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    just wondering , if example examiners mark more leniently in general rather than teachers , for example in English lit . Or alternatively do they mark more critically ?
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    I think they must mark more leniently. I know I wrote much better essays in my English lit mock last year than in my AS exam... And yet I got a higher mark in my exam than in my mock.
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    just wondering , if example examiners mark more leniently in general rather than teachers , for example in English lit . Or alternatively do they mark more critically ?
    I think teachers generally claim to be stricter markers - particularly in mocks - to prepare you for the worst case scenario in the real exam. However, if you think about the mistakes your teachers make marking 30-60 papers, imagine how tiring it must get marking hundreds of papers, so I don't know how true this can really be. I think it varies from teacher to teacher really, but on the whole examiners will try to give you marks rather than take them away.
 
 
 
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