After our dreadful IGCSE results with CIE, we started to compare the work of our students to the sample material that CIE has published. There are massive, obvious discrepancies between the grades awarded. The exemplar material is totally useless as an aid to understanding assessment of students work, they display a grade D work which is awful. None of our students managed to produce such dross, but CIE deemed in totally acceptable to award some of our students E's and F's! We have shown this comparison to many different members of staff and they all agree that our lower grade work should have been higher than the graded work on display from CIE. But what can you do about this? Trying to get any sense or logical answer from CIE is impossible. Art assessment centers are becoming a money spinning joke.