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 Post subject: Urgent help needed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:15 pm 
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My son had to remark some A level papers as was just a couple of marks away from a higher grade. Unfortunately, I was off sick after having a complicated surgery and did not have the money. The deadline was 19th of September.
I have only now managed to borrow money. Does anyone have any experience of applying for a remark after deadline with some special circumstances?
Please, I really need help. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Urgent help needed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:28 pm 
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I'm so sorry to hear of your circumstances. I'm afraid I have no knowledge or experience of this (thankfully) but suggest the first thing you do is contact the school/test centre to ask their advice. Good luck :)

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 Post subject: Re: Urgent help needed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:54 pm 
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Yes, your school's exam officer is the one to talk to first thing tomorrow. Good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Urgent help needed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:03 pm 
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Thanks so much.
I will go to his school first thing tomorrow.
I just hope that there could be something when special circumstances are taken into account.


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 Post subject: Re: Urgent help needed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:05 pm 
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I am just so heartbroken because 2 marks would have made DC’s dream come true.


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 Post subject: Re: Urgent help needed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:17 pm 
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Please do remember that, even if there is an allowance to let the remark happen past the deadline day, there is no guarantee that it would result in 2 gained marks - and the marks could go down.


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 Post subject: Re: Urgent help needed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:55 pm 
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Thanks, i know, yes.


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 Post subject: Re: Urgent help needed
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:11 am 
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I also have to be honest and say that I think you will not be allowed to get a remark now the deadline has passed, regardless of the circumstances, as there has been plenty of opportunity since results day - Speak to your exams officer and, if they say it is not possible - get your son to speak to the school careers adviser about applying to uni for 2020 entry - having his grades up front means he can make a sensible early application.


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 Post subject: Re: Urgent help needed
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:28 pm 
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Hi, yes, the exams officer at school said we can’t apply for a remark after the deadline.


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 Post subject: Re: Urgent help needed
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:05 pm 
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Did he lose an offer because of not reaching the grades?

He should have been offered a priority remark on results day.

Our school has a different colour form for a priority remark and the money is refunded if the paper goes up a grade for all remarks.

Both my dds took a year out and ended up going somewhere different than originally planned and gained enormously from the time spent away from education.

It may feel terrible now but something good will come out of it and when he does get to uni he will appreciate it more because it was harder to come by.

In my experience deadlines really are deadlines in education and should be taken very very seriously.

There are no special reasons to change that.

A friend of mine ended up having to drive to one of the unis and hand deliver marked essays from the school that were requested by a deadline that could not be met by any postal service. DG


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