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Missing statement if intentions

I'm doing my drama GCSE and I missed my deadline for statement of intentions by 3 hours because my internet was not working and I didn't know it wasn't sent through, as I thought it had been delivered. It was a stupid mistake and I should if checked. The statement of intentions is a small document describing your price for company 3, it is not marked but it's needed for the examiner to grade out performance. I am incredibly worried that I will be failed, or won't be able to take this part of the exam as it is worth 20%. Please, please let me know if I will be or if there is anything I can do.
Original post by Hskab
I'm doing my drama GCSE and I missed my deadline for statement of intentions by 3 hours because my internet was not working and I didn't know it wasn't sent through, as I thought it had been delivered. It was a stupid mistake and I should if checked. The statement of intentions is a small document describing your price for company 3, it is not marked but it's needed for the examiner to grade out performance. I am incredibly worried that I will be failed, or won't be able to take this part of the exam as it is worth 20%. Please, please let me know if I will be or if there is anything I can do.

You don't mention you exam board, so I can't check exactly how it works, but presumably you're submitting this document to you school and not to the exam board itself. That being the case, the deadline you were given likely has a little flexibility (as the school will almost certainly need time to pull everyone's submissions together and forward them to the exam board in one "pack"). And that's assuming that they even get sent to the exam board (which they may not if "it is not marked").

Have you spoken to your school about this issue? What have they said?

If you let us know your exam board we can check the exact process they use for these documents.
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Original post by DataVenia
You don't mention you exam board, so I can't check exactly how it works, but presumably you're submitting this document to you school and not to the exam board itself. That being the case, the deadline you were given likely has a little flexibility (as the school will almost certainly need time to pull everyone's submissions together and forward them to the exam board in one "pack"). And that's assuming that they even get sent to the exam board (which they may not if "it is not marked").
Have you spoken to your school about this issue? What have they said?
If you let us know your exam board we can check the exact process they use for these documents.

AQA, my school said they had to submit it yesterday to the board when they emailed. I emailed them this morning around 3 when my mum told me that they emailed her, and realised it didn't send properly and sent them another email at 6am to tell them how worried I was. I haven't got a reply yet
Original post by Hskab
AQA, my school said they had to submit it yesterday to the board when they emailed. I emailed them this morning around 3 when my mum told me that they emailed her, and realised it didn't send properly and sent them another email at 6am to tell them how worried I was. I haven't got a reply yet

Thank you. As you've said above that "it's needed for the examiner to grade out performance", I assume you're referring to "Component 3: Texts in practice" (which is "s a practical component in which students are assessed on their ability to apply theatrical skills to realise artistic intentions in live performance (AO2). ... marked by AQA"), rather than "Component 2: Devising drama" (which is "a practical component in which students are assessed on their ability to create and develop ideas to communicate meaning for theatrical performance (AO1), apply theatrical skills to realise artistic intentions in live performance (AO2) and analyse and evaluate their own work (AO4) ... marked by teachers and moderated by AQA". Is that correct?

According to the "Scheme of assessment" within the specification: "The Statement of Dramatic Intentions must be completed by the student on the template AQA provides. This statement is not assessed directly but is used to support assessment. Assessment must not take place without reference to the student’s Statement of Dramatic Intentions."

They key piece of the puzzle is the template mentioned above (which is here, and is what I assume is the document you needed to return to your school). Right at the top of that template it says, "The form should be completed by the candidate. Please hand this form to the examiner with the programme notes at the start of your centre’s visit."

So the Statement of Dramatic Intentions isn't sent to the exam board or to the assessor/examiner - it is handed to the them on the day they visit. Whatever deadline your school have set is therefore their deadline (not AQA's) to try to ensure that they have these available for the visit. As a result, I can see no reason why this slightly missed should be an issue at all. Even if that visit was today (which I assume it's not), your school have sufficient time to print it out and make it available for the start of the visit.

Finally, can I just pick-up on your comment that "I emailed them this morning around 3 when my mum told me that they emailed her". So at 3 AM your mum received an e-mail from school reminding you to complete the form? Or she received the e-mail earlier, but only mentioned it to you at 3 AM? Are you normally up and about at that time of the morning?!

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