We entered 20 keen and talented linguists who were almost all predicted A*-C. Their final grades were shocking and when we analysed the four skills, it was always the writing paper which lost significant marks. Several students achieved A*, A, A* then F for writing when we had predicted them an A* for writing. We sent back all our written scripts for a remark and only two were changed by one mark. I now have to appeal against each exam mark. I have read/heard about many similar senarios from around the country, surely this is a national problem which cannot be overlooked. Many of my MFL colleagues feel so disheartened by this situation and each school is paying vast sums for re-marks. Has anyone any good ideas for a successful appeal? Are there any articles I should be reading?