I'm very down about my students' Unit 2 written coursework, which I'm marking at the moment. I'm looking at the Play Text coursework, which is marked out of 10, and I'm giving 1s and 2s to students who should be doing much better. I'm quite happy to accept it's probably my poor teaching which has caused this, but from looking at the kids' work, it seems that they have struggled to meet the 1000 word deadline, and have cut out the in-depth analysis and evaluation. I don't know how I can get these marks up before the May 15th deadline, especially with the shortened weeks coming up next term. I don't expect any sympathy, but I'd be a bit reassured if anyone out there is in the same position.