Thank you Ellie. You do make a great point about recordings not being the same thing that was examined.
However, except for maybe the Schumann (which I played probably as good as I could both in exam and recording), both other recordings have plenty of mistakes in them (particularly the Poulenc which has a lot of wrong chords in the left hand).
I wanted to have non-perfect recordings that matched the exam performance. The only thing that isn't completely accurate (and maybe I should've reenacted this on purpose) was two notes in Haydn that I repeated for a reason I can't remember and I'm sure that the comment in the marking refers to. However, there were other bits in the recording that I played correctly in the exam but not in the recording so overall it would still be ok. But yes, definitely not an exam replica and shouldn't be trusted as such. However, it would be obvious if there was a big fail in the exam (ie. commentary says stops and starts) and then the recording is just a flawless performance.
Lastly, it is also possible that I could not recall 100% everything that happened in the exam and my point with these wasn't to contest the marking, but to inform on what is expected/valued in the exam. I am sure that even if the examiner was on the harsh side, the mark would've only been lowered by 1 or 2 points not by 5+. I don't even want to make a contestation as they'd probably give you a better mark if you send a good recording too. Will be interesting to see how it all works from next year with the changes. By this, I mean that from next year recordings will be made of the exam performance (audio only I think), which is great, but not sure if the student will have access to those. I think it's more for those cases in which the student contests the marking.
Also, thanks for letting me know about the commentary, I could not read that myself!
One last bit of (hopefully!) constructive observation - just about the Handel really as I think the examiner's comments are in agreement with the Youtube vids for the other pieces - the examiner made comments about your tempo and rhythmic accuracy about that piece. Listening to your vid I would not have considered that an issue - I thought you played it at a very good speed, neither too fast nor too slow, and rhythmic accuracy wasn't an issue. That's why I think you may have played that aspect of the piece differently in the exam, and why I think it is worth taking those comments on board for future exams. These Baroque pieces do take some effort of control, especially under pressure! You mention incorrect notes that you played, but in an exam (and indeed a performance) nobody really cares too much about that. Musicality is the more important thing, the odd wrong note (if it doesn't put you off) affects the performance of the piece far less.
Take on board the examiner's comments! Otherwise, why pay for an exam?
Are they really going to record exams next year? Eek! I was wondering about trying an exam myself next year, but all I have to do is press the "record" button on my digital piano and I go to pieces!!