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To put my mind at rest - GCSE English Paper 1 Query

Discussion in 'English' started by zebedee28, May 16, 2011.

  1. I teach top set yet found out today that two of my A* candidates. Didn't put Dear... or Yours sincerely in their letters in Section B. How much will this affect their mark. They typically achieve 17/9 or 18/9 in class and are very talented but made silly errors today.
    Would appreciate it if someone could help me out!
    Zoe
     
  2. Sorry for the typo...
    I teach top set yet found out today that two of my A* candidates didn't put Dear... or Yours sincerely in their letters in Section B. How much will this affect their mark. They typically achieve 17/9 or 18/9 in class and are very talented but made silly errors today.
    Would appreciate it if someone could help me out!
    Zoe
     
  3. i marked higher paper 1 couple years back (aqa) and it was made very clear to me that them putting dear/ yours... etc can not prevent them getting full/ close to full marks at all

    don't panic! :eek:)
     
  4. or <u>not</u> putting dear/ yours... (is what i meant to say! long day!)
     
  5. Thank you sooooooooo much! Don't worry about the typo - I corrected mine then realise I made about four other mistakes! Exam stress!

    You have made my day! Thank you
     
  6. you're welcome :eek:)
    it's a stressful time!
    don't know how long u have been teaching but i highly recommend marking exams (if u can be bothered/ if u have time in the middle of your other many duties as a teacher...!)
    so useful and really makes u aware of what examiners are after (plus money is ok!)
    fingers crossed for a decent paper 2 wed!
     

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