Well it is higher. What is the average passmark for A Level here, like 60%, if not less than that. To pass the Indian equivalent you'd need at least 90%, if not 95%...anything less and you wouldn't have any chance against the competition.
i have enough hassle with the 3 call centre being in india... when half the people don't speak english.
whats the huge deal? no has actually said what is wrong with this...
Yeah, I wouldn't mind if it was my paper. Besides, if all the papers are scanned off, then they will all get marked by the same standards. You're all in the same boat either way..
i feel sorry for people taking their GCSE papers.. i lived and studied in india for 3 years (aged 10-13) and omg were the teachers strict when it came to marking papers?!? in english language test(i.e. not important..) they used to take off 1/2 a mark for every punctuation and spelling mistake thats a lot for a 50 mark paper!! hopefully they'll read the answer spec and mark fairly..
it's not the standard of marking i'd be worried about but the fact that last year (combination of the jan and summer sittings) 5000 papers were lost and another 3/4000 were damaged/not marked properly so then had to be remarked here. I think sending them away isn't silly as long as those marking have an excellent idea of english as in exams i know my spelling/punctuation/ability to write goes to pot. this year my a2 economics will be scanned in and sent to examiners but i feel it's rather unfair of them if they have to sit at a computer to mark these for hours on end. futhermore they have to finish marking 5 before they get sent the next 5 so cannot put those aside that need more attention and carry on. many examiners have been lost by this process as they do not have the latest windows required or they have apples so it just won't work. surely a tired grumpy examiner will mark down???