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    Who marks cambridges papers?

    And is it true that theres this awesome tradition for the exam results to be thrown from the rooftop by college professors? :O
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    (Original post by Faro_a11)
    Who marks cambridges papers?
    Members of the department. I think PhD students, often.

    And is it true that theres this awesome tradition for the exam results to be thrown from the rooftop by college professors? :O
    In the maths tripos, from the (indoor) balcony of Senate House.
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    Thanks for reminding me I need to watch that.


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    Oh God yes - the compulsory scientist-turn-cult-leader character (The 4400 had a better one in Jordan Collier, and recently on BBC Outcasts had one just as annoying). And I can't remember why she was the 'Harbinger of Death', maybe that was one of the plot-holes.



    In Economics the papers were marked by our lecturers (i.e. Economics Fellows).
    Pretty sure the papers at least get a look-over by an external fellow as well though.
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    (Original post by Faro_a11)
    And is it true that theres this awesome tradition for the exam results to be thrown from the rooftop by college professors? :O
    For third and fourth year maths the results are read out and then thrown from the balcony inside senate house. The term "wooden spoon" also comes from the maths results: until 1909, one was given to the person with the lowest third.
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    (Original post by BigFudamental)
    Pretty sure the papers at least get a look-over by an external fellow as well though.
    Yes, there's an external examiner as well (not sure how many papers they will look at though, I get the impression they're more of a moderator).
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    In law they get marked by the lecturers of the course and assessed by others who teach the course and external examiners.
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    And in law, they won't throw your exam results from a rooftop. At least, mine have never been thrown...
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    For engineering it's all done by fellows, at least for first and second years. For fairness, the same person marks every single paper for each section :eek: (eg, Mr. Bob has to go through ~300x Thermo section A)

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