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!!.