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    ive just been marking a paper and for a question i just answered with the points i learnt from the book and they arent even on the markscheme! when the examiners mark it would you not get any marks even though its right?
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    examiners can still give marks if you are perfectly valid in your answer i think, the marker would consult there team leader on what to do, but if you are def, right and answer the question you should get the mark.
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    you cant rely on the AVP marks..
    u need to learn how the mark schemes work.. thyre very unclear and u often get marks for not answering the question
    if yu write a normal answer you should also add any points related to the topic, just to be sure that youll get those extra one or two marks.
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    (Original post by sarah12345)
    ive just been marking a paper and for a question i just answered with the points i learnt from the book and they arent even on the markscheme! when the examiners mark it would you not get any marks even though its right?
    I'd imagine you would get the mark, as long as it's a valid point. At the top of the markschemes it only says 'Expected answers' rather than 'The only answers you'll get marks for'! Besides, they can't list every possible answer in the mark scheme.
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    there is a bit in the mark scheme before the actual marks, as a kind of forward to examiners. Its says, (in slightly different wording)- if the science is right, mark it right
    but, as said earlier, it is important NOT to rely on this.
    I hate mark schemes too, although essential for revision, i often feel they are contradictory and often don't answer the question.
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    Ah, we've had many a discussion of the OCR Biology markschemes on here - I hate them! I take it you're on about Environmental Biology, because I know exactly what you mean. I decided the textbook is rubbish in the end.
 
 
 
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