Natalie Gil from Cambridge’s The Tab on how several students’ final grades were changed after the university made errors in marking their papers:
A marking shambles has resulted in changed results for several angry Bio NatScis.
Second year students in both Animal Biology and Ecology received emails on Wednesday, informing them of “errors” in the way the class marks were compiled.
Many students’ final grades for Part IB were changed by a whole class. Some ecology dissertation marks were also vastly inaccurate, with several students moving from Thirds to Firsts and vice versa.
The Tab spoke to Rebecca Senior, a second year Bio NatSci at King’s, whose remarked work rose by a whole class to a First. She said she is “obviously delighted” with her rightful grade, but the whole situation has made her “hugely angry” with the University.
“I didn’t let myself think that my marks were wrong, because I had faith that a University with such a prestigious and long-standing reputation wouldn’t make this kind of mistake. This was obviously a naïve misconception.
“All my initial frustration was for nothing and others faced with the painful disappointment of their grades going down must be furious”.
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