Asking for my daughter in y6. She uses napiers bones for long multiplication. The mark scheme states 2 marks to be awarded for correct answer. Only a formal column method is shown, and states 1 mark can be awarded if certain procedure is followed. I can't see anything in the guidance notes about alternative methods. I am taking from this implicitly that if the answer is correct it is awarded 2/2 regardless of the method. If it is wrong then it will be 0/2 unless a formal column method is used, in which case possibly 1/2 will be awarded. Is this correct?