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Exam Marking

Discussion in 'Science' started by ggu, May 15, 2012.

  1. ggu

    ggu

    Just had my chemistry marking contract terminated because of too many markers... Any body else in same boat?
     
  2. ggu

    ggu

    Just had my chemistry marking contract terminated because of too many markers... Any body else in same boat?
     
  3. emmadrg

    emmadrg New commenter

    Really? Have you marked before, and which level/exam board?
    I mark GCSE biology for AQA, hope they don't terminate my contract, I need that money!
     
  4. Really? I was under the impression they were desperate for Chemistry markers, particularly for AS and A2. Maybe they have decided to carry on recruiting recent graduates and graduate students for a much cheaper price?

    Still not good. It could all be down to everything being online nowadays- saves postage time so fewer examiners could mark more in a longer period? Not that that would be any more cost effective.

    Bit of a bummer whatever. Which exam board was this?
     
  5. one of my colleagues is more than a little disgruntled having agreed to mark papers for one exam board, he turned down an offer to mark papers for another, only to have the first email him on monday to say he was surplus to requirements. So you have my sympathies, but these things can't be predicted until the final entries are made and tweaked. Once you get established though the work will be more or less continuous if you develop your skills and hit the higher grades for your marking.

    I think edexcel are still looking for chemistry markers. It is possible to mark outside your specialism; I mark P2 papers for one exam board and A2 chemistry for another and have had continuous marking for three years now.
     

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