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they can take marks down. Check them back to front before submission.
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For calculation based questions. If I make a mistake in the first question and use that result for the following questions will they use the "error carried forward" method of marking?
Generally in my experience from engineering, they would not over penalise one mistake, they would most likely take a mark off for the mistake & probably a mark for the wrong answer in the initial question but if their are lots of parts to the question that build off what you’ve done they wouldn’t ping you every time, and would carry forward the error.
Although in some types of questions it’s possible to make a mistake that leads you to make further ‘working’ mistakes which of course they cannot reward.
Generally examiners will try and give every mark possible, it generally reflects better on them when their students do well.