Coursework marking is the worst part of my job. When coursework came in the exam boards probably couldn't believe their luck. They were going to get teachers to do part of their job for free! They didn't even make it 'maker friendly', because it wasn't their problem anymore. I can't understand why the unions at the time accepted this huge extra workload for no extra pay of time. I now spend far more time marking than planning, how does that benefit my students? I am a part time teacher and part time examiner. When I set work such as homework, I always think about making it a bit easier to mark. It's to do with finding a balance, easy to mark but not easy for the kids to do. Exam boards do not need to consider this balance as we do this work for free anyway. Sorry not to add anything constructive, it's good to have a moan sometimes.