting there grades they expect, and some examiners fail to recognise that. Yes people probably have screwed up, but at the end of the day, people do put the work in and it is fustrating when people put in bulk loads of work and get rewarded with a big fat 'C' grade.
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    At least it's better than a big fat+obese 'D' grade.
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    (Original post by logic123)
    well ploop, i disagree, people put an immense amount of work into getting there grades they expect, and some examiners fail to recognise that. Yes people probably have screwed up, but at the end of the day, people do put the work in and it is fustrating when people put in bulk loads of work and get rewarded with a big fat 'C' grade.
    I concur. This happened to me once. I studied really hard for Econs 6 but the outcome was not what I expected! A big fat C.......:mad:

    But it is alright now, I still manage to get an A for Economics!
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    FWIW, everyone in the English Lit group at my school got D, E, U or X... and the exam board has said it was a major national screw-up, which they're gonna fix.
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    FWIW, everyone in the English Lit group at my school got D, E, U or X... and the exam board has said it was a major national screw-up, which they're gonna fix.
    Really? Which exam board are you talking about?
 
 
 

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