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    When examiners mark our A level exams. If a student writes something that is not on the mark scheme but is still correct do they give marks? I feel as though I saw some past mark schemes and I would have wrote something relevant thats not on the mark scheme. I am worried if I get an examiner that doesn't know the subject to a good amount they would mark it wrong. What do they do in this case.

    The general case is that if the examiner thinks something is credit-worthy but not on the mark-scheme, they refer it up to a senior examiner, who then decides. It also depends a lot on the type of subject eg. for sciences, they expect something specific, while for the humanities, the range of answers can be quite broad.
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