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    During a GCSE exam say if a candidate writes an answer but it is not the exact answer on the mark scheme however it similar to the correct answer. Will the candidate get the mark or not?
    for example in a PE exam say in the mark scheme it says 'to develop young talents and help them get to the elite stage'
    and the candidate wrote
    'help young people develop their ability and reach to the top'
    will he get the mark?
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    More than likely - we were taught biology that the only time you need exactly what is wrote on the mark scheme is if its underlined but otherwise if you give the same idea, you should get it
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    what do u mean 'underlined'?

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    More than likely - we were taught biology that the only time you need exactly what is wrote on the mark scheme is if its underlined but otherwise if you give the same idea, you should get it
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    The marker has a bit of discretion to award marks. You need to read the mark scheme.
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    (Original post by Helpmepickone)
    what do u mean 'underlined'?
    sometimes in mark schemes they'll underline words/phrases they want candidates to say in order to get the mark
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    (Original post by kirstybecs)
    sometimes in mark schemes they'll underline words/phrases they want candidates to say in order to get the mark
    o ok
    thanks
 
 
 
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