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    do examiners see the original mark and comments on a remark?
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    (Original post by kizzaaaaaaa)
    do examiners see the original mark and comments on a remark?
    Your script is remarked by new examiners, however the original mark on your paper will be there. They can use this to determine how far off the next grade up you are, and sometimes try and find away to give you the marks you need for the higher grade.

    Your original mark is not held against you in the sense if your grade is low, they're not going to bother trying to give you more marks. Your paper will be marked as if it is it the first time the examiner has seen it, only this time they will keep in mind what you need for the next grade up, and try and help you out a bit!
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    (Original post by actualkira)
    Your script is remarked by new examiners, however the original mark on your paper will be there. They can use this to determine how far off the next grade up you are, and sometimes try and find away to give you the marks you need for the higher grade.

    Your original mark is not held against you in the sense if your grade is low, they're not going to bother trying to give you more marks. Your paper will be marked as if it is it the first time the examiner has seen it, only this time they will keep in mind what you need for the next grade up, and try and help you out a bit!
    cool thank you!
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    (Original post by kizzaaaaaaa)
    cool thank you!
    A senior examiner will mark it according to the mark scheme - they do NOT 'try to help you out a bit' as that would be totally unfair on everyone else.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    A senior examiner will mark it according to the mark scheme - they do NOT 'try to help you out a bit' as that would be totally unfair on everyone else.
    Well I found through speaking to examiners that if a candidate is close to a grade boundary, they will always try their best to find the marks they needed to get them that grade.

    They are also not necessarily marked by the singular head examiner either, the sheer amount of remarks that person would need to mark would result in remarks being late for university deadlines, so remarks are spread amongst multiple examiners in order to meet uni deadlines!
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    (Original post by actualkira)
    Well I found through speaking to examiners that if a candidate is close to a grade boundary, they will always try their best to find the marks they needed to get them that grade.

    They are also not necessarily marked by the singular head examiner either, the sheer amount of remarks that person would need to mark would result in remarks being late for university deadlines, so remarks are spread amongst multiple examiners in order to meet uni deadlines!
    I'm a teacher and you are incorrect - see my post. It is senior examiners that mark these and there are not so many that they can't be done in time. Only priority remarks need to be completed by 31st August - the others are still being done now.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    I'm a teacher and you are incorrect - see my post. It is senior examiners that mark these and there are not so many that they can't be done in time. Only priority remarks need to be completed by 31st August - the others are still being done now.
    No need to be so hostile! I was just reporting what I was told by speaking to examiners, and the head of department, it may not be the same for every college or exam board!

    Sorry for misreading your comment - my bad.
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    (Original post by actualkira)
    No need to be so hostile! I was just reporting what I was told by speaking to examiners, and the head of department, it may not be the same for every college or exam board!

    Sorry for misreading your comment - my bad.
    You are incorrect and it is wrong to mislead people.

    By your theory everyone would go for a re-mark so they could be 'helped up a grade' which is clearly not true.

    Some of my colleagues are examiners and evey board works the same as they are all subject to JCQ.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    You are incorrect and it is wrong to mislead people.

    By your theory everyone would go for a re-mark so they could be 'helped up a grade' which is clearly not true.

    Some of my colleagues are examiners and evey board works the same as they are all subject to JCQ.
    Okay, but I just explaining in my above comment I was repeating what I was told by others they are not my own words, and it is the advice I was given.

    As I said earlier, no need to be so hostile, I'm not being rude to you and there's no need to be so blunt and argumentative over the internet!
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    (Original post by actualkira)
    Okay, but I just explaining in my above comment I was repeating what I was told by others they are not my own words, and it is the advice I was given.

    As I said earlier, no need to be so hostile, I'm not being rude to you and there's no need to be so blunt and argumentative over the internet!
    I'm not being hostile at all - just factual - please don't post things you don't know are true - it isn't helpful to other posters.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    I'm not being hostile at all - just factual - please don't post things you don't know are true - it isn't helpful to other posters.
    I was actually referring to your tone and the way your tone and posts came across - blunt and rude. How you see your comments can come across differently to others!

    I was simply posting what I was told, in order to contribute to the discussion, and hopefully help this person out, and it was never my intention to mislead someone (as you so wrongfully accused me of.)

    I'm not going to be replying to your comments anymore because they're just spamming up the thread with replies that aren't related to the topic matter at all.
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    (Original post by actualkira)
    I was actually referring to your tone and the way your tone and posts came across - blunt and rude. How you see your comments can come across differently to others!

    I was simply posting what I was told, in order to contribute to the discussion, and hopefully help this person out, and it was never my intention to mislead someone (as you so wrongfully accused me of.)

    I'm not going to be replying to your comments anymore because they're just spamming up the thread with replies that aren't related to the topic matter at all.
    Perhaps you shouldn't use TSR if you think my posts are rude

    'Tone' is subjective ...

    As I said, don't post things you don't know are correct as you will mislead people whether you intend to or not.
 
 
 

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