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Failed GCSE. Should I appeal?

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Thebearsbunny Thu 25-Aug-16 12:29:43

My son has received his GCSE results this morning. He has failed the ICT exam. Earlier in the year his teacher told him he had done enough work to pass his practical (score of 30, he needs 27 to pass) and to concentrate on revising for his written exam. He has passed his written exam, but only scored 26 for his practical, hence the fail. Am I right to appeal?

chocolateworshipper Thu 25-Aug-16 13:07:21

Absolutely - contact the school and good luck

Lilly948204 Thu 25-Aug-16 13:16:42

You can usually ask to have things remarked.

catslife Thu 25-Aug-16 15:21:45

It's straight-forward to get exams re-marked but much more difficult for practicals (coursework).

titchy Thu 25-Aug-16 15:44:40

You won't really be able to I'm afraid. The entire cohort would have to have their coursework remarked and agree to that.

Seekingadvice123 Thu 25-Aug-16 16:32:07

C/W marks may have been moderated down a few marks by the exam board and it would have been for the whole cohort based on a sample. It happens I'm afraid. Not much you can do about it.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Thu 25-Aug-16 16:33:20

Is there any chance of getting the written paper remarked to try to make up the difference there?

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