Two gems from the current key stage 3 longer writing task deserve a wider audience.
The innocent honesty of pupil A: "The world-famous Hinton diamonds have been pasted down through generations," matches the panoramic detail of pupil B: "One dark winter's night, it was a foggy and misty day, when Inspector Grouse sat down to his dinner for tea."
Heaven help me. After reading more than 400 scripts, I understood them both.
The same can hardly be said for the Instructions to English Markers (page 29): "Please be aware that schools have a statutory duty to report results to parents and these results will be taken from the results issued that are taken from the mark sheets that you complete and return."
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