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    I was just doing a MCQ for as level biology where the answer was 100% (And but that I mean 10000%) wrong... probably.

    But the question isn't my main point here, my main point is, how reliable are the mark schemes really? I've noticed also a lot of the times one years answers will contradict the next?

    Does anyone else also get that 'Im pretty sure thats right, but i guess its not' feeling. I usually assume that, but this question got me thinking, maybe there are more mistakes in the marking scheme which students actually get right?

    A lot of marking schemes don't seem fit for purpose unfortunately
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    There have been mistakes on mark schemes in the past and between years the mark scheme can change for the same question. It sucks and isn't always picked up, often not until teacher get their hands on it. Most of the time though, the answer will be right but in just a really odd bizarre way/method. I had a couple electronics questions which had 'incorrect' answers.The circuit diagram you had to draw fit the request but wouldn't practically work for example.

    I remember taking a biology paper and the answer was so clear idk part C of mitosis but the mark scheme said party D. And even though the mark scheme was so clearly wrong, the teachers said they had to mark according to the mark scheme even though it’s wrong.

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