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 Post subject: AS re-marks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:20 am 
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Despite loads of work and a confident prediction of 4 A's DS has got a lot lower. We have asked for a re-mark in French, History and English. Some of the marking seems frankly odd - eg a high A in one French paper and an E in the other (which DS thought went well and he is a good judge). Quite a few other students seem to have had similar marks for French and I hear that there were possible difficulties with the history paper also.. Any advice out there about re-marks? For example by how much can a grade go up ? (or down, but I don't want to think about that!). Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: AS re-marks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:29 am 
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Hi Stroud Mum - it is possible to get photocopies of the exam papers from the board (via your exam officer). I think that the request has to be made by the end of this week and the cost is about £12 a paper.

Probably better to do this and go through the paper with one of the teachers before deciding if a remark would help - these are expensive (!) and the answer to what happened may become clear with sight of paper


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 Post subject: Re: AS re-marks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:36 am 
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Thanks - yes, I have asked for photocopies. Hope the re-marks come back soon and put us out of our misery! He is gutted - all A's and A stars this time last year and he worked non stop in year 12. Ah well.


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 Post subject: Re: AS re-marks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:13 am 
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 Post subject: Re: AS re-marks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:01 pm 
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My DH is an examiner for IB and has had lots of papers to remark, none of which have changed.


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 Post subject: Re: AS re-marks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:57 pm 
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My DS sat two History papers and scored and A in one (essay questions on Russia) and a D in the other (source questions) resulting in an overall C. He was predicted an A. I thought if you requested photocopies you couldn't have the papers remarked. Have I got this wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: AS re-marks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:10 pm 
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Fran; If you request the photocopies then you can have the papers remarked (but there isn't a lot of time after receiving them before you have to apply for the remark). If you request the actual paper then it can't be remarked.


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 Post subject: Re: AS re-marks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:14 pm 
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Thank you Herman. I will get in touch with the school tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: AS re-marks
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:29 am 
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Yes, that's what I was told. You can request a photocopy of the paper and also a re-mark. I think the copies were quite cheap - ie about £10. He had similar a result as your DS for history; a high A in one paper and a D in another. I asked for both copies and a re-mark because a) he needs to look at a copy of his paper and go through it with a teacher and b) he needs re-marks back fairly quickly before he makes a decision about re-sits (which I think needs to happen by mid Sept at his school).


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