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    I was just wondering about what happens in a GCSE exam if you give the right and wrong answer to a question. For example, if a question is worth 2 marks and says to give 1 answer but you give two just to be more assertive that you are correct, will you still get the marks for getting that answer right even though the other one you put was wrong?
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    They will either take the first one or let them cancel each other out so you will get zero. If it was possible to select every alternative to ensure you got the right answer, then you could do that and get 100%.
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    It would make true/false questions a lot easier...
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    If u put two things down and they are both right u will get the marks. However if u one of them is wrong, u will lose the marks.....as it shows u are not confident with ur answer
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    Wouldn't they just be quickly scanning through the questions though to look for key words that matched the mark scheme, otherwise wouldn't it take them for ever to mark them all?
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    depend how you wrote it, if you said one was wrong, stated reasons for it and then said therefore answer 2 is correct then youd get the marks for it but simply saying both probably wont get you any marks.

    for a 2 mark question theyre not looking for you to go into huge detail, simply stating the correct answer would get you both marks
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    Well what about for an 8 mark question take for example RE then, you can give 4 developed reasons, but surely you're not going to be penalysed for giving more points than you should. If you gave 5 points, but only 1 of them was incorrect, then surely you still get the marks for the other 4 points?
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    an 8 mark question is completely different to a two mark one, an 8 mark would require 2-3ish paragraphs giving reasons and in more of an essay structure whereas a 2 mark answer is designed to be streamlined give correct answer only for faster marking. like I said if you said the wrong one and gave reasons for why it was wrong and then said the correct answer youd get both marks (but youd only be wasting your own exam time by over answering it, they wont penalise you) but if you simply said the wrong one and the correct one with no explanation or pointing out which one if correct you wouldn't get any marks because itll look like you don't know what the answer is
 
 
 
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