Marking madness must end
Unfortunately, this does not benefit the students. I came into teaching from industry to work for the benefit of students.
The exams system needs reforming drastically. No marks are given for anything that doesn't meet the mark scheme. Too often mark schemes are incomplete because the exam's designer lacks a subject specialism.
I was told by a senior examiner who had gone straight from university to AQA that it was best not to know the subject so you can't offer alternative answers not on the mark scheme.
Ambigious questions and incomplete mark schemes are failing our children.
Only those with the power to dictate at the top of examining bodies can decide our students' futures. This madness has to end!
Frustrated Greater Manchester Name and address supplied