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    Is it true that the examiners are probably marking our papers like right now? Something my friend tweeted haha kinda freaked me out a bit
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    (Original post by dxnielle)
    Is it true that the examiners are probably marking our papers like right now? Something my friend tweeted haha kinda freaked me out a bit
    Yeah the Edexcel ones have already finished! (for Maths I think)
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    (Original post by lightningdoritos)
    Yeah the Edexcel ones have already finished! (for Maths I think)
    Wow it had to be maths as well, well there's me ****ed lol
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    Why would you even...?
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    (Original post by dxnielle)
    Wow it had to be maths as well, well there's me ****ed lol
    Well there's not much you can do about it now so I wouldn't worry haha
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    A friend of mine marks papers for IGCSE for let's say a STEM subject. He says he can mark 500 questions an hour. Heck. :eek:
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    (Original post by Dani California)
    Why would you even...?
    I'm not sweating over it or anything it's just pretty funny how our results are already decided and most of us haven't left our beds lol (me especially)
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    No point freaking out about it.

    Kinda pointless really. Nothing you can do now
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    (Original post by dxnielle)
    I'm not sweating over it or anything it's just pretty funny how our results are already decided and most of us haven't left our beds lol (me especially)
    You might not be, but bloody am now you've said that. Yeah, no point panicking. It doesn't seem to be stopping me though.
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    (Original post by Old_Simon)
    A friend of mine marks papers for IGCSE for let's say a STEM subject. He says he can mark 500 questions an hour. Heck. :eek:
    quick markers more generous markers or harsh markers?
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    (Original post by Old_Simon)
    A friend of mine marks papers for IGCSE for let's say a STEM subject. He says he can mark 500 questions an hour. Heck. :eek:
    According to my french teacher the pay is like 1 pound a paper lol
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    (Original post by Yousf)
    quick markers more generous markers or harsh markers?
    I asked him about this. His mark scheme explains how it should be marked and all variations thereof which are likely to arise. His markers only mark single questions then the paper marks are put back together. It sounds a very good, fair and transparent system as you would expect. Incidentally different grades of qualified markers are allocated to different questions. Newbies start on the 2 point questions and go from there.
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    (Original post by Yousf)
    quick markers more generous markers or harsh markers?
    More generous I think cause they'd be happier to be getting through all the papers?
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    (Original post by lightningdoritos)
    Yeah the Edexcel ones have already finished! (for Maths I think)
    that's so quick


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    (Original post by dxnielle)
    More generous I think cause they'd be happier to be getting through all the papers?
    This is wrong. Generosity or harshness plays no part in it.
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    I always wonder how much error is in marking papers. At school whenever we do a test/prelim and get it back to go over there's always a fair amount of mistakes/queries in the marking and a lot of marks are changed. I wonder how much this happens for official exams and maybe how many people have ended up with the wrong mark because of this.
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    (Original post by Old_Simon)
    Well I don't know all the details but for example a maths answer might have 7 or so lines. At a glance you can see if each line qualifies for the mark. If you are doing the same question 500 times an hour you would soon see it I would think. It is not a rush. Just methodical.
    Agree to disagree because im not trying to type loads here
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    (Original post by lightningdoritos)
    Yeah the Edexcel ones have already finished! (for Maths I think)
    Don't lie?
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    [QUOTE=Dani California;48439420]
    (Original post by dxnielle)
    ...I do actually know a gangster called Nik. :eek:
    lmaoo there's the OG Niki that everyone from London knows as an ex **** turned rapper? Just asking because I thought she was pretty popular in Birmingham because that's where she's from
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    (Original post by AndrewSCO)
    I always wonder how much error is in marking papers. At school whenever we do a test/prelim and get it back to go over there's always a fair amount of mistakes/queries in the marking and a lot of marks are changed. I wonder how much this happens for official exams and maybe how many people have ended up with the wrong mark because of this.
    Well if you are near a grade boundary such as 2 marks off an A, it is encouraged you get a remark and I think it's due to this reason and those 2 marks could be gained because of it.
 
 
 
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