I am sorry if that has been said elsewhere (I suspect it has in spades), but I'd like to get it off my chest. As an NQT I have visited a few schools recently and spoken to colleagues in other schools. There are clearly many schools who don't respect the rules of controlled assessment. So they are correcting the language of pupils scripts for speaking/writing; they are correcting pupils pronounciation as well, perhaps with foreign language assistants. The simple conclusion I draw is a contradiction between teachers being rated on grades they get and the requirement to honestly and ethically follow a set of rules. If you are following the rules however, it is sure riling! Would it not be easier to have exams and so remove this contradiction?