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Hi there,

I recently got my results back for IB Italian ab initio. I am considering having my exam re assessed and I have been looking online and speaking to my IB coordinator about appealing it. My question i wanted to ask is, is it possible for your grade to go down if you have it remarked? My coordinator says yes as they changed it in the last 2 years to make it so your grade can go down, yet online the IB regulations says it does not, however I am not sure how old said document is.

Could anybody tell me if it is possible to go down if I do have it moderated again?

Thanks

Ben

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Yes, your grade can go down. It is unlikely, but it can happen.

 

More often than not your grade will either stay the same or it will go up by a mark or two to the next grade level, which is why it's only really worth it to remark in subjective subject areas like literature and essay-based exams where you're only a handful of marks away from the next boundary.

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Thanks for that Emmi. One other question, the IB results website shows I am 1 mark from the next grade up, do you think this is worth appealing? I initially thought the one mark meant literally one mark in an exam so obviously it would seem logical to contest it, though it would now appear that it is 1 mark as a percentage of all of submissions for said subject. Sorry to ask you the difficult questions I don't know if it's possible for you to answer this one or not as you don't know my exact circumstances etc.

 

Thanks again for all your help

 

Ben

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Well there's nothing to lose. If you are 1% away from the next grade then you are atleast 8% away from going down a mark, which is very unlikely, close to impossible.

Yet there's a good chance to increase by 1%. So i'd highly suggest you go for it!

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