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    They do seem messed up - although it may sound harsh, those who don't normally perform very well got As and Bs, whilst hardworkers got Cs and Ds... it doesn't seem to make sense. Basically, the consistency isn't there - however, it could just be that the teachers at my sixth form favour those who hand their work in. Those who don't probably only do work when preparing for the exams and end up doing well.

    Having said that, the English genuises got As as well, so the examiners can't have been too far off. English Literature exams are annoying exams though, in many ways. Anyway, I think that lots of people will be filling in remark forms next week, just for the chance of squeezing a couple more marks out of their papers.
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    I think the module that people got the lowest marks at our school was the Shakespeare ( The Tempest). And yet the other novels we were doing : 'Tis Pity by John Ford and Possession by A.S Byatt were so difficult that very few schools use them.
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    Our school did Pride and Prejudice for our year, and The Color purple for the year below. I think we're going to retake it, using either Waterland or the Color Purple.
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    Well, the resits varied between Bs and Us in our year, but the module we did for the first time in Jan (OCR Poetry and Prose) seemed to be a few As and the rest Ds and Es. Saying that, if there has been a problem with the system, these ARE just provisional results.... so I wouldn't worry just yet!
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    Yeah this happened at my school too. I feel sorry for the people taking English Literature at our school The results were very topsy turvy with people who were supposed to get As and applying for English at Oxbridge next year getting Ds and people who were supposed to get Cs getting Bs and As. A lot of people were crying over their english results last week.

    The English department at our school aren't too happy either apparently and have already sent off half the papers for remarks without even consulting the students.

    Glad I didn't take English :p:
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    Didn't happen in my school, infact it was the total opposite.
    Out of 30 entries only 4 didn't get an A (and some of these people were D or E grade candidates).

    I personally got 90/90 for my paper, even though I didn't feel on top form during the exam. Very odd.
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    (Original post by Holski*)
    Exactly the same at my college!
    With even the best, getting Es Us etc.
    How strange.
    Very strange :confused: what exam board is your college on?
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    My school has EXACTLY the same problem!!
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    Mine is Edexcel.
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    I got 105/105 on AQA.

    I didn't think I did that well, but hey. I actually keep thinking they must have mistaken me for someone else.

    Most of my class got As and Bs, but it's a really well rated college, especially in English. My class had the highest marks they've had in the department for years. I think it was just an odd paper? It also depended on how you'd been taught i think. It is rather bizarre how good students got bad grades though.

    Sorry to hear that though, English is a weird subject :\.
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    I know for a fact lots of College have sent English Lit back, mine sent half back that had all been marked by one particular examiner... but i don't know which board it was either AQA or WJEC
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    (Original post by Holski*)
    I've had a look at the raw marks and have worked out that you only needed to achieve 25/35 for 100% UMS! :eek: And 19/35 for an A! Is this what the grade boundaries are usually like?
    That pissed on my bonfire slightly
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    I do AQA and got 100% too but I didn't do a module worth 105 marks and never will. I do 4 worth 90 and 2 worth 120. What's this 105 module called? I never realised it could vary.
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    If the difference between the grade boundaries is quite small, it could lead to this 'all or nothing' trend that seems to be occurring.
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    (Original post by *Tinkabell*)
    I do AQA and got 100% too but I didn't do a module worth 105 marks and never will. I do 4 worth 90 and 2 worth 120. What's this 105 module called? I never realised it could vary.
    AQA English Literature B - Introduction to the Study of Literature.
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    (Original post by Jessaay!)
    AQA English Literature B - Introduction to the Study of Literature.
    Oh I forgot there was an A and B lol. Well done on your 100% by the way!
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    (Original post by *Tinkabell*)
    Oh I forgot there was an A and B lol. Well done on your 100% by the way!
    Thanks , i couldn't believe it really. Most people on this thread will probably be better than me at Literature.
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    (Original post by Holski*)
    AQA

    But be a nationwide thing? :confused: :eek:

    could be quite a few have been sent back as others have said.

    (mine was on EDEXCEL)
 
 
 

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