I appeared and failed p3 last attempt. Got a very low score, the lowest of my life 41. I can say very confidently that I dont deserve this and I think I know why it happend. Every paper I give, Its my own way that I leave some time for a quick re-check 5 minutes before the paper ends and this is the time when I color the bubbles on the top of the ans sheet (as per the new format). I did this in the p3 paper, but accidentally right then the ink in my pen dried up! Immediately I raised my hand and called upon the invigilator so he could help me borrow some1s pen as I didn’t have an extra. Now the guy came way late and clearly refused as he said there are just a few minutes left for me and I better leave it! I argued but he refused and right then the time ended and my paper was taken. I tried to reach the controller of examination right after the exam at the hall but I was told by 3 different invigilators that this doesn’t matter and I would be perfectly alright. I am pretty sure that an entire question wasn’t checked because there is no way I could have failed that exam with that score. The British Council in Pakistan takes care of the exams here. Before I approach them, I just want an opinion, Is it possible that the checking could have been the issue? My teacher says Yes as the papers are now scanned on computers and they wont recognize a script with out a marking on top.
I didnt get to finish shading the last two questions before it was taken away from me and i passed.
the invigilators were right. it doesnt matter.
what if you did good on the questions apart from those u didnt shade u think u got the score u deserved?
i frankly think this coloring in of the bubbles is a wastage of time, it breaks the tempo even.
exactly my POINT!!! how easier it is to just tick or write the number! But I think the color bubbles are the made the only way to authenticate an ans since they will be the only things scanned by the computers?? thats total rubbish! waste of time/technology
I think it’ll be good for you to send an email to acca and asked if the shading of bubbles matters on the grade. This could take away your doubts and reconfirmed your score.
its really a far cry.. administrative reviews cost 52 pounds per professional paper! can u believe that!!! I dont think they’l ever think of considering my request! but maybe ur right I should try just
that price is a bit off border. why not just email them to ask “whether shading affects the grades” since you didn’t shade your paper. you don’t have to pay them to review your paper.
when i wrote F9 in June 2010 i realized that i had not shaded the question numbers on top of the answer sheet when the answer booklets were being collected. after the exam i contacted ACCA office in my country and ACCA UK by email and they told me it doesnt matter, and i passed the exam. So shading or not shadding doesnt affect yo mark. just email them
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