Would really appreciate some advice/thoughts from everyone. Having done some sample moderation of controlled assessment folders before Christmas, some slight issues with marking were identified, but these were within a couple of marks either way. This process was done with an experienced exam marker. My folders were checked, only a small sample, but some marking was deemed too harsh and I was advised to add some marks on the Of Mice and Men prose piece. Another folder generated the comment 'I really don't know what else you'd expect this student to do'. Therefore I deemd my marking to be more or less on track. We've had an adviser in who has identified that my marking (and that of others) is at least one band too generous, in some cases two bands. I'm puzzled as to how there can be so much discrepancy between judgements - I've now had all of my folders down marked and am questioning my own judgement, which is really disconcerting. Has anyone else had judgements queried and found that the opinions on what each band means are differing wildly?