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AQA - is any one still marking?

Discussion in 'English' started by ladyzelda, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. ladyzelda

    ladyzelda New commenter

    I have given up. Yes, I need the money but I can't take any more.
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  2. cwilson1983

    cwilson1983 Occasional commenter

    Yes. Aiming to do some extra marking until there's no scripts left to mark since I need the money too (why else would anyone do it?).
    pepper5 likes this.
  3. saluki

    saluki Senior commenter

    Still going. Being selective about which questions I mark because some responses send me into the depths of depression.
    pepper5 likes this.
  4. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    I tried to get new ones but the computer say 'No'
  5. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    Anyone know when we get paid?
  6. tb9605

    tb9605 Occasional commenter

    I've been paid in dribs and drabs since June 30th.... scripts dried up mid-July (though managed an extra 140 on top of my allocation - was planning to buy something nice, but then the car needed a new set of tyres...)
    pepper5 likes this.
  7. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    Nothing here :-(
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  8. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    I am seriously impressed by anyone who managed more than their allocation. I didn't meet mine and my brain was still custard by the end of it.
  9. fineliner

    fineliner Occasional commenter

    grouch - if you didn't manage to mark about 3/4 of your allocation then you might not get paid until the end of the process; when all the bonuses are paid. It might even be after the results are out!
  10. cwilson1983

    cwilson1983 Occasional commenter

    And it's finally over. Thank God!

    Anyone else surprised that it took this long for the exams to be marked? Probably a consequence of doubling the number of exams with the new specification.
  11. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    I did more than 75%
    I emailed and it turns out that they didn't have my details, apparently.
  12. fineliner

    fineliner Occasional commenter

    In a way it was expected. I wonder how many remarks will be requested. I would not be surprised if it is a huge number again.
  13. fineliner

    fineliner Occasional commenter

    Oh good. Hope you get it sorted.
  14. fantastischfish

    fantastischfish Established commenter

    Was anyone working as a team leader this year? I sent off my claim forms weeks ago and have received nothing yet.

    How did everyone find the process this year? Being team leader was very eye opening indeed!
  15. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    I got paid a week or so ago.

    In what way is being a team leader eye opening? (Never done it: marking is enough work for me.)
  16. Honeydew

    Honeydew New commenter

    I don't think it's wise to share this kind of information on a public forum.
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  17. Honeydew

    Honeydew New commenter

    Sorry, let me clarify my last post. It's just my personal view, but any details about an examiner 'fiddling' the system should only be reported to the Principal Examiner and not shared publicly. An unscrupulous reporter may pick up on your post and use it to discredit examiners and the marking process. Other examiners may also copy the examiner you mentioned. I marked for AQA for several years (I marked for Edexcel this year due to switching specs) and was always under the impression that we had to be careful about what we shared or we could be breaching our contract.

    Just my personal view.
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  18. Honeydew

    Honeydew New commenter

    Hi Eva_Smith
    I don't doubt for a second that you didn't report the examiner to your Principal Examiner. My point was that it should be reported to JUST them and not a public forum.

    Although you haven't named the exam board, the details you provide woukd make it easy for others to identify it.

    Your arguments about the marking process, Gove etc may be valid but, in my view, they shouldn't be used to justify giving details that may breach a contract.

    If you don't agree with my points, then fair enough. We can agree to disagree :)

    All the best
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