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Hi Guys!
I'm an international student doing Edexcel A Levels- which means that I'm doing them from outside the UK.

I called my examination centre to find out the deadline for declining the grades for the Jan 2008 exams.

At first the response was "Im not sure"
When I called them again today, they said

" You are no longer allowed to decline grades from Jan 2008 exams and onwards"

They then read out a paragraph from an official notification they had received which basically said that June 2007 exams were the last exams that could be declined, and that after that exams could not be declined.

Does anyone know if this is true or false?
I would normally be inclined to not believe them, except that in this case they actually read out the paragraph from the official notification.

And also, I received this information directly from the examinations officer.

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I actually heard somthing like you have to state grades - and that universities will be able to see UMS marks now.
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I heard that from next year onwards, you can't decline grades and so cannot re-sit any papers. But I'm not sure of the exact truth.
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The resitting system has changed - basically, you can't decline grades any more, but you don't need to decline grades to resit. Just enter for the A-level cash-in code alongside the resit modules, and you'll get a new AS/A-level taking account of your resits.
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(Original post by rkd)
The resitting system has changed - basically, you can't decline grades any more, but you don't need to decline grades to resit. Just enter for the A-level cash-in code alongside the resit modules, and you'll get a new AS/A-level taking account of your resits.
Does that mean that if in Jan 2008 I did for example Chemistry Unit 5, but wasnt happy with the result, I just register for the exam again, and do it?(without declining)?
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(Original post by breadnbutter)
Does that mean that if in Jan 2008 I did for example Chemistry Unit 5, but wasnt happy with the result, I just register for the exam again, and do it?(without declining)?
I'm pretty sure it does. I know one of my friends was able to resit two Law AS modules this January without declining it from last June.
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(Original post by rkd)
I'm pretty sure it does. I know one of my friends was able to resit two Law AS modules this January without declining it from last June.
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declining might only be for the AS-Grade, rather than each individual module - i.e. you can retake the modules as many times as you like, but after your AS year, the grade won't change if you retake.
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