Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:58 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 139 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 14  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:21 pm
Posts: 16254
The system was changed after a consultation: https://ofqual.blog.gov.uk/2016/03/11/r ... d-figures/

Exam boards have their 'offer' on their websites -

AQA was posted above

Edexcel is here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/s ... vices.html

It would be helpful if posters were aware of these changes and checked that what they are saying is actually correct.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:37 pm
Posts: 74
topsyturvy wrote:
Find out raw marks for the 3 maths papers for the DD. Try and find out which paper chance of getting that one mark.

Worth a try!

piggys wrote:
We have a similar issue as my dd was literally 1 mark off an 8 for her maths. I'm not bothered about it but she is! I guess we will consult the school.

We just received the outcome of maths mark as were 2 marks away from a 7. We got the 2 marks, DD very happy as she needed this for university place to do the course she wants. She's not doing it for A level. We got all of thr maths papers remarked.

We've decided to also get the classics remarked OCR as she's 7 ums marks away from an A. One particular unit stands out like a sore thumb so teacher has suggested that we get a remark. Fingers crossed.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:33 pm
Posts: 97
Watford- that is great news, well done to your DC.

The re-mark has come back really quickly, do you mind me asking which board? DS is having remark by AQA but I'm not sure how we get the result?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:37 pm
Posts: 74
Miltonkeynes1 wrote:
Watford- that is great news, well done to your DC.

The re-mark has come back really quickly, do you mind me asking which board? DS is having remark by AQA but I'm not sure how we get the result?


Thank you

EdExcel. The result will come through via the exams office at the school. I put the request in on results day.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:19 pm
Posts: 881
I can only speak from experience. My sons AQA Geography GCSE went up 12 marks ( B to an A), his English A Level went from B to A and Geography A Level from D to C. On the A levels we only had one paper marked based on a pure guess of the one likely to go up. Could have been higher I suppose. I now have a healthy scepticism about exam marking, though do appreciate the pressure the markers are under and the pittance they are paid per paper.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:33 pm
Posts: 97
TIDDLYMUM wrote:
I can only speak from experience. My sons AQA Geography GCSE went up 12 marks ( B to an A), his English A Level went from B to A and Geography A Level from D to C. On the A levels we only had one paper marked based on a pure guess of the one likely to go up. Could have been higher I suppose. I now have a healthy scepticism about exam marking, though do appreciate the pressure the markers are under and the pittance they are paid per paper.


Wow- thanks for sharing, just as well you got them re- marked. I'll keep my fingers crossed for DS and everyone else's DC who is awaiting the results of a re-mark.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:08 pm
Posts: 1731
Miltonkeynes1 wrote:
TIDDLYMUM wrote:
I can only speak from experience. My sons AQA Geography GCSE went up 12 marks ( B to an A), his English A Level went from B to A and Geography A Level from D to C. On the A levels we only had one paper marked based on a pure guess of the one likely to go up. Could have been higher I suppose. I now have a healthy scepticism about exam marking, though do appreciate the pressure the markers are under and the pittance they are paid per paper.


Wow- thanks for sharing, just as well you got them re- marked. I'll keep my fingers crossed for DS and everyone else's DC who is awaiting the results of a re-mark.


Heard from DS's school this morning that the first OCR English language re-mark they sent through went up by 5 marks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:49 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:45 pm
Posts: 7584
I find it interesting that we only ever hear of marks going up. Some years ago we had 2 of DD's AS levels remarked. One stayed the same & the other went down by 6 marks that she could ill afford (grade stayed the same). Last year DS1 had 2 GCSEs remarked as he was one mark off the next grades (A*) and both stayed the same.
PS one was physics
Weird autocorrect edited


Last edited by scary mum on Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:50 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:37 pm
Posts: 74
scary mum wrote:
I find it interesting that we only evergearof marks going up. Some years ago we had 2 of DD's AS levels remarked. One stayed the same & the other went down by 6 marks that she could ill afford (grade stayed the same). Last year DS1 had 2 GCSEs remarked as he was one mark off the next grades (A*) and both stayed the same.
PS one was physics

Classics remark came back yesterday and it's stayed the same. She misread the question as we also ordered the script.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:33 pm
Posts: 97
watford wrote:
scary mum wrote:
I find it interesting that we only evergearof marks going up. Some years ago we had 2 of DD's AS levels remarked. One stayed the same & the other went down by 6 marks that she could ill afford (grade stayed the same). Last year DS1 had 2 GCSEs remarked as he was one mark off the next grades (A*) and both stayed the same.
PS one was physics

Classics remark came back yesterday and it's stayed the same. She misread the question as we also ordered the script.


Sorry about that Watford. Was that Edexel too? DS has no news from AQA.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 139 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 14  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2021