We have got a new head of maths in the prep school I work in. We are presently preparing Year 8 for Common Entrance and our school policy has always been that eg a 2 mark question will get 2 marks only if correct with supporting workings - one mark for a correct answer with NO workings and possibly one mark if sensible workings but answer wrong eg arith error. He says we need to give full marks on questions if the answer is correct even if no workings are shown as the workings are only a "fallback" if the answer is incorrect. This is the state sector position apparently. Please can any senior school mathematician who marks CE papers let me know their policy (anonymously of course) as I don't argree, but will change my policy if he is correct and senior schools adopt this policy.