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Marking OCR Business GCSE Controlled Assessment over Xmas Hols

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by BAST1000, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Is there anyone else out there who has carried a dark cloud over them this festive season??
    I teach top set (29 students) they all have worked incredibly hard to complete this exam before Xmas for entry in Jan 2012. Since the word limit was guidance this year, they have written so much (too much!)
    It has taken me 4.5 hours to mark 5 units which equates to less than 2 students, 27 to go...
    Worried sick that I will not get them finished and therefore will be spending New Year's Eve and Day marking them.
    Is it reasonable for a school to expect staff to assess during their holiday - the busiest one!!.
     
  2. You are not alone, I too have controlled assessments to mark & as yet have not started as I have a house of family visitors - will be spending Sun & Mon at it as I foolishly told the students I would have them done by Tuesday when I see them!
    Have 62 folders in the corner staring at me!
    Think school just expects them to be done - but I am finding that under the new systems it is taking much longer - & its not because its new!
     

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