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Hi all,

Literacy test,

Punctuation, are you allowed to make more than 15 actual amendments even though it only asks to find 15? Or would I lose marks for this?

Also, do you get pen and paper or can you take your own?

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Hi all,

Literacy test,

Punctuation, are you allowed to make more than 15 actual amendments even though it only asks to find 15? Or would I lose marks for this?

Also, do you get pen and paper or can you take your own?

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What course are you applying for?

You probably wouldn't lose marks, though there are only going to be 15 amendments that actually need making I suspect.

I don't see why you couldn't take your own pen and paper.
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Thanks for your reply.

I’ve a conditional place on the Primary PGCE course
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Thanks for your reply.

I’ve a conditional place on the Primary PGCE course
Moved your thread to the Teacher training, teaching and education jobs forum.
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Hi all,

Literacy test,

Punctuation, are you allowed to make more than 15 actual amendments even though it only asks to find 15? Or would I lose marks for this?

Also, do you get pen and paper or can you take your own?

Thanks
Yes I think you would lose marks I would imagine or they would just take the 1st 15 as the ones they check as you would be putting incorrect punctuation in the passage as there are only 15 to mark.

When I did mine I was given a whiteboard and pen you won’t be allowed to take anything in with you
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Hi all,

Literacy test,

Punctuation, are you allowed to make more than 15 actual amendments even though it only asks to find 15? Or would I lose marks for this?

Also, do you get pen and paper or can you take your own?

Thanks
Based on some experimentation I did with the practice tests, I think you lose a mark for every wrong punctuation mark you add over the 15.

I got a whiteboard and pen at my test, I couldn't take my own pen and paper in.
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Punctuation, are you allowed to make more than 15 actual amendments even though it only asks to find 15? Or would I lose marks for this?
From the DfE website:
"From 30 November 2016 the punctuation section will contain an on screen counter. The counter shows how many pieces of punctuation need to be added to the passage. It will start at 15 and reduce by one each time a piece of punctuation is added to the text until it reaches zero. Once a candidate has added 15 pieces of punctuation to the text, they will be unable to add any further punctuation unless they remove a previously added punctuation mark. This counter will allow candidates to track the number of pieces of punctuation added and provide a quick check that all punctuation marks have been added. This change to the punctuation section will not affect the way that it is marked or the method used to assess punctuation."
http://sta.education.gov.uk/professi...y-skills-tests
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