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    I've just been reading some of the threads on the other pages and I have come across one which talks about how the exam papers are marked. It says that the papers are scanned onto a PC. Is this true? :eek:
    I don't think thats an appropraite way to mark exam papers. Do you?
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    (Original post by Becky68M)
    I've just been reading some of the threads on the other pages and I have come across one which talks about how the exam papers are marked. It says that the papers are scanned onto a PC. Is this true? :eek:
    I don't think thats an appropraite way to mark exam papers. Do you?
    only some are put through a pc, for example, multiple choice language listening papers will go through and computer, science modules did and ict short course will go through a computer as well, No way will a history/RS or maths paper etc go through a computer.
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    Not all exam boards use this method. Edexcel are a known exam board. Apparently the papers are scanned onto a computer, and then sent via email to exam markers. It seems perfectly logical, however this has caused some confusion as to whether peoples' work which is outside of the margin will be marked or not.
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    It seems perfectly logical, however this has caused some confusion as to whether peoples' work which is outside of the margin will be marked or not.
    Indeed.

    And as far as I know, yeah, it is only EdExcel that do it. And perhaps a few of the minor examination boards.
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    (Original post by zhivago)
    Indeed.

    And as far as I know, yeah, it is only EdExcel that do it. And perhaps a few of the minor examination boards.
    Edxecel and AQA both have e-marking schemes xoxo
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    (Original post by tammy_girl)
    Edxecel and AQA both have e-marking schemes xoxo
    Only because they can afford it
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    What papers for AQA?
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    (Original post by button16)
    What papers for AQA?
    Foundation language papers most likely as they're like 100% multiple choice or something...thats it i think.
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    (Original post by button16)
    What papers for AQA?
    go to http://www.aqa.org.uk/over/eassessment_faq.html and go to the bottom of the page that is all the exams that are e-marked by AQA xoxo
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    (Original post by tammy_girl)
    go to http://www.aqa.org.uk/over/eassessment_faq.html and go to the bottom of the page that is all the exams that are e-marked by AQA xoxo
    E-marking. :eek: Oh dear, I hope those computers mark good, or else I'll get a bad grade than my predicted.
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    The computer doesn't mark the paper
    The paper is still sent to the examiner who marks it
    It is just downloaded from a website rather than sending literally tonnes of paper through the post!

    If a student has obviously written outside of the box, then the paper will be sent to be marked by hand. Also if the student has asked for extra sheets of paper, then their exam will be marked by hand.

    To be honest if the student has written outside the great big bold black line around their exam and ignored the instructions on the front saying DO NOT WRITE OUTSIDE THE LINE IT WILL NOT BE MARKED then i think they deserve to not have it marked!!!
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    (Original post by Bekaboo)
    The computer doesn't mark the paper
    The paper is still sent to the examiner who marks it
    It is just downloaded from a website rather than sending literally tonnes of paper through the post!

    If a student has obviously written outside of the box, then the paper will be sent to be marked by hand. Also if the student has asked for extra sheets of paper, then their exam will be marked by hand.

    To be honest if the student has written outside the great big bold black line around their exam and ignored the instructions on the front saying DO NOT WRITE OUTSIDE THE LINE IT WILL NOT BE MARKED then i think they deserve to not have it marked!!!
    That's good that the exams are not marked by the computer. :p: I used loads of extra paper for one of my exams.
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    I think that its more to save time and space. Instead of sending a set of 100 bulky exam papers that could get lost or damaged, they are sent via e-mail or CD to the markers who then mark them and do whatever they do to them. Its more for security I think.
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    (Original post by sheepgirl)
    I think that its more to save time and space. Instead of sending a set of 100 bulky exam papers that could get lost or damaged, they are sent via e-mail or CD to the markers who then mark them and do whatever they do to them. Its more for security I think.
    And because it's cheaper than transporting them by lorry.
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    yes! Wouldnt it be awful if a batch of exam papers went missing and you couldnt get a result. I wonder what they would do if that happened!? Grovel to your school!
 
 
 

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