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Marketing Exam Disaster

So after I finished my finance exam for Unit 3, I moved on to unit 2 for my BTEC business diploma grade, where I was working on units 8 and 2. I had done 50+ hours of revision and work, and was well prepared for the exam. So this morning, for three hours (and 45 minutes of extra time) had written my rationale today, 7 pages about Funky Flasks (case study business), saved it as a pdf (was working in MS Word) and named it according to the exam instructions, however, when I was finishing the activity 2 marketing campaign, the computer crashed, locked me out, and then I was only left with about a third of the work along with the headings that I had put in at the beginning. After a long and windy process of sweat, tears, and talking to so many people at the college, I have had to start plans to get Special Consideration from the exam board. I am told that they will look at what work I have produced and my prep work, and decide what mark/grade I should have been given, however, I also hear lots of people get turned down. I am really stressed and worried coz this unit is needed at least a pass mark and if I do not get the pass mark, I will be kicked off the course, meaning I have to leave my college (min. 3 courses), and therefore I will not get to uni or any apprenticeships. Meaning I have to live off the dole/my PIP money. Which for the last 15 odd years I have been working so hard to make sure nothing of the sort happens. I really felt cheated after that, and I even felt a bit sick when it happened.
Any advice will be much appreciated, ta.
Original post by x.jxson.ross.x
So after I finished my finance exam for Unit 3, I moved on to unit 2 for my BTEC business diploma grade, where I was working on units 8 and 2. I had done 50+ hours of revision and work, and was well prepared for the exam. So this morning, for three hours (and 45 minutes of extra time) had written my rationale today, 7 pages about Funky Flasks (case study business), saved it as a pdf (was working in MS Word) and named it according to the exam instructions, however, when I was finishing the activity 2 marketing campaign, the computer crashed, locked me out, and then I was only left with about a third of the work along with the headings that I had put in at the beginning. After a long and windy process of sweat, tears, and talking to so many people at the college, I have had to start plans to get Special Consideration from the exam board. I am told that they will look at what work I have produced and my prep work, and decide what mark/grade I should have been given, however, I also hear lots of people get turned down. I am really stressed and worried coz this unit is needed at least a pass mark and if I do not get the pass mark, I will be kicked off the course, meaning I have to leave my college (min. 3 courses), and therefore I will not get to uni or any apprenticeships. Meaning I have to live off the dole/my PIP money. Which for the last 15 odd years I have been working so hard to make sure nothing of the sort happens. I really felt cheated after that, and I even felt a bit sick when it happened.
Any advice will be much appreciated, ta.


if you fail the exam you wont be kicked out of college. You are allowed to resit it (next January)

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