Biology teacher Colin Pearson was particularly disturbed by the marking of one of this January's biology A level papers, in which a standard form of scientific notation was apparently not understood by the marker:
Seriously? I have lost the little faith I had in the system.
I've had 3 papers from AQA re-marked from my course of study. They all went up a grade. It just makes me think how many marks have me and students in general been robbed from due to the incompetence of the markers.
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a couple years ago, our philosphy class all got much lower marks than expected....teacher sent the whole year's papers to be remarked and a quarter of my class moved from a d to an a! this was aqa mind. also seeing as its all marked relative by UMS, there's also a sense that exam markers overmarking generously affects everybody elses grade. ( in the summer our marks seemed lower than expected - tutors were also exam markers felt it was wrong compared to the papers they had seen thus feeling some people had been overmarked generously :P )
i really regret not bothering getting my english paper remarked now....i got discouraged by my teacher and i wasn't sure how well i'd done anyway from now on im always going to pay for remarks if not sure :P
Last edited by bananaterracottapie; 19-05-2012 at 13:44.
The Leeds university student went from an E grade to a B grade? Wow. Nice to know that two of my five AS subjects are from the OCR exam board, and next year two of the three are likely to be OCR - great!
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