Definition of re-mark in English:



  • Mark (an examination paper or piece of academic work) again.

    • ‘I think he had to re-mark most of my papers, but he still paid me the sum I had been counting on and let me mark again the next year (when I hope I had learned a bit and put in a more creditable performance).’
    • ‘Often, they will be willing to re-mark your work, giving you a few much-needed extra percentage points.’
    • ‘In addition, because the examination board is a public body, experts believe there could also be cause for a judicial review - which could result in the re-marking of all papers.’
    • ‘The bizarre story came to light after some candidates predicted top grades received marks as low as U (the lowest grade) for parts of their A-level assessment, and demanded that their papers be re-marked.’
    • ‘What the New Zealand Qualifications Authority has done this year is ensure that it has consistency across markers, and where it is necessary, it will in fact re-mark a whole exam to make it consistent.’


  • [in singular] An act of marking an examination or piece of academic work again.

    • ‘He said the increasing amount of re-marks, duplications and revised scores coming into the school on the morning of results day meant delays in getting results to students.’
    • ‘And he says a partial re-mark would put the students selected for special treatment at an advantage.’
    • ‘My impression is that there have been a significant number of re-marks and that it has been growing each year.’
    • ‘We have to wait for re-marks, but the first indications are that local schools have yet again helped pupils achieve even more.’
    • ‘One can only wonder whether a parent getting lower-than-estimated grades would have recourse to a re-mark.’
    • ‘Entering a pupil for an A-level can cost £54 and re-marks cost another £22.’
    • ‘This number of re-marks can't simply be blamed on one examiner because there are so many stages in the key stage three process for checking.’
    • ‘However, we will not know the complete picture until all appeals and re-marks are completed and the results are fully analysed in the autumn.’
    • ‘The next stage is that the school asks to see the exam papers and then either accepts the result, recognising that the student has performed below expectation, or requests a re-mark.’
    • ‘She said: ‘There have been a considerable number of key stage three English papers re-marked and we are waiting for the outcome of the re-marks.’’
    • ‘He said there was a high number of re-marks in Bradford.’
    • ‘There are standard procedures for requesting re-marks, but Mr Rose says he has already been through them and has been told the marks will stand despite their inconsistency with previous papers.’